Enhanced 911 Emergency System

Enhanced 911 Service

In October 1995, Perry County activated the county-wide Enhanced 911 service using existing address information. In an effort to improve Enhanced 911 service to all residents and property owners of Perry County, all new 911 addresses were issued in 2000 with the cooperation from the US Postal Service and County/City officials (Rural Route and Highway Contract addresses are no longer acceptable). If you receive your mail at a post office box, you may continue using this as your mailing address. However, you must use the E-911 address for any emergencies to aid in structure location. In all situations, your address must be visible from the road in front of your property. Some examples of proper display would be as follows:

  1. If you property has a mailbox in front of the structure, your address must be displayed with numbers and letters visible on both sides of the mailbox or,
  2. Your new box number must be displayed on your house so it can be visible from the roadway. If this is not possible, a sign should be displayed at the road or street leading to the property.

If you need to establish a physical address for new construction or property:

Within the city limits of Tell City, call 812-547-3411

Within the city limits of Cannelton, call 812-547-7919

Within the town of Troy, call 812-547-7501

Outside Tell City, Cannelton, or Troy, call 812-547-4426

or please call the Perry County Emergency Management Office at 812-547-4426 or e-mail information to EMADirector@perrycounty.IN.gov.