City of St. Paul Park 

on the Mississippi

The Importance of House Numbers

House numbers are not only convenient for finding addresses but necessary for emergency responders to locate those in need.  When responding to an emergency, minutes matters so be sure that fire, ambulance, and police personnel can easily and quickly find your address.

It is recommended that St. Paul Park residents take a few moments to install house numbers or examine existing house numbers.  Be sure that the numbers are easily read from the street.  Consider the following:

  • Script numbers or numbers that are spelled out in words may be aesthetically pleasing but are difficult to read quickly from the street.
  • Brass and Bronze numbers are difficult to see.  Use numbers that contrast with the background.
  • Be sure that the view of the numbers is not obstructed by shrubs, trees or decorations, such as flags.
  • Numbers should be clearly seen when approaching from either side of the house.
City of St. Paul Park, 600 Portland Avenue, St. Paul Park MN 55071