House Numbers

Boardman Township firefighters

Can we find you in an emergency?

The Boardman Fire Department is appealing to all Township residents and business owners to assist the safety forces by providing better address identification on homes and businesses.

There are many homes and buildings in the Township that do not have visible address numbers. Dark numbers on dark background cannot be seen by emergency personnel. Numbers that are not illuminated cannot be seen at night. When numbers are placed on a mailbox they can fall off or become snow covered. Addresses painted on curbs are useless in the winter time. These circumstances can greatly delay emergency responders.

The locally adopted fire code requires that “New and existing buildings shall have approved address numbers, building numbers or approved building identification placed in a position that is plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property. These numbers shall contrast with their background. Address numbers shall be Arabic numerals or alphabet letters. Numbers shall be a minimum of 3 inches (102mm) high with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inch (12.7mm).”

The code also contains provisions for the marking and identification of developments, condominiums and constructions sites. “The property owner or general contractor shall place signage at the main entry point of the site with the lot identification number or numerical address for the structure or complex in a contrasting color visible from the closest public right of way. The numbers shall be a minimum of 3 inches high with a 0.5 inch stroke.”

If you have additional questions, please contact the Boardman Fire Prevention Bureau at 330.729.9535 or email us at