Office of Geographic Data Services  |  New Addresses
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New Buildings
For newly constructed buildings, the assignment of a new physical address will be provided to the owner of the parcel at a point in time between the footing inspection* and final inspection in the form of a County-issued, new address notification letter.  The letter will contain instructions on how to display the address to aid emergency response.  The letter will also be sent to the appropriate postmaster, but please be sure to contact your post office directly to set up mail delivery and to establish an acceptable mailbox location.  Prior to receiving the letter, you may also be able to find the new address using the County's GIS-Web
New Address Search interface.

If an address is needed before receipt of the notification letter, please consider the following:

  • If a closing/mortgage company insists on having this address in order to finalize a contract, supplying the tax map and parcel number to the company will be sufficient.
  • If an electric/telephone company requests this address in order to install service, speaking with a supervisor and providing verbal directions to the new dwelling will suffice.

If the notification letter has not arrived by the time the final inspection is to take place, then please contact the staff person in GDS that is responsible for the assignment of new addresses.

Existing Buildings
To receive a physical address for an existing building that currently does not have an address, please contact the staff person in
GDS that is responsible for the assignment of new addresses.

Parcel Addressing (Pre-Addressing)
Physical addresses are assigned to addressable structures, not to parcels that have no structures.  There are however some exceptions when dealing with new subdivisions that have parcels that are relatively small.  To see if a particular subdivision has been "pre-addressed", please contact the staff person in
GDS that is responsible for the assignment of new addresses.

 

* Certain permits do not require a footing inspection (e.g. MHP, MHC, TWR).  In these circumstances, the address will be assigned some time between the footing and final inspections.


 
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Geographic Data Services
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North Wing
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-296-5832
FAX: 434-972-4126
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