Civic Addressing Coordinator:
It is important to have your civic address number plainly displayed on your house or at the end of your driveway so that emergency services (such as ambulance or fire department personnel) can find you. It is so important, in fact, that it is a requirement according to Civic Addressing By-Law #139.
If you are building a new structure, civic numbers are automatically issued as part of the Building Permit process. Payment is included in the Permit cost.
To order a civic number plate for the first time, or to replace one, please complete the Civic Number Plate Order Form and either drop it off at the Community Development Office (186 Central Street in Chester) or mail it to the Municipality of the District of Chester, P O Box 369, Chester NS B0J 1J0. Please include payment of $14.00 for each plate (cash or cheque).
The Civic Address Coordinator guides the process for new or changing road names according to the Municipality's Civic Addressing By-Law #139, and in consultation with best practices outlined in the Nova Scotia Civic Address Users Guide.
New roads are named when a driveway gives access to a third addressable building or through the subdivision process. Property owners whose property is accessed by the new road have the opportunity to help name the road.
If you notice that a road name sign is missing, please notify the Civic Address Coordinator (902-275-2599) or Public Works Department (902-275-1312) immediately.