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E911 Street Address Numbering Process

How to Obtain a New or Changed Address

  1. Submit an E911 Addressing Request Form to the City E911 Coordinator. The form must be submitted by the Property Owner or their designee. For condominium developments, an Association President or their designee must submit the form. Please email or call the Coordinator with any general questions. The form is online, at the City's OpenGov platform:
  2. The Coordinator Assigns Street Address Number(s) and/or Unit Number(s). This is called an "Addressing Plan". The property owner may suggest preferred number(s) for the Coordinator's consideration. BCO 27-101
    1. When an entire street is being addressed or re-addressed, the numbering must conform with Vermont E911 Addressing Standards.
    2. If only one property or part of a street is being numbered, then the numbering must fit in with existing numbering and conform with BCO 27-104.
  3. Set the Implementation Date. The Coordinator and Property Owner Agree upon an Implementation Date - the date when the new address(s) are official.
    1. Readdressing Only: When existing addresses will be changed, the Coordinator must notify in writing all affected Property Owners thirty (30 )days in advance of the implementation date. BCO 27-104(f)
  4. Start Address Identification Sign Preparation for Installation.
    1. Purchase and installation of Address Number Signs is the responsibility of the Property Owner or Condominium Association. BCO 27-102
    2. The Coordinator sets parameters for sign size, materials, design, and placement. BCO 27-103
    3. Once the Addressing Plan is ready for implementation, the Property Owner chooses appropriate Address Signage following the Coordinator's Address Identification Sign Guidelines.
    4. Such signage must in place by the Implementation Date.
  5. Coordinator Sends New or Changed Address Notifications 15-30 days prior to the Implementation Date. The length of time varies directly with the number of new or changed addresses. More addresses require more time to populate across the various addressing databases, such as the US Postal Service and Google. The E911 Coordinator and the Vermont E911 Board do the bulk of notifications. See E911 Address Notifications for the complete list of who is notified by the Coordinator and the State.
  6. Install Address Identification Signs Prior to the Implementation Date. Responsibility of the Property Owner or Condominium Association. BCO 27-102
  7. Property Owners or Residents Send Notifications. Property owners and residents are responsible for notifying those that they do business, as well as friends and family. Examples