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A Marine Address is a number assigned to waterfront property that is accessible only by water. The Marine Address can be used for U.S. Postal Service delivery as well as for emergency assistance.
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Nothing. As a landowner having an address associated with overland mail delivery, no changes will result from the issuance of the Marine Response Identification Number. Marine Identification Numbers (PDF) simply provide a uniform way of establishing the ability of emergency responders with a way to identify and locate your property from the water in the event of an emergency.
The new Marine Identification Number (PDF) will become effective on November 1, 2009.
As a landowner having an address associated with overland mail delivery, no changes will result from the issuance of the Marine Response Identification Number (PDF).
Where a Marine Response Identification Number is used, the number shall be posted on a pier, dock, or other waterfront appurtenance, no less than four feet nor more than six feet above the ground or high water line. The sign must be clearly readable to emergency providers arriving by boat. For more information, contact Community Development at 208-446-1070.
The identification number sign shall be, no less than four feet nor more than six feet above the ground on a substantial, maintained support structure. The view of the identification numbers from the water must be unobstructed and maintained. All primary letters, numbers, and symbols shall be a minimum of 3 1/2 inches in height, with a one-half inch stroke, and shall contrast with the background color. Contact Community Development at 208-446-1070 for more information.
A Marine Response Identification Number (PDF) is used to identify parcels of land along waterfront property. The Marine identification Number is not used as an address; rather it is for emergency assistance. The dispatchers would be able to cross reference the parcel address and the Marine identification number and send a water craft for a faster emergency response time. For further questions, contact Community Development at 208-446-1070.
Posting of Marine Identification numbers only requires the "numbers" be posted (just like house numbers). Do not post the entire address.