Rural civic addressing is a program created in collaboration with the Government of Saskatchewan to improve public safety by aiding in emergency response planning and dispatch in rural areas by providing addressing similar to what would be found in an urban municipality. It can also be used to enhance accuracy of delivery/collection services, increase efficiency in deploying property-based utility connections and simplify placement of rural street signs.
The objective of rural civic addressing is to provide a simple and logical system for identifying the location of all properties in the RM that is consistent and easily understood by all user groups. The RM has been working on the assignment of civic addresses to all occupied properties within the municipality, with addresses assigned based on the location of each property’s approach/driveway onto a roadway, as follows:
Single Parcel Subdivisions and/or Structures
- Access location on to roadway is determined.
- Measurements are taken from the southern and easternmost intersections of the section of which the property is located.
- Depending on the location of the access, the address may be even (south and west side of road) or odd (north and east side of road). See image for example.
- The first 3-4 numbers are the reference road and the next numbers are the address number.
- The remaining portion is the street name (Range or Township Road number).
The RM will be responsible for ordering, payment and installation of rural address signs for all existing applicable properties, as of December 31, 2020. The RM will also be responsible for ordering and installing rural address signs in the future, with the cost of future signs recouped from the new properties.
Signs will be installed on a post at the property line on the right-hand side of the approach, or where a chain link fence is available, the sign will be attached to the fence. Installation of signs will be completed by September 2021.
For more information, please visit the RM website at www.rmofsherwood.ca, or contact the Municipal Office at 306-525-5237.