Rural Addressing Initiative
Notice: Due to the overwhelming response, the sign-up period for the Numerical House Number Address Signs Program supported by the Virginia Department of Forestry's Firewise Grant will conclude on September 22, 2023. To be eligible for this program, a resident must have an addressable structure that is in a rural or forested area and that is currently without posted numerical address signage. Residents will be notified about arrangements for pick-up, once signs have been ordered and received.
As the designated 911-addressing entity of the county, the Wise County GIS Office understands that navigating rural and wildland forested areas can be challenging for emergency responders, postal services, and residents. In an emergency situation, having clear and visible house address signage is especially crucial for prompt response and assistance. A Firewise Community Hazard Mitigation Grant has enabled Wise County to implement a numerical house address sign program to equip properties with proper signage. Specifically, these grant funds are utilized to purchase house address signs and plaques that comply with local addressing standards. This initiative will enhance the overall safety and well-being of the community.
To be eligible for this program, a resident must have an addressable structure that is in a rural or forested area and that is currently without posted numerical address signage. Residents interested in receiving numerical address signage are encouraged to fill out the form linked below or to contact the Wise County GIS Office directly by phone at 276-328-7110 or email at email@example.com.