Address Assignments & Guidelines

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Each house, mobile home, utility, or structure in the unincorporated limits of Rapides Parish must have a valid 911 address, to provide a more efficient and effective emergency response service.  It is your responsibility to affix the assigned number on the structure or nearby, designating the location.  This office updates all other branches of local government to help improve response times and delivery of parcel.

Address assignments are free of charge
Address Application

Size & Type of Number/Number Location

The address should be posted in a position that is plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property.  These numbers shall contrast with their background.  Numbers shall be a minimum of 4 inches high with a minimum stroke width of ½ inch.  Where access is by means of a private road and the building address cannot be viewed from the public way, a monument, pole or other sign or means shall be used to identify the structure.

Numbers can be purchased from hardware stores, lumber yards, Wal-Mart and K-Mart Stores, etc.

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