The telephone number 9-1-1 has been designated the Universal Emergency Number
for the public to request emergency assistance. This system was created to
provide a quick response by police, fire, medical, and other emergency
Nueces County Department of Public Works is charged with establishing and
maintaining a uniform addressing system for the rural areas of Nueces County.
This is accomplished by assigning address numbers to the various properties,
collecting occupant information, and providing updates of the address
information to the public safety answering point.
ASSIGNING ADDRESS NUMBERS
Any time a new house is built or when people change residences in the rural
areas of Nueces County an Address Verification Form should be submitted to
Nueces County Department of Public Works. The information provided is forwarded
to the public safety answering point for use if emergency assistance is
To view or print the 9-1-1 Address Verification Form click on
DISPLAY OF ADDRESS
For the 9-1-1 system to work effectively all houses should display a street
address number. The address numbers should be clearly visible, placed in a
conspicuous location, oriented toward the road, and have numerals a minimum of
three (3) inches in height.