Rural addresses that are assigned by the county are used by the 911 system to find you in case of an emergency. If your property doesn’t have an address, or has an incorrect address it can delay the arrival of help during an emergency. If you purchase rural property in Fremont County, you will need to contact the Planning Department to get a rural address (a.k.a. physical address, or fire number) assigned to it. Even if you are buying property that has an already existing house or business on it, you should check with the Planning Department to make sure there is an address assigned to it. If you are planning to build on your property, be aware that some utility services will not install stubs/lines of service to your property unless you have a rural address, so it is best to get your address early on in the building process to prevent potential construction delays
Getting an address
Getting a rural address is easy! All that is needed to obtain an address is to accurately locate the parcel of land that will have the rural address. Some of the things that are helpful in pinpointing a specific parcel are:
- A copy of a survey or plat map
- Distance (in miles or feet) from the nearest intersection
- Distance (in miles or feet) from 2 or more know addresses
- Assessor GEO PIN Number
Once you are assigned an address by the Planning Department, you will need to get adhesive red and white reflective numbers and an aluminum plate. Your local hardware store should carry them, or you can order them from CD Signs in Riverton. Attach the numbers to the plate and place the address plate on a pole or post near the road where you would turn to access your property. Do not put your address on your house or other structures on your property. Even reflective numbers are difficult to see if the structure is behind trees, set back off the road, or oriented towards a view rather than the road. The reflective quality of the numbers fades over time due to exposure to the sun. It is the property owner’s responsibility to replace these numbers when they begin to fade.