Stewart County Emergency Communications District
Stewart County ECD
P.O. Box 751
Dover, TN 37058
Welcome to Stewart County, Tennessee
The Stewart County Emergency Communications District is responsible for providing emergency Enhanced 911 (E911) service to the citizens and visitors in our county.
One of the primary functions of the ECD is to provide every home and business with an E911 address. This is the address that appears on the computer screen at the E911 center when a person calls 911 for an ambulance, police, fire or any life threatening emergency. So, you can understand the importance of having your E911 address appear properly and accurately at the E911 center when you call 911.
How to Get an E911 Address
Stewart County has a specific method for making sure that each home and business is issued an accurate E911 address. A person needing a new E911 address must complete an “E 9-1-1 Address Application” form and send it to the Manager for addressing before the electric company (CEMC) will install an electric meter at the new location.
We address buildings only. We do not address land or lots.
The process is designed to be as simple as possible. Click on the link at the bottom of this page to open the PDF form in Acrobat Reader (You will need the free Acrobat Reader installed on your computer). After you fill out the form, at the bottom of the form page, click on the “Submit By Email” button. This will send the form to your email client and allow you to send the form directly to the office of the Manager by email.
If you want to download a blank copy of the form to fill out and mail to us, then click on the “Print Blank Form” button at the top left of the form page. The intended method and the best method is to fill out the PDF form and submit it electronically by e-mail. Our software is programmed to receive the form from you and create a work order for us to use to address your new property. After you fill out the form, you may also click on the “Print Form” button at the bottom of the page, if you want to print and keep a copy of your completed form.
Please do not fax the form to the Manager because many faxes are of poor quality and too difficult to read.
After receiving the completed form, the Manager will contact you to arrange a visit to your new building. During the visit to your new building site, the Manager will obtain a GPS position for the building. Therefore, someone will be required to be present and show the Manager exactly where the new building will be and exactly where the new building’s driveway will intersect the road.
NOTE: When the Manager visits the building site, the footing or basement for the building must be dug and the driveway must be roughed in. If the new address is a mobile home, the footing, concrete, gravel, or dirt pad must be in place in order to exactly locate the position of the mobile home. This is necessary because we position your new building in an electronic computerized mapping system. When you call 911, your location will appear on the computerized map allowing emergency personnel to respond to your building even if you can’t talk on the phone. Obviously, you can understand the importance of exactly locating your new building.
After the Manager determines your new E911 address, he will enter the new address on the form and send it back to the original sender. A copy will also be sent to the electric company (CEMC). After you receive back your new address by email or postal mail, you may print the form and use it to obtain your utilities. Just take the completed form with your new address to CEMC and go through their normal process to obtain your electric meter.
You should also know that AT&T will not issue you a telephone number for your new building without an E911 address.
Please do not delay in starting the process to get your new E911 address. As soon as you dig the footing or basement, fill out the “Address Application” and send it to us. Remember, you cannot get an electric meter installed or a telephone at you new building without an E911 address. It usually takes one to two weeks for the Manager to arrive and address your new building.
If you have an unusual situation, call the Manager at 931-232-2205.