Address Requirements

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Assigning New Addresses

Greenwood County GIS assigns all addresses in Greenwood City/County. Addresses are assigned using Guidelines and Procedures, Uniform Street Naming and Address System ordinances.

Addresses applications will be accepted Mon. thru Fri. from 8:30 til 5:00 in Room B32 at Greenwood Courthouse.  Applications will be processed in a timely manner.

Certifying Addresses and Parcel Info

Building and/or occupancy permits (mobile home set-up, utility work, signs) must have address certification before proceeding.

Correcting Address Problems

Valid addresses consist of a number and road name. Common problems include addresses that are shared by one structure, duplicate road names or address numbers, continuous road segments with the same base name but different road type and road names with inconsistent spellings.

Approving New Road or Easement Names, and Road Name Changes

New names submitted by developers for subdivisions must meet the standard criteria set forth in the ordinances. Properties owners or state ,county, or city requests require the same approval. Name changes are considered per as-needed basis using Guidelines and Procedures ordinance.

 Guidelines for Street Names 

  • Streets running east and west are called drives or avenues 
  • Streets running north and south are called streets or roads 
  • Dead-end streets are lanes or courts. 
  • Other designations such as boulevard and circle can be used 
  • No use of “Old” or “New” with a base name 
  • No use of abbreviations or a single letter of the alphabet for the base name 
  • No names that sound like others already in the system 
  • No unusual punctuation that will confuse the computer system 
  • Change of street name will be considered after filing of an application 
  • Cul-de-sacs cannot be more than  1,500 ft long 
  • Double cul-de-sacs require a different name for each side. Directional suffix may be allowed in some cases. 
  • Private drives with more than two addresses must be named

Guidelines for Addresses 

  • An address must be in sequence with surrounding addresses
  • An address may contain additional elements: Prefix or  Unit number
  • A sufficient interval must be left between address numbers to allow for future development
  • Even-numbered addresses are on the east and south sides of roads; odd numbers are on the west and north sides
  • Partial numbers such as ½ are not allowed
  • Units or Suites are addressed using alphabetical sequence in the direction of numeric street addresses. 
  • Vacant Property may acquire addresses in some cases depending on location of current or proposed driveway.
  • Address display standards are three-inch numbers on the front of the structure and both sides of the mailbox if applicable.
  • Potential address range must be identified
  • Address across the street should be similar
  • Address renumbering request will be considered after filing of an application