Rural addressing is a standardized system of identifying and locating rural properties. In 2002, Lac Ste. Anne County began putting into effect a municipal rural addressing system for use by emergency service providers, and for other purposes such as providing directions for delivery services.
Rural Addressing Guidelines
Aligning with provincial standards
Bylaw 21-2021 requires that all parcels of land supporting residential, commercial and industrial development with a primary access onto a developed public road right-of-way be assigned an address by Lac Ste. Anne County and such address must be posted, with the exception of oil and gas industry development which is regulated by Alberta's Energy Utilities Board (EUB).
The cost of a municipal rural addressing sign and placement for residential, commercial and industrial development taking place after June 1, 2003, shall be the responsibility of the property owner, occupant, or developer. Such signage shall be erected within three months after receipt of an approved development permit from the Development Officer. A property owner, occupant , or developer may order sign(s) through Lac Ste. Anne County, from another supplier, or make their own as long as the sign(s) conform(s) to the specifications set out in the County's rural addressing guidelines.
Know Your Rural Address
Please contact the County Administration Office to obtain your rural address. You should have the following information available: legal land description; lot, block, plan, if applicable; and the measurement to your approach from the nearest road junction (Rge Rd, Twp Rd, or Hwy). An easy way is to use your vehicle odometer to make the measurement.
Ensure Your Address is Clearly Posted
It is critical that emergency responders locate your home or business in times of emergencies in the Lac Ste. Anne County. It is important to have proper signage to get to your property if your require Fire, RCMP or Ambulance Services. Please make sure your signs are visible.
Help us help you by making sure your municipal address sign can be clearly read from the street or road. If you do not have a Rural Address Sign, you can pick up an application form at the Lac Ste Anne County Administration Office, or download the form below.