Guidelines on House / Commercial Building Numbers

The Building Dept reminds all property owners that house numbers must be prominently displayed in front of each house or commercial building. This regulation is the result of Philipstown’s participation in the¬†Countywide Enhanced-911¬†system, and ensures that emergency services responders will find your location quickly. Violators are subject to fines.

Numbers should be easily seen from the road, and should be a minimum of 4″ high and no less than 0.5″ wide, and should be made of reflective material that can be easily seen after dark.

Please note that displaying the property number on your mailbox alone may be insufficient to identify your property, especially if your mailbox is not directly in front of your property.

In an emergency, every second counts, and the life you save may be your own.