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911 Addressing

The Jackson County Addressing Office provides a comprehensive and uniform system of permanent road addresses for all residences and businesses throughout the County in order to facilitate provision of adequate public safety and emergency response services. It is further designed to benefit the United States Postal Service, local business owners and individual citizens in locating properties and buildings.  The numerical street addresses are assigned according to the distance a structure is located along a certain road. Even numbers are found on the right side of the road and odd numbers are on the left side of the road as distance on that road increases.

The objective of Road Naming is to eliminate duplicate of sound alike or similar road names within the same Postal Group. Countywide road names and addresses helps law enforcement and emergency services departments save lives and property by reducing the time it takes them to reach the scene of an emergency.

It is requested that the developer(s) of new subdivisions submit a plat map to this department so that road names may be approved and then addressed.  A road name shall be assigned to any public or private roadways, which provides access to three or more residences, businesses, industries or a combination thereof, regardless of the length of the road. The Addressing Coordinator shall not approve newly proposed road names that are duplicated or similar to that of any other public or private roadway within the County.

Addressing and Road Naming Ordinance

QUESTIONS
 

  1. When can I apply for a physical 911 address?
    • A physical address can be applied for as soon as the driveway has been established or flags have been placed to mark where the driveway will be located.  Once the address has been assigned, the driveway cannot be moved, as this is a distance measurement for residence or business.
    • Vacant land will not receive a physical address.
    • A physical address will be needed to order telephone service.
       
  2. When do I place the 911 address number?
    • Before the final inspection is performed on your home by the Building Inspections Office.
       
  3. Where do I post my 911 number?
    • Directly on the house and/or business which can be seen from the roadway.
    • If the house and/or business cannot be seen from the roadway, a second set of numbers should be posted at the entrance of the driveway.

Address Request Form