FAQs: Street Addressing

Is there a law outlining where and how a street address is assigned to a property?

Yes. Chapter 102 of the Code of Fairfax County.

If I live on a corner at an intersection of two streets, can I choose which street will be my address?

No. The law has specific requirements for how an address is assigned. See Street Addressing for more information.

Must my street address number be attached to my house?

Yes. The law requires numbers to be affixed to the primary structure on the property.

What is the reason for a law regarding street numbers and addresses?

The ability for public safety personnel to quickly find an address during an emergency is the key factor to the street addressing law. The law was written to save lives, preserve property and aid the general welfare of the residents, workers and visitors of Fairfax County.

More Questions?

See Street Addressing or contact the Fairfax County Addressing Office via e-mail or at 703-324-1510, TTY 711.

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