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9-1-1 Addressing & GIS Coordinator: Dawn Moore

Location & Mailing Address:
Fayette County Courthouse
151 N Washington St., Room 302
La Grange, TX 78945
Direct Office: (979)968-1810   General Office:  (979)968-6469     Fax: (979)968-8621

Email address: dawn.moore@co.fayette.tx.us

The Fayette County 9-1-1 Addressing Office is the sole addressing agent for the unincorporated rural areas of Fayette County, Texas.  Through interlocal agreements, Fayette County also serves as the addressing agent for the incorporated areas of Carmine, Ellinger, Fayetteville and Round Top
The primary purpose of a physical address is to serve as a location identifier in case of an emergency.  The 9-1-1 addresses assigned by Fayette County are also recognized by the US Postal Service for mail delivery service.  


How to obtain a 9-1-1 physical address for property in Fayette County
The Address Request Application may be completed and emailed to dawn.moore@co.fayette.tx.us. The application may also be mailed to the addressing office for processing.  If you choose to apply for an address in person, bringing a completed application with you will be helpful.  The 9-1-1 Addressing office is located in the Fayette County Courthouse at 151 N Washington St, Room 302, La Grange.  The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm, closed during the noon hour.

Alternatively, you may call the 9-1-1 Addressing office at (979)968-1810 to begin the process of establishing an address.  Basic information you will be asked to provide may include the property id account number assigned by the Fayette County Appraisal District, the name of the road by which the property is primarily accessible and/or the distance from the nearest road intersection to the driveway of the property.  Other information that may be helpful are the latitude/longitude coordinates of the driveway and/or building site or the neighboring property owner's name and/or address along with the distance between the driveways. 
Address Number Signs

Displaying a 911 address number sign enhances property safety and promotes effective emergency response.

You may display a number sign of your own choosing, or you may purchase a Fayette County address number sign. The county signs are 6"x12" blue metal signs with 4" white reflective vinyl numbers.

Fayette County Address signs are available from the following locations:
  • Fayette County Judge's Office: 151 N Washington St, Rm 302, La Grange, Texas 78945   979/968-6469
  • County Building, Schulenburg: 312 Paulus St, Schulenburg, Texas 78956   979/743-4041
  • County Building, Flatonia: 216 N Market St, Flatonia, Texas 78941   361/865-3500 or 361/865-3524

You may contact one of the locations listed above to order a sign and arrange for pickup.  The cost per sign is $15.00.   Alternatively, sign(s) can be mailed to you for an additional $7.00 per sign. If you would like a sign mailed to you, please send a check made out to Fayette County to the County Judge’s Office address listed above.  Please include in your request the address number to appear on the sign as well as the address where the sign is to be mailed.

You are asked to follow these guidelines when posting an address number sign:

  • Sign may be mounted on either side of the driveway entrance.
  • Sign should be mounted four to five feet high.
  • Sign should be visible from public roadway.
  • Make sure no brush, tree limbs, or other items block the view of the sign
  • It is suggested that the sign NOT be mounted on a mailbox as mailboxes are not always located adjacent to the property driveway


Driveway Access for Emergency Vehicles
Planning for emergency vehicle access promotes effective emergency response and enhances property safety.  In order to allow for the passage of large fire apparatuses and ambulances, driveways should be clear of low hanging tree limbs and encroaching brush.  Driveways and gates should have an unobstructed vertical clearance of 13 feet 6 inches and a 12 foot drivable surface suggested with a 4 foot clear zone on each side of the driveway (suggested 20 foot overall).  Emergency vehicles are also very heavy so load limits for any driveway bridges need to be posted at both ends of any bridge.  In addition, if you subscribe to an alarm service, it is best to register property access information (gate codes, etc) with the alarm service provider.



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