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The Office of Public Safety Support verifies, maintains and coordinates the addressing needs of Lake County by:
  • Issuing addresses for all Lake County business and residency in unincorporated areas;
  • Assisting in the maintenance of accurate county maps;
  • Verifying all new subdivisions and roads in Lake County; and
  • Creating and maintaining the Master Street Address List and Master Street Addressing Guide.

For assistance with addressing needs, call the Office of Public Safety Support at 352-343-9488.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I get a new address?
  • Who assigns addresses?
  • How are addresses assigned?
  • Can I change my address?
  • Can I choose my own house number?
  • Can I get an address for a vacant piece of land?
  • When are new addresses assigned?
  • Can I get a temporary address for electrical hook-up?

 

How to display your address number
(Source: Lake County Ordinance No.2003-98, Amending Section 18-101 of the Lake County Code)

  1. All addresses shall contain numbers only.  Alpha/numeric addresses shall not be permitted.  Addresses shall be assigned by the Office of Public Safety Support and shall be posted as follows:
a. Address numbers shall not be less than three (3) inches in height for residential buildings less than fifty (50) feet from the road right -of-way, nor less than six (6) inches in height for all other buildings, structures or portions thereof.
b. All numbers are to be clearly seen from the road fronting the property, shall contrast with the surrounding surface, and shall be placed in a position plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property.
c. Large commercial-type occupancies which do not have all occupants directly fronting the appropriate street may be assigned a building address and/or number and then utilize suite numbers to identify individual occupants.  For plazas or other such commercial occupancies with multiple addresses, the range of addresses shall also be posted on the main plaza or occupancy sign readily viewed from the roadway.
d. If the main entrance of the building is not readily visible from the roadway, numbers shall be posted in a position plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property.  Recognizing that there may be circumstances for which these standards may not be appropriate, exceptions or additional requirements may be made based on the interest of emergency response.
e. Residential one- or two-family dwellings which are greater than fifty (50) feet from the roadway shall also have the address numbers posted on a mailbox or addressing post located at the entrance to the property.  If access to the property is by way of a street different from the address assigned, numbers shall be posted on the addressed street.  Signage containing street name and address number shall be required on the entrance street in these cases.
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