Can I just have my address number on my mailbox?

No. While the U.S. Postal Service requires your address number to be posted on your mailbox, the E 9-1-1 addressing law requires the number to be placed on the building. The most frequent complaint we receive from our 110 user agencies is that they wasted valuable time attempting to locate the address that didn't have the address number posted.

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1. Why does 9-1-1 ask so many questions?
2. Does the time I take answering questions delay the dispatch of emergency units?
3. When will help arrive?
4. Can I text message or instant message 9-1-1?
5. Can Automatic Telephone Tape Dialers call 9-1-1?
6. Are there any other telephone lines answered at the 9-1-1 center other than 9-1-1?
7. Do I really need to have my address number on my home or business?
8. Can I just have my address number on my mailbox?
9. If I accidentally call 9-1-1 can I just hang up?
10. What should I do if I am unhappy with the service I received from calling 9-1-1?