Getting a County of St. Paul Address | Rural Addressing
The County of St. Paul helps to provide residents with rural addresses. It’s important to note that your rural address is not your mailing address. Please contact us with any questions.
A Rural Address is a standard form of addressing that will allow emergency services such as police, fire, and ambulance to find your residence in the case of an emergency. Also known as a 911 address. This address is assigned by County of St. Paul and shared with Telus 911 for the purpose of emergency dispatch.
About Municipal Addressing
Modeled after the address system found in most major cities, the Municipal Addressing System is widely used by rural Municipalities throughout Alberta. In the County of St. Paul each property is designated a Municipal Address that relates to the range road, township road or named road from which the property’s driveway is built. Here’s why you need a municipal address.
Help us find you more quickly in an emergency.
Some county services like snowblading require you to have a municipal address.
Allow visitors to find your rural address in a more convenient way.
Properties Outside of Multi-Parcel Subdivisions
The following references are relevant to properties outside of multi-parcel subdivisions.
Addresses are referenced off of the range roads, township roads or named roads.
Address numbers increase going North and West.
Even & Odd Numbers
Even address numbers are on the North and West side of the roads and odd addresses are on the South and East side.
Properties in Multi-Parcel Subdivisions
The following references are relevant to properties in multi-parcel subdivisions.
Addresses are referenced from where the internal subdivision road comes off of the range road or township road (if the subdivision has more than one entrance, one entrance is arbitrarily chosen as being the address identifier).
Lots are assigned a number in a clockwise direction wherever possible.
Municipal Addressing Tips
Here are some quick tips for municipal addressing:
Keep it Posted
Make sure to keep your rural address posted and visible on your property so that emergency personnel, service providers and visitors can easily find your home.
Know Your Address
Write your address down and post it in your home. This will ensure that the address can be easily referenced in case of an emergency.