Rural Addressing

Rural addressing is a standard system of identifying and locating rural properties within Kneehill County. The method of addressing is modeled after the civic system found in most major cities. It is also widely used throughout other municipalities in Alberta. 

Your rural address also allows 911 Operators to help Fire, Police and Ambulance services find your home in the event of an emergency. Always keep your entire address posted by your telephone for quick relay to dispatch.

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How your address is determined:

  • Addresses are based on the location of the primary access along the allowance.
  • Each mile of road is divided into intervals of 40 meters, with numbers increasing from North to South and East to West. Even numbers are along the North and West sides of the road allowance, and odd numbers are along the South and East.
  • For the purposes of addressing, virtual township roads exist between all sections, whether an actual road allowance exists or not. 
  • When there are multiple accesses, the primary access is used. When there are multiple accesses along the same side of a road allowance and no clear primary access, the first access is chosen. 
  • When there is one access along a Township Road (Twp Rd), one access along a Range Road (Rng Rd), and no clear primary access, the one along the Range Road is chosen. 
  • When there are multiple residences located off the same primary access, the first building off the access is designated "A", the second building is "B", and so forth. 
  • Subdivision addresses are also based on the location of the primary access on a road allowance. The lots are numbered clockwise using an increment of 4, with odd numbers along the South and East. Even numbers are along the North and West. 

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