Click on the picture above for a printable copy of how to display your address.





​​​​​Marengo County Emergency Communications District

While issuing addresses is not the most exciting thing we do, it is one of the most important. Without an orderly address system, it is very

hard for your home or business to be located quickly during an emergency.  Please call 334-295-5287 with addressing questions.

If you see the following vehicle on your street or near your home we are simply working on our addressing duties.

Dark Grey Ford Pickup

How do I get a new address?

Each home and business in Marengo County should have an address. When you move in, the address does not change. If the person you buy

or rent from does not know the address, call our business office at 334-295-5287. We may determine the address over the phone if you know

your new neighbor's names and addresses, and the correct road name.

If you are moving into a new structure or location, a new address number must be assigned. This requires us to drive to your new location to

measure the address along the road. This will take at least 10 working days, so call as far in advance as possible. When you call 334-295-

5287, tell us you need an address for a new structure.


Before you call or submit a request online for a new 911 address please click                   or on the tab titled "Before I Request An Address"

and be able to give this information to E-911.  This information will be required to have an address issued.

How are road names assigned?

Marengo County 9-1-1 has been designated as the street naming authority for Marengo County. We also coordinate street naming with the

municipalities to avoid duplicate names. New roads are normally named by the residents or by the developer of a subdivision. We check that

the proposed name is not already in use, and then approve or deny the request.

To name a road after a specific person or family requires 100% agreement of the existing residents of the road. To select a generic street

name requires 75% agreement. These same percentages are used if residents desire to change a road name.

Why are some driveways named?

When there are three (3) or more structures with addresses on a road or driveway, we assign a name and issue address numbers using the

new road name. This is done to reduce confusion when responding to emergencies, and it also helps other people find you.

We sometimes name drives that do not have three structures when there are several land-owners along the road. This provides for

addresses as the property owners develop their land.

Assigning a name to a private drive does not mean the city or county will start maintaining the road or that the mail carrier will deliver

mail to the houses. It is still a private road, it just has an official name.

How do I display my address:

Your address number should be posted at your driveway, visible from both directions of travel. Just because the mail carrier comes from one

direction does not mean the emergency units will travel the same way.

Your address number should also be clearly posted on your home so it can be seen at night. Remember, in an emergency there is no time to

waste, make your home easy to locate!