Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Posting visible address critical

Mat-Su | Patty Sullivan | Monday, January 25, 2010

All too frequently emergency responders lose precious seconds to locating a physical address because it is not posted on the home, or not posted visibly. Borough code requires the address to be posted no farther than 50 feet from a road.

This week a commercial airs on KMBQ radio, reminding property owners of the importance of proper addressing.
Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly Member Mark Ewing is passionate about the subject. Ewing also is a member of the Local Emergency Planning Committee.

Click player to listen to the commercial.

In order to produce the commercial, busy people, such as dispatcher Alaina Anderson and a Palmer Police officer, gave us their time. Thank you.

Borough code also requires that street address numbers contrast with the background and shall not be less than four inches in height.

For more information call Public Affairs Director Patty Sullivan 907.745.9577 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.