Addressing Office

The Addressing Office assigns, changes and verifies addresses within Fayette County. This keeps information used to support the 911 up-to-date.

This information is used by the U.S. Postal Service, the PVA and other service providers such as utility companies and private delivery services.

Addressing ordinances

Addressing guide


Street naming guidelines

All addresses must contain a street name. Such names may contain a maximum of 20 letters; however, names shall not contain fewer than two letters. The following are prohibited in street names:

  1. Punctuation
  2. Numerical digits or numerical names
  3. Leading single letter phrases
  4. Initiating a street name with a directional term
  5. Confusing, obscene or irregularly spelled words
  6. Duplicate or closely approximate names of existing streets
  7. Abbreviations, except for the following, which may be abbreviated:
    (a) Fort shall be abbreviated as "FT"
    (b) Mount shall be abbreviated as "MT"
    (c) Saint shall be abbreviated as "ST"
  8. Use of the words "service," "street," "drive," "avenue" or "court."

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Street numbers

Addressing street numbers need to be placed well, properly sized numbers with contrast.

Numbers need to be:

  • Four inches is the minimum height for residential addressing.
  • 10 inches is the minimum height for commercial addressing

Guidelines for number placement:

  • Numbers must be at least three feet high above street level.
  • Curbside displays (on a mailbox, for example) must be visible on both sides so they can be seen by traffic traveling in either direction.
  • Ideally, numbers are placed near or above the main entrance.
  • Numbers must not be script.
  • Numbers must be visible from the street. Any and all obstructions should be removed and numbers should be large enough to be seen clearly from the street.
  • Brass numbers are not recommended because they reflect the spotlight from emergency vehicles and often don’t contrast enough to be seen easily.
  • The background shall be a contrasting color so numbers can be easily read. 
  • Numbers placed on or near the curb do not comply with the ordinance, because they can be hidden by leaves, snow, vehicles, and garbage cans. However, they are a good supplement to properly placed numbers on a sign or structure.
  • Numbers must not be behind shrubs, trees, awnings, or other obstructions.
  • Small, short metal or concrete curbside markers are not sufficient alone; however, these make excellent supplements to numbers placed on structures.