What is an E-911 address?
Primarily, it is to assist emergency services responding to non-emergency and emergency calls. An E-911 address aids responding units to locate the residents. E-911 location addresses are required for property owners, developers, phone service, building permits, drivers license renewal, land titles, loans, mail delivery, insurance and for other purposes requiring a site location.
Why do you need an E-911 address?
An E-911 address is a site location of your physical address. A 911 standardized measuring system is used to determine the addresses. In some cases driveways on the left side of the road are given odd numbers and driveways on the right side of the road are given even numbers.
People placing emergency calls often have difficulty providing their addresses. Children, visitors to the area, hearing or speech impaired callers, or callers in a life threatening situation, may not be able to provide address information to the 911 Communication Officer. An E -911 mapping system automatically gives the Communication Officer the address, phone number, and the name for who the number is listed as, allowing them to send the appropriate fire, medical personnel, or law enforcement, even if the caller is unable to communicate.
How do you obtain an E-911 address?
You may request a new address from the Codes Department for new construction that has been permitted through that department to build. You may also request an address verification from Codes assistant, Jennie Byrd at 865-259-1107 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You may submit a request by mail:
Jennie Byrd (City Addressing)
100 N Bowling Street
Clinton, Tennessee 37716.