9-1-1 addressing

Wayne County 9-1-1 Coordinator’s Office

9-1-1 Coordinator: James “Tom” Burford
Address: Wayne County Courthouse (first floor), 609 Azalea Drive, Waynesboro, MS 39367
Telephone: 601-735-6249
Cellular: 601-410-0797
Email: countypatrol@waynecountyms.gov

The Wayne County Emergency Management Agency-Homeland Security Office oversees the area’s 9-1-1 emergency response network and every structure (home or business) must have an assigned physical address — issued through James “Tom” Burford, who serves as 9-1-1 coordinator — so that when 9-1-1 is called, the correct information will be given to the dispatcher to find your location on the digital map located in the Wayne County Emergency Communications Center in Waynesboro. The assigned 9-1-1 address will assist dispatchers in having the appropriate agencies to respond in a timely fashion.

All applicants seeking a new address must complete a 9-1-1 addressing application available through the 9-1-1 Coordinator’s Office on the first floor of the Wayne County Courthouse. Read and fill out the form completely and return it to the office.

If you do not know your street address, please contact the Wayne County 9-1-1 Coordinator to obtain it.

Posting your address

You should clearly post your address number at the end of your driveway, on your mailbox and on your structure (so the numbers can be easily seen from the public road) … at least three (3) inch reflective numbers are recommended. This is for your safety so that responders can locate you or your loved ones during an emergency situation.