The Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services strives to keep response times at a minimum. Far too often we are in the area and spend precious time trying to locate the physical address of the emergency. Please help us to help you by answering the following questions:
- Can your house number be seen from the road?
- If your address is on your mailbox, can it be seen from either direction?
- Is it obvious which mailbox goes with which house, or is it in a group?
- And, is your mailbox even in front of your house?
- Can your house number be seen at night?
- Does your house meet the current municipal code as provided below?
The city of Paso Robles has adopted the 1997 uniform fire code:
901.4.4 Premises Identification. Approved numbers of addresses shall be placed on all new buildings in such a position as to be plainly visible and legible from street or road fronting the property. Said numbers shall contrast with their background. The characters should be a minimum of 4 inches high with 1/2-inch stroke for single-family residences and minimum of 6 inches high with a 3/4-inch stroke for all other occupancies.
When the building or group of buildings (five units or more) is served by an alley or interior driveway, the numbers or alphabetical designation shall be displayed on a directory or enunciator board, approved by the Fire Chief, at each driveway or alley entrance. Senior Housing, Retirement Villas, Hotel and Motel enunciator boards shall be of a Graphic type. The property owner, Homeowners Association or individual in charge of the property shall be responsible for maintaining the directory.