In 1996, the Calhoun County Commission granted the 9-1-1 District the authority to address the unincorporated areas within Calhoun County. We also have a verbal agreement with the City of Oxford to handle the addressing in that city.
The 9-1-1 District's addressing system is a unit system based on distance or mileage. 1 mile = 5280 feet, meaning 1000 addresses can be in one mile, or one address every 5.28 feet. Most roads are addressed beginning at the south end and increasing as you go north, or beginning at the west end and increasing as you go east. From the beginning of the road, odd numbered addresses are on the left and even numbered addresses are on the right.
Although you may have more than one structure on the same property, each structure must have an individual address for 9-1-1 purposes.
To obtain a new 9-1-1 address, please call the 9-1-1 Business Office and have the following on hand:
1. Street name you will be moving to.
2. Nearest neighbor to your property or if it's an existing subdivision, have the lot number of the lot that you purchased available.
3. Name of the adults that will be living at the new location.
4. Daytime/evening phone of someone with knowledge of property you are requesting address for.
5. A current mailing address to receive your new address.
6. If the proposed structure is not on the property, please mark the property with a stake visible from the main road.
After your request has been made, it will take from 5-7 business days to obtain your address. Within that time the GIS Technician will visit the property, assign an address and will mail you a copy of the address. Once you receive your new address, post it on both sides of your mailbox and on the structure visible from the road. If your home is not visible from the road please post your address at your driveway, this will assist emergency personnel in locating your house in case of emergency.
Road Naming Policy
Residents requesting a road name (new road or existing road) shall contact the Calhoun County 9-1-1 District GIS Technician to obtain a copy of the Road Naming Policy.
For a road/driveway to be assigned a formal name there must be at least 5 structures on the road or property subdivided into at least 5 lots.
The Director of the Calhoun County 9-1-1 District will have the final authority in determining if the road should be named and addressed.
The Calhoun County 9-1-1 District will not permit the assignment of a road name if there is an existing road within the county with the same name. For example, if the proposed name is Dogwood Dr. and there is already a Dogwood Ave, the proposed road name will be disapproved.
At least 75% of the property owners adjoining the proposed road must agree to the proposed name and sign a petition. Each property owner is allowed one vote regardless of the amount of property owned. Property that is jointly owned requires the signature of all parties involved.
A petition and related documents will remain on file at the Calhoun County 9-1-1 District business office.
The GIS Technician has established guidelines that must be adhered to before addresses can be issued to a proposed subdivision.
1. A recorded plot must be turned over to the Calhoun County 9-1-1 District.
2. All roads must be accessible from beginning to end.
3. Each subdivided lot must be numbered and the number must be visible from the road.
For questions or address requests please call the 9-1-1 Business Office at (256) 237-9119.