If you have an emergency
please dial 9-1-1.
HISTORY OF THE 911 SYSTEM
The first 911 system was installed in Haleyville, Alabama in February 1968 as a way to quickly connect a subscriber to the local police station. This system did not identify the caller but did provide a means to access emergency services that had not previously been available. This system was quickly adapted and improved by other telephone companies to become the E911 system which provides both caller location and identification. A pioneering system was in place in Chicago by the mid-1970s providing both police and fire departments access to the source location of emergency calls.
INFORMATION AND LINKS
If you would like to verify your address or would like to request a new address please fill out this form and submit it to us. E-911 FORM
If you believe your address or street is not found in the link below please call us ASAP so that we may fix this problem.
Streets located in Gulf County
Emergency Notification Sign-Up
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners and Gulf County Emergency Management, in partnership with Twenty First Century Communications, Inc., has instituted a notification system that is able to send telephone notifications to residents and businesses within Gulf County impacted by, or in danger of being impacted by, an emergency or disaster.
This system will be used by emergency personnel to notify those homes and businesses at risk with information on the event and/or actions (such as evacuation) that local Public Safety Officials are asking them to take. The system utilizes the 911 database, provided by the local telephone companies, and is able to contact land-line telephones whether listed or unlisted, and is TTY/TDD capable. If the call is picked up by an answering machine, the system will leave a voice message. If the telephone called is busy or does not answer, the system will redial that number up to three times in an attempt to deliver the message.
Because the system uses the 911 database, only land-line numbers are currently maintained in the notification system. If you currently subscribe to an Internet Phone Service (Voice over IP (VoIP), such as Vonage) or use your cellular phone instead of a traditional home telephone and wish to be contacted by the notification system, you must register your telephone number. Additionally, if you would like to be contacted electronically in the event of a potential emergency, you can register to receive an email notification via this system.
To register your VoIP, mobile telephone or e-mail address, please fill out the registration form below. Each number and/or email provided will be added to the database. It is important to note that each number and/or email registered can only be associated with one address in the system.
It is important that you verify the accuracy of your Gulf County home address for proper contact. If you need to verify your home address please fill out the E-911 Address verification form.
For the purpose of an emergency contact, the phone number registered will be associated with the address given.
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SIGN-UP PAGE (Please check back soon to sign up as we are in the process of updating.)
CAUTION: WHILE THIS MASS NOTIFICATION SYSTEM IS CONSIDERED EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT, YOU SHOULD NOT WAIT FOR OR RELY EXCUSIVELY ON A MASS NOTIFICATION SYSTEM CALL FOR EVACUATION DIRECTIVES IF YOU THINK YOU ARE IN DANGER. IF YOU THINK YOU ARE IN DANGER, YOU SHOULD EVACUATE IMMEDIATELY. IF YOU ARE DIRECTED TO EVACUATE BY EMERGENCY PERSONNEL, YOU SHOULD FOLLOW THEIR DIRECTION.
Ben Guthrie - 911 Coordinator Vacant - Staff Assistant
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Bldg. 500
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. E.S.T.