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Frequently Asked Questions
My location address is incorrect on my Tax notice and Valuation notice.
Call us at (385)468-6760 or email the Salt Lake County Addressing Office. Please include a parcel number, corrected address, phone number or email address.
My property address is incorrect on the MLS listing.
These addresses are typed in by the real estate agent or company listing the property. The Salt Lake County Addressing office does not have access to correct these addresses.
I live in the unincorporated county and I am having a new house built on my lot.
Salt Lake County Planning and Development Services will contact our office for the assignment of address. This address will appear on recorded documentation and the building permit.
I live in the city and I am having a new house built on my lot.How do I receive an address for my house?
The incorporated cities are responsible for the assignment of addresses in their jurisdiction. For contact information for your city representative, contact us at (385)468-6760.
Do I need to obtain an address for a vacant land, barn or workshop?
Vacant lots will not have a physical address assigned until a structure foundation is in place. Structures such as, barns or workshops, are not typically considered addressable structures.
Please contact our office at (385)468-6760 if you have questions about whether or not your structure needs an address.
How do I acquire Property Ownership information?
To acquire property ownership information, please contact the Salt Lake County Recorder’s Office at (385)468-8145.
How can I change my mailing address on my Tax notice and Valuation notice?
To correct your mailing address on your Tax notice and Valuation notice, please contact the Salt Lake County Treasurer’s Office at (385)468-8301.
I live in unincorporated Salt Lake County and recently my address was changed. The title/mortgage/utility company needs verification of my new/old address to provide a service. What do I do?
The title/mortgage/utility company can contact our office to verify and validate your address if the appropriate documentation has been recorded, such as, a recorded subdivision plat or an affidavit. If you are the property owner, you may call our office at (385)468-6760 or visit us at 2001 S State St, N1300, Salt Lake City, UT to receive a copy of the recorded address documentation or request a letter of address verification, if applicable.
I live within the city limits and recently my address was changed. The title/mortgage/utility company needs verification of my new/old address in order to provide a service. What do I do?
To receive an address verification letter you need to contact the addressing representative in your incorporated city. Salt Lake County Addressing Office does not have jurisdiction on properties in the incorporated cities. For contact information for your city representative, contact us at (385)468-6760.
My address was changed by the Salt Lake County Addressing Office, who should I inform about my new address?
Below you will find a list of parties which you should notify of an address change. Please note, the Post Office will only deliver mail to your old address for one year from the effective date of your address change.
Please consider notifying:
Utility Companies (Electric / Gas / Cable / Satellite TV / Broadband Internet)
Telephone (stationary and mobile) Company
Department of Motor Vehicles
Department of Drivers License
Credit Card Companies
Magazines/Newspapers and Periodicals
Your Local Post Office
Do I need to display my address?
Please refer to the County ordinance
Display of Property Identification Number to review the rules about displaying a property address.
When does a street need to be given an alphabetic street name?
Alphabetic street names should be given to private streets, permanent dead ends, and any street which has intersection coordinates that shift more than five numbers along its entire length. Alphabetic street names should be approved prior to recordation of documentation
(e.g. subdivision plats and affidavits).
How do I obtain the street approval for a new development?
Submit to our office via email a site plan of the new development with the proposed street names; street configurations; development name; identify the streets as public or private; approximate number of lots in a proposed development; city; approximate coordinates of the proposed development; contact name; phone number; and email address.
Please note that there is a 13 character limit, including spaces, for all new street names.
We will approve the available street name(s) and notify you if additional names are necessary. Once the approval process is complete, we will inform by letter, the applicant, city representative, and USPS representative of the approved street names.
How can I petition to change an existing street name in the unincorporated Salt Lake County?
Please refer to the County ordinance
Street Identification Change to review rules about changing a street name.
The person(s) requesting the street name change is responsible for the costs associated with the street signs.
Please contact our office to receive more information at (385)468-6760.
How can I petition to change an existing street name in a city?
You will need to contact your appropriate city jurisdiction to request a street name change. For contact information for your city representative, contact us at (385)468-6760.
What types of signs can I use on my property in unincorporated County?
Although the Addressing Office does not have the jurisdiction to determine what is appropriate for your yard, we strongly suggest not putting signs in your yard that could cause confusion for emergency services or other citizens.
To receive more information about on-premises signs allowances, please refer to the ordinance or contact Salt Lake County Planning and Development Division at (385)468-6700.
I live in the unincorporated Salt Lake County and our street sign has been badly damaged or is missing. What do I do?
Please contact Salt Lake County Public Works Operation Division at (385)468-6101 to report a damaged or missing street sign.
I don’t like using the alphabetic street name; does it matter if I use the street coordinate, instead of the alphabetic street name?
The preference is to use the alphabetic street name for mail and emergency response.
Can the Addressing Office verify the type of structure on a parcel?
For information of existing structures, please contact the Salt Lake County Assessor’s Office at (385)468-8000.
I don’t like my address; can I change the number on my house?
The address assigned to your property is based on the recorded subdivision plats or affidavit and it is part of the county records. Using the assigned address will optimize response time from emergency service providers.
I’m not receiving mail at my address, what should I do?
Validate your address against at the United States Postal Service website
. Report your findings to your local post office. If your address validates on the USPS website your mail should be delivered. If your mail does not validate on the USPS website, the USPS is not aware of your address information.
Our office does not have jurisdiction over mailing issues, but if you need assistance finding the appropriate post office representative, please contact us at (385)468-6760.
I need verification of my zip code?
The Addressing Office does not have the jurisdiction or authority over your zip code, please contact your local post office or the United States Postal Service website
for verification of a zip code.
My postal carrier has told me I need to change my address?
If you live within the boundaries of the unincorporated county the Addressing Office would have contacted you if your address has changed.
If you have not received notification from our office and the postal carrier has told you to change your address to receive your mail, contact your local post office postmaster.
The United States Post Office does not have the jurisdiction to change your address. The jurisdiction of assignment of addresses is the responsibility of Salt Lake County or the incorporated city.
If you cannot resolve the problem with your local post office, contact our office, at (385)468-6760.