Central Permitting Building, 204 E Academy St, Asheboro, NC 27203
Coordinator: Tim Mangum | P 336.318.6552 | addressing@RandolphCountyNC.gov
Addressing Frequently Asked Questions
I just bought a piece of property and there is no house on it. What is the address?
The County, like many other counties in North Carolina, does not address vacant property. An address will be assigned once a building permit for a residence has been obtained.
Why does the County assign addresses? I thought the post office gave addresses.
The County started assigning addresses in 1990 for the Emergency 9-1-1 system and the postal service adopted the same addresses for mailing purposes as well.
Why do I have to post my address?
Posting an address is essential to responders locating you in an emergency when time is important.
How do I post my address?
The numbers on residences need to be 4 inches tall and commercial structures require 6 inch numbers. The numbers should be in a contrasting color to the structure and if the structure is located more than 75 ft. from the road or cannot be seen from the road, it must be posted at the driveway as well.
I use a post office box for my mail. Do I have to switch to getting my mail at my residence?
You can continue getting your mail at the post office box although you must also post your E-911 address on your structure as well at the driveway if needed.
There is no way that my address is right! My next-door neighbor is 4311 and I’m 4331. How is that right?
There are pre-determined address points every 20 feet on each side of a road and an address is based on the actual driveway location.
Will my address change again?
Changing an address is always our last option. However, there are situations that require an address change to maintain the accuracy of E-911 response such as road changes made by NCDOT, driveway location changes and occasional inaccuracies found by improved technology.
Who do I contact if I have other questions or concerns?
Call the Addressing Coordinator at 336 318-6552 or send an e-mail using the link above.
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