Livingston, TX 77351
When you dial 9-1-1 from a traditional phone system in
your home, the address and/or phone number is displayed on the call
taker’s screen. Your 9-1-1 physical address is your house number and
Make sure 9-1-1 numbers posted on your house or business are easily seen from the road. Think like someone who has never been to your home or business and post the address where it is easily located. Structure numbers should be 5” high and preferably of a reflective material, or you could position a light so it shines directly on your address numbers at night. You can purchase street numbers at most hardware and discount stores or you can even paint a sign. If you live on a State or US Highway, DO NOT post your number on the highway right-of-way.
Call the Texas Department of Transportation at 936-327-8914 for instructions. In an emergency, the presence and visibility of these numbers may help save your life, and a well-marked location is much easier for law enforcement officers, firefighters and medical personnel to find when you need help quickly.
In rural areas of the County, the entry to your drive, lane, easement, access road, etc. should be marked.
Remember, mailboxes help the Post Office deliver mail, but emergency responders need to find you in an emergency - NOT your mailbox.
Although many emergency responders know where most of the roads are located, a road sign can improve response time and ensure that responders have the correct location. If you notice your road sign is missing or damaged, please report it to your County Commissioner’s office (if located in the county) or City Hall (if located within city limits).
2010 9-1-1 Map Instructions (PDF)
Please visit the Office of Emergency Management Permits link for a complete listing of all permitting requirements in Polk County.
Remember, you must obtain a permit before you can develop your property.
Click here to view the permits page