What is a 9-1-1 address?
A 9-1-1 address is the "physical" address of your structure. When you dial 9-1-1 from a "land" phone in an emergency, this is the location information that is available to a dispatcher.
Why do I need a 9-1-1 address?
When a dispatcher receives a 9-1-1 call, they need to be able to locate the caller. The dispatcher guides emergency responders to the location. In the case of "land" phones, a 9-1-1 address should be tied to it so that the dispatcher can see it automatically. This is especially important if the caller is unable to speak or unaware of the 9-1-1 address.
When do I need a 9-1-1 address?
Many types of structures require a 9-1-1 address, including some types of barns, shops, buildings and garages; businesses; all houses and/or mobile homes; as well as water and cell towers. When you apply for your building permit, one of the forms you must fill out is a
"9-1-1 Rural Address Application". Permit packages are available through Development Services. Please visit the
Development Services website or call them at (972) 548-5585.
How do I get a 9-1-1 address?
A 9-1-1 address is assigned when a structure is being built on or moved to a previously vacant site. The "9-1-1 Rural Address Application" is part of the Permit Application package – all submitted together to Collin County Development Services. Please visit the Permits links on the Development Services website or call them at (972) 548-5585.
If you need to find out the 9-1-1 address of an existing structure, call our office at 972-548-4192; however, if it is in relation to a permit, please contact Development Services directly at (972) 548-5585.
How should I display my 9-1-1 address?
Seconds count when emergency responders are trying to locate an address. Please follow the guidelines of the
"Address Display Brochure"to make sure your 9-1-1 address is displayed properly.