The County’s 911 Addressing Department 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 by minimizing difficulty in locating properties and buildings.
Frequestly Asked Questions
Q. When can I apply for my physical address?
A. New addresses are assigned as part of the permitting process. A driveway should be established, or its future location should be flagged. Please contact the Permitting Office at 828-426-8585 to begin the permitting process. Undeveloped land will not receive a physical address.
Q. When do I place the numbers on my house and mailbox?
A. Within 30 days after you have been notified.
Q. Where do I post my address house number?
A. The address number must be displayed on the front of a building or at the entrance to a building which is most clearly visible from the road during both day and night. If a building is not visible from the road, the address number shall be displayed at the end of the driveway nearest the road which provides access to the building. The number shall be attached to a fence, gate, mailbox or the like adjacent to the road right-of-way. Numerals must be of contrasting color to the background and shall be plain block numeric numbers, not alpha print. It is recommended that these numbers be reflective to ensure better visibility.
Q. Who do I need to inform of my new address?
A. You need to notify everyone of your address including the telephone company, bank, utility company, cable company, Tax Office, Board of Elections and anyone else you do business with.
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
We are located at 905 West AVenue NW in Lenoir
911 Addressing Department Staff
Kevin Parrish – GIS Director 828-757-1388
E-911 Addressing Coordinator 828-757-6859
Fax Machine 828-757-8695