The County of Stettler has implemented an addressing system based on provincial guidelines with the purpose of better defining where access is gained for a residence. This is largely beneficial over legal land locations, as they define an area of up to hundreds of acres, whereas a rural address defines exactly where along a road to get access to the residence within 1/40 of a mile.
How it Works
The following are the guidelines used in assigning a rural address:
Address numbers will be assigned to each address interval starting in the southeast corner, increasing from south to north and east to west.
Addresses will be determined at the location where access is gained to the residence along a township road, range road, or a highway.
Each mile of road will be divided into 40 equal address intervals creating 80 address intervals (40 on each side).
Even address numbers are on the North and West sides of the road, odd numbers on the South and East sides of the road.