Salt Lake County Addressing is dedicated in working towards enhanced public safety, increased efficiency, and more effective government service by ensuring accurate addressing in Salt Lake County.
Under Salt Lake County Ordinance No. 1666 § 11, 1-26-2010:
“It shall be the duty of the addressing division to establish an addressing standards and definitions policy in the unincorporated area of the county, to name and number all streets therein and to designate numbers for houses or buildings fronting upon all such streets, to issue an affidavit identifying a certified address and to enforce the provisions of this chapter, consistent with the purpose of this chapter”.
Using the correct address allows emergency service responders to locate the caller in optimum response time, the USPS to deliver the mail appropriately, and the public to easily find a location in the Salt Lake Valley. Some of the Addressing Office responsibilities include street name approval, assigning addresses in unincorporated County, and maintaining property locations for Salt Lake County.
The County Addressing Office implemented an ordinance that defines the requirements of urban style addressing, the naming of streets, and the posting of address numbers.
Beginning in January of 2017, the Addressing Office updated the address and street information for the newly incorporated Millcreek City and the Metro Townships of Magna, Kearns, White City, Copperton, and Emigration Canyon.
The Addressing staff reviewed the documentation of over 16,000 addresses derived from a historic database to determine their validity.
Throughout 2016 the Addressing staff reviewed 25 years worth of city ordinances and resolutions related to addresses, streets, and municipal boundaries to ensure that our data is as robust and complete as possible.
In 2015 the United States Postal Service created the new 84009 Zip Code in Salt Lake County. The Addressing Office was tasked with adjusting the ZIP code information for all streets and address points in the area.
The Addressing Office completed development of GIS based datasets and feature classes.
Re-addressed 598 properties and named four streets.
Re-addressed 50 properties and renamed six streets.
Re-addressed 120 properties and renamed seven streets.
Re-addressed 165 properties and renamed 13 streets.
Re-addressed 260 properties and renamed eight streets.
Re-addressed 1074 properties and formalized 70 street names.
Re-addressed approximately 450 properties and formalized 12 street names.