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Curb painting on residential address numbers begins Sept. 25

curb painting

The City of Mission Viejo has partnered with the nonprofit Care for the Children to repaint residential address numbers on public street curbs across the City beginning September 25.  

The purpose of having the house number painted on the curb in reflective paint is so that in the event of a 911 call, emergency personnel can locate the house easier day or night. 

The City only issues permits to paint curbs to legitimate nonprofit organizations that do the work as a fundraiser – fueled by optional donations by residents.  

To learn more about the nonprofit, visit care4thechildren.org. Information about the project, which is expected to be finished by December 23, is also available on the Public Works Department's webpage. 


Submitted by Linda Duffy on Fri, 09/15/2023 - 9:13 am


Hello - I live in Casta del Sol in Mission Viejo. Does the curb number painting include this gated community? I believe our area could benefit from this since there are numerous 911 calls from older folks who live here.
Thank you in advance for your information, Linda Duffy

Submitted by City Staff on Fri, 09/15/2023 - 11:59 am


Thank you for your comment on the News page. This curb addressing program is exclusively for residents residing on publicly owned streets. Casta Del Sol is a privately owned community, including its streets. Therefore, residents in privately owned communities should make this request to their HOA.

We strongly encourage residents in these communities to express their interest in curb address painting to their HOA representatives, especially if it has been a while since the curbs were last painted.

Submitted by John Carson on Sun, 09/17/2023 - 9:42 am


In the past, youth have painted the numbers on the curbs. They tell the resident they are doing it, and mention it is for a donation, but the service is free. Will a receipt be issued by the curb painter or is it a trust that the donations will make it to the care4the children foundation?

Submitted by City Staff on Mon, 09/18/2023 - 12:36 pm


Thank you for your comment on the News page. While this program is financially supported by optional donations, there is no charge for the service.

Submitted by Vaase on Thu, 09/21/2023 - 2:53 pm


I do not have a curb, nor do my neighbors because our 'street' is more of an alley with garage doors opening directly onto the street. There is no driveway or apron. Will I be required to have a number painted and, if so, where would they paint the number? Note: each unit is already clearly identified by a lighted number secured to the building.

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