How do I get a 911 address?
You must first complete the Address Request Application . Click on the link below to download an application. Your driveway must be marked to receive your address. Morgan County EMCD will provide a stake to mark your driveway location. They will be available at our office at 4216 Highway 31 S in Decatur during business hours 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Directions to MCEMCD 911
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If you choose to submit your address application via mail, email, or fax, you will need to place a marker on the driveway of the property needing an address. We request that you take a wooden stake, write 911 on it, and place it on the corner of the driveway. Failure to do so may cause a delay in the assignment of your address.
Addresses are assigned on Thursdays of each week. Applications must be received by mail or returned to the 911 office before 8:00 a.m. on Thursday for address assignment. Forms received after that time will be moved to the schedule for the following week.
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Address Request Application (PDF)
Address Request Application (Microsoft Word)
** Please return this form in advance, 7-10 days, before you need the address to avoid possible delays. **
fax (256) 351-4840
mail / return to our office at:
Morgan County EMCD
4216 Highway 31 S
Decatur, AL 35603
Road / Private Drive Naming / Renaming Forms
Downloadable Petition for establishing or renaming a street or road.
Downloadable copy of Morgan County street naming procedure.
Who assigns my Address?
The Morgan County Emergency Management Communication District (MCEMCD) has been designated by the Morgan County Commission as the addressing authority for Morgan County except in the city limits of Decatur and Hartselle. Addresses in Decatur are assigned by the Planning Department and Hartselle by the Building Inspector.
Why do I need a 911 Address?
In order to properly locate where a 911 call originates a structure must have an address. If you do not have a correct address it would be very difficult to locate your residence or business in an emergency.
Where should I post my 911 Address?
Your address should be posted at your driveway, visible from both directions of travel. It is preferable that the numbers be at least 3 inches tall and reflective to ensure they are visible at night to be visible from the road for emegency reponsders. This saves time locating your home in the event of an emergency and in an emergency every second counts.
How is the address assigned?
In order to assign a new address, we must come to your location and take a measurement from the beginning of the road to your driveway to determine your new address. Even numbers are assigned to one side of the road, odd numbers to the other. Our mapping vehicle is equipped with a device that does the measurement for us.