Jennifer Payne, 911/ GIS Coordinator
224 Pine Ave SW Live Oak, FL 32064
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
The Suwannee County 911/ GIS Office operates under the State Emergency Number Plan administered by the Florida State Division of Management Services. This plan establishes the Board of County Commissioners in each county as the responsible fiscal agent. This makes the responsibility and authority for 911 within a county the Board of County Commissioners.
1.Why do I need a 911 address?
Primarily, to assist emergency services in responding to emergency calls. A 911 address helps emergency services to locate residents and business locations. A faster response time can make a significant difference in survival and degree of recovery. However, 911 location addresses are also often required for telephone service, building permits, driver’s license renewal, mail and package delivery to the location, insurance and for other purposes requiring a site location.
2. Ensure your telephone service provider has your correct 911 Address!
People placing emergency calls often have difficulty providing their addresses. Children, visitors, hearing or speech impaired callers, or callers in a life-threatening situation, may not be able to provide address information to dispatchers. Ensuring your telephone company has your correct 911 address is important as that is the information (911 address) that is displayed in the call center. This allows the dispatchers to send the appropriate fire, medical personnel, or law enforcement, even if the caller is unable to communicate.
3. PLEASE POST YOUR ADDRESS!
4. HOW DO YOU GET A 911 ADDRESS? In order to receive a 911 address there must be a permitted dwelling (house, mobile home, recreational vehicle) on the property, or the property must be used for agricultural purposes. Vacant land is not assigned an address. To receive your address, simply contact the Addressing office at (386)364-3486 or submit for a building permit through the Suwannee County Building Department.