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The County started assigning addresses in 1990 for the Emergency 911 system and the postal service adopted the same addresses for mailing purposes as well.
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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.
Posting an address is essential to responders locating you in an emergency when time is important and it's the law in Randolph County.
The Randolph County Unified Development Ordinance contains the address posting standards for structures in the County zoning jurisdiction.
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 are pre-determined address points every 20 feet on each side of a road and an address is based on the actual driveway location.
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.
We understand the people do not like being told what to do. Address numbers are important in an emergency. If you do not post your address or refuse to change your address due to an error, etc., you are placing yourself and your neighbors at risk. It's a $500.00 a day fine for not posting your address or refusing to change your address.
Call the Addressing Coordinator at 336-318-6552 or send an email to Addressing.