Vertical 911 Address Signs - Design Guidelines

Vertical 911 Address Signs - Design Guidelines

How many sign sizes do you offer for vertical 911 address signs?

8 standard sizes: 6 x 12", 6 x 18", 6 x 24", 6 x 30", 6 x 36", 9 x 18", 9 x 24", and 9 x 30".

911 Address Signs Size Comparison

Are your signs only available in one orientation?

No, we offer our address signs in either Vertical or Horizontal orientation. Start creating your sign with our tools below:

What sign colors do you offer?

We offer 7 color combinations: Green/Reflective, Blue/Reflective, Brown/Reflective, Reflective/Black, Red/Reflective, Yellow Reflective/Black, and Black/Reflective. (Background as well as characters are all retro-reflective.)

911 Address Signs colors we offer.

Sign Construction:

Our signs are manufactured on Flat .063" or .080" Rust Free Aluminum over-laminated with either:

  • Engineering Grade Prismatic (Type I)
  • High Intensity Prismatic (Type IV)
  • Diamond Grade (Type IX) Reflective Sheeting

Are these signs double sided?

Yes, our signs are provided with the same copy on both sides. We also offer a single sided configuration (second side is mill finish) for any custom application.

Sign Mounting:

911 address signs are provided with 2 standard mounting holes. 3 additional custom hole configurations are available as well. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see illustrations of hole configurations.

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Address Sign Text Size:

We offer 3", 4", 5", and 6" high characters on our signs. 4" characters are the default on our signs and the most popular size for residential buildings. 5" characters are required by some counties for residential buildings. 6" characters are the typical size for apartment and commercial buildings. Some fire departments or municipalities require 3" as the minimum and 4" as the maximum. See table below to determine which character sizes are available for each sign size.

Dimensions (W x H) Character Sizes Allowed 3" Max. Characters Allowed 4" Max. Characters Allowed 5" Max. Characters Allowed 6" Max. Characters Allowed Recommended Mounting
6 x 12" 3", 4", 5" 3 2 2 ——— Mailbox, Stake, 4ft. U-channel Post
6 x 18" 3", 4", 5", 6" 5 4 3 2 Mailbox, 4ft. & 6ft. U-channel Post
6 x 24" 3", 4", 5", 6" 6 5 4 3 Mailbox, 4ft. & 6ft. U-channel Post
6 x 30" 3", 4", 5", 6" 8 6 5 4 Mailbox, 4ft. & 6ft. U-channel Post
6 x 36" 3", 4", 5", 6" 10 7 6 5 Mailbox, 4ft. & 6ft. U-channel Post
9 x 18" 5", 6" ——— ——— 3 2 Mailbox, 4ft. & 6ft. U-channel Post
9 x 24" 5", 6" ——— ——— 4 3 Mailbox, 4ft. & 6ft. U-channel Post
9 x 30" 5", 6" ——— ——— 5 4 Mailbox, 4ft. & 6ft. U-channel Post

We have the capability of making our address signs any length using any text size requirements, but online we only offer 8 sizes and four standard text sizes of 3", 4", 5" and 6".

Font Style Options

Safetysign.com will use the font below known as the FHWA Series fonts (also known as Standard Alphabets for Highway Signs) when producing your 911 address signs. This font offers several variations of character compression and character spacing — the correct version will be selected by us when producing your signs. The selection will be based on the length of the street address versus the length of the sign ordered.

FHWA Series Fonts for 911 Address Signs

VERTICAL ADDRESS SIGNS DETAILS

Specification of Vertical 911 Signs


VERTICAL ADDRESS SIGNS HOLE CONFIGURATIONS

  1. 2 Side holes (standard option),
  2. 2 Centered holes (top and bottom)
  3. 2 Top holes (hanging type)
  4. No Holes (use when installing on bracket)
Hole Configurations of Vertical 911 Signs
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