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ADMINISTRATION OFFICE:
1975 Field Road Sechelt, BC V0N 3A1
Phone: 604-885-6800
Toll-free: 1-800-687-5753
Fax: 604-885-7909

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Civic Addressing

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CIVIC ADDRESSING

The Property Information and Mapping Section of Sunshine Coast Regional District maintains a formal civic addressing system for all Electoral Areas including the Town of Gibsons, the District of Sechelt, the Sechelt Indian Government District as well as the islands.

The consistent numbering of buildings and suites in the SCRD, together with their street names, helps emergency response, mail delivery, and the general public find the specific building they're looking for in the SCRD.

Every home and business is required to display an assigned number. When displaying a civic address, it is suggested that the numbers be 3" to 5" high. Dark numbers on a white background are most visible.

Civic Addressing

The Property Information and Mapping Section of the Sunshine Coast Regional District
maintains a formal civic addressing system for all Electoral Areas including the Town of Gibsons, the District of Sechelt, the Sechelt Indian Government District, as well as the islands.

The consistent numbering of buildings and suites in the SCRD, together with their street names, helps emergency response, mail delivery, and the general public find the specific building they're looking for.

Every home and business is required to display an assigned number. When displaying a civic address, it is suggested that the numbers be 3" to 5" high. Dark numbers on a white background are the most visible.

Civic addresses are generally issued at the time of application for a building permit. The civic address is based on the location of the driveway serving the property and the location of the building on the property.

The current fee structure is listed in Bylaw 673 below.

If you do not have a number or would like us to confirm your number, please contact us at 604-885-6805 or complete our on-line form. If you require additional information, please scroll down to read our Addressing FAQ's. Still have questions? Give us a call!

You may now pay your civic address fee online.

Fee Schedule & Civic Addressing Bylaw No. 673

Civic Addressing Brochure


Addressing FAQs

Why is an addressing system necessary?

The consistent numbering of buildings and suites in the SCRD, together with their street names, helps emergency response, mail delivery, and the general public find the specific building they're looking for.

Who is the authority for assigning a civic numbers?

The SCRD is responsible for all addressing within the Regional District. We assign civic numbers, and also provide notification of address assignments or any changes as a result of renumbering.

Who is responsible for assigning or changing road names?

The Town of Gibsons, the District of Sechelt, and the Sechelt Indian Government District all assign road names within their jurisdictions. For the remainder of the SCRD, the Ministry of Transportation, Highways, and Infrastructure is the authority.

Can I assign my own civic address?

No. Without a civic number assigned through the SCRD, you may be risking your own and/or the public's safety and create confusion with the agencies using your civic address as a way to find or identify your location.

My property has more than one residence. Should I request a second address?

Yes. Having a civic address assigned to each residence on your property will ensure the best possible response time during an emergency and will help eliminate any confusion with mail delivery, utility billing, etc.

How can I request a new civic address?

If you do not have a number or would like to confirm your number, please contact us at 604-885-6805 or complete our on-line form. If you are building a new home or business within the SCRD, you may also apply for a civic address at the time of application for your building permit.