Dorchester County House Numbering Ordinance

DORCHESTER COUNTY ORDINANCE NUMBER 89-04

ARE YOUR NUMBERS UP???

What if you had an emergency situation at your home, and the fire department, police department, or EMS were unable to find your house simply because you did not have house numbers on your residence. This could cause a delay in getting the emergency service that you are requesting. Unfortunately, this situation does occur, but you can keep it from happening to you by ensuring that appropriate sized numbers are placed on your residence.

The Dorchester County Street Naming and Numbering Ordinance states that: "street address numerals shall be conspicuously placed immediately above, on, or at the side of the primary entrance of each building so that the number can be seen plainly from the street line. Residential numbers shall not be less than 3" in height. These numbers shall be in contrasting color from the building." You can be fined if you have not complied with this County Ordinance.

If you have any questions, contact the Dorchester County Planning/Zoning Department at (843) 832-0023.