The Addressing and Road Naming Program is responsible for assigning addresses to provide a uniform numbering system in order to
protect the health, safety and welfare of those who live and work in the County.  Such a system enhances the ability
of emergency vehicles to respond rapidly to calls, provides for an orderly election process, expedites postal and other
delivery services and eliminates confusion and error in locating businesses and residences.  

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Addressing Program Questions

  1. Why do I need an address?
  2. How do I get an Address for a Building Permit
  3. I was notified that my address may be incorrect or is out of sequence with my neighbors.
  4. What is required to name a road?
  5. The street sign is missing. Who will put a new one up?

1.  Why do I need an address?

Addresses are assigned to provide a uniform numbering system to protect the health, welfare and safety of those who live and work in the County. Such a system enhances the ability of emergency vehicles to respond rapidly to calls, provides for an orderly election process, expedites postal and other delivery services and eliminates confusion and error in locating businesses and residences.

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2.  How do I get an Address for a Building Permit?

Part of the Building Permit Application Process is to submit a site/plot plan. You will be issued an address after you submit your site plan to the Building Department. Note: if the parcel is in a subdivision, it should be pre-addressed. In that case you do not need to submit a site plan. You should contact our office at (530) 621-5440 or email the Surveyor's Office at surveyor@edcgov.us to obtain the address.

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3.  I was notified that my address may be incorrect or is out of sequence with my neighbors.

Contact our office with the information that you have, especially your neighbors' addresses on both sides of you and across the street, including their driveway locations. You can also send a "Site Plan". 

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4.  What is required to name a road?

If you are going to build on an unnamed road and the road serves two or more parcels, it should be named. There is a road name petition included in the document "Information Sheet For Naming A Private Or County Road ". You need to obtain signatures of approval from 51% of the owners of parcels that front the road to be named. Be sure to contact our office with your list of possible road names so we can screen and tentatively approve them prior to the Fire Department and Post Office approvals. There is a different application for naming roads as a result of a land division.

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5.  The street sign is missing. Who will put a new one up? click here to enlarge the image of the sample Street Sign Design Standards

Private road signs are the responsibility of the homeowners. If one is missing, obtain a copy of the “Street Sign Design Standards” and contact a private sign company to order a new sign. If the road is County Maintained, contact our office so we can notify the proper department to replace the sign.

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