The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) maintains a formal civic addressing system for all electoral areas including the Town of Gibsons, the District of Sechelt, the shíshálh Nation 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 are 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 inches to 5 inches 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.