Why is there an address ordinance?

The purpose of the ordinance is to provide a system of address standards that will be used to name roadways and assign addresses to properties along such roadways. The intent of the ordinance is to assign addresses with an orderly system while accomplishing the following objectives:

-Ensure that emergency services are able to locate a person via an assigned location as quickly as possible

-Provide logic and order in the assigning of roadway names and addresses 

-Guide staff in consistent addressing practices

-Improve efficiency for visitors, delivery and other services to find their way to an assigned location in a timely fashion 

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1. Why is there an address ordinance?
2. When does a road need to be named?
3. What is an Addressable Structure?
4. How are addresses assigned?
5. Can I choose my own Road Name?
6. My construction company is building a subdivision in the county. How do the roads being built get assigned names?
7. I am having a house built on my lot. How do I receive an address for my house?
8. I own a piece of property without a house or building on the lot. Do I need to obtain an address for the property?
9. Does my barn/workshop/garage need an address?
10. Do I need to display my address? How should I display my address?
11. Who do I need to inform of my newly assigned address?
12. What does it cost?