Address Numbers Issued?
In most of Shelby County, we use a measured system to
determine your address number. There are 1,000 numbers in each mile, or one address each
5.28 feet. (A mile is 5,280 feet) This system is very easy to use for emergency
responders, mail and delivery services.
Examples of Addresses - If the distance to your home from the starting point of the road is
X, then your address = Y
| = Address #
Feet (1/10 mile)
You can see that an address number can easily be
"decoded" by anyone looking for a specific address.
Even numbers are on the right and odd numbers are on the
left if you are traveling in the same direction the numbers are assigned.
When the fire department hears an address of 5750 they know
it is 5-3/4 miles from the starting point, on the right, to this address.
NO. We do not give out names and addresses to the general
public. This information is shared with public safety agencies, but only for use in their
We do furnish address lists to other government agencies
such as voter registrars, planning, tax assessor who need correct address information.
We don't share phone numbers even with these agencies as
many phone numbers are unlisted or unpublished.
Each home and business in
Shelby County should have an address. When you move in, the address does not
change. If the person you buy or rent from does not know the address, call our
business office at 439-6911. We may determine the address over the phone if
you know your new neighbor's names and addresses, and the correct road name.
If you are moving into a new
structure or location, a new address number must be assigned. This requires us
to drive to your new location to measure the address along the road. This will
take at least 10 working days, so call as far in advance as possible. When you
call 439-6911, tell us you need an address for a new structure. We will mail
you a form to post where the structure will be so we can assign the address.
Shelby 9-1-1 has been designated as the street naming
authority for Shelby County. We also coordinate street naming with the municipalities to
avoid duplicate names. New roads are normally named by the residents or by the developer
of a subdivision. We check that the proposed name is not already in use, and then approve
or deny the request.
To name a road after a specific person
or family requires 100%
agreement of the existing residents of the road. To select a generic street name requires
70% agreement. These same percentages are used if residents desire to change a road name.