CodeRed Emergency Notification System

Tell a friend, tell a neighbor about Lexington's
community notification system 
for keeping citizens informed!


CodeRED® Purpose:

To send critical communications to residents and businesses in Lexington. The system provides the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire town.

The system will be activated for emergency public safety messages and important public notifications. Alerts may include, but are not limited to:

  • Extreme weather
  • Missing and endangered persons
  • Evacuations and lockdowns
  • Water emergencies
  • Chemical spills or release
  • Security alerts

Caller ID:

When you see 866-419-5000 displayed, you will know the call is from Lexington CodeRed.

To hear the last message delivered to your phone, simply dial the number back.

How to Sign Up for CodeRed:

Individuals and businesses can add their own contact information directly into CodeRED®. You can provide additional phone numbers (work, cell, VoIP) and email addresses where you would like to receive notifications. To sign up:

  1. Go to the CodeRED® website.
  2. Click on the circle next to "NO, I would like to review and submit my information," then click the Continue button.
  3. Enter your name, residential or business address, phone number and email. To add additional phone numbers or email addresses, just click on the +Add Email or +Add Phone button.
  4. Check the "Send Text Messages" box if you would like texts sent to that phone number.
  5. Check the Data Privacy and Terms and Conditions boxes, then click the Verify information button.


Your contact information is linked to your street address to ensure emergency notification calls are received by the proper individuals in a given situation.

About CodeRED

The Town of Lexington has purchased the CodeRED® Emergency Notification System. CodeRED® uses telephone, text and e-mail to quickly provide instructions to residents and businesses on how to prepare for, or otherwise deal with, an emergency situation.

This high-speed telephone and text messaging system can contact the entire Lexington database in less than 30 minutes. If you are not home, CodeRED® will leave a message on most answering devices. The system allows Lexington to contact all residents and businesses or limit the notification to a small geographic area.

The database used by CodeRED® is a combination of published white page listings, Enhanced 911 data and information provided by residents or business owners. To ensure that your phone number is registered (or to add text, e-mail or additional phone numbers), please follow our sign up instructions.

The system is easy to use but ask a friend or neighbor if you are having difficulty entering your emergency contact information. Internet access is available at the Cary Memorial Library and volunteers at the Lexington Senior Center are available to assist.