|The Office of Public Safety Support – Addressing verifies, maintains and coordinates the addressing needs of Lake County by: (Source: Lake County Ordinance No.2003-98, Amending Section 18-101 of the Lake County Code)
- 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.
- Creating and maintaining the Master Street Address List and Master Street Addressing Guide.
- Maintains and manages master telephone number, street, and 9-1-1 caller databases for Lake County.
- Researches, verifies, and corrects all inaccurate telephone numbers and address records in conjunction with Lumen database staff.
If you are moving, please go to USPS. For assistance with 911 addressing needs, please call the Office of Public Safety Support at 352-253-1818. For more information contact the Office of Public Safety Support by emailing [email protected].
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- How do I get a new address?
You can contact the Office of Public Safety Support Addressing at 352-253-1818 for addressing needs in unincorporated portions of Lake County. For addresses within a municipality, contact that City directly.
- Who assigns addresses?
The Office of Public Safety Support Addressing assigns all addresses in unincorporated Lake County. The Office of Public Safety Support – Addressing also provides addressing services for City of Clermont, City of Fruitland Park, City of Groveland, City of Mascotte, City of Minneola, City of Umatilla, Town of Astatula, Town of Howey in the Hills, and Town of Montverde. All other municipalities assign addresses within their own jurisdiction.
- I own property in Lake County – can I get an address from 9-1-1?
Once a building permit is issued, a letter will be sent out to the property owner automatically with the new address. Addressing coordinates with the Lake County Building Services, Planning & Zoning, Geographic Information Services, and the Property Appraisers’ Office to assign street ranges necessary for the 9-1-1 caller’s address. For additional addressing information, visit Lake County Property Appraiser
or Lake County Geographic Information Services
- How are addresses assigned?
Lake County uses an Address Grid that divides the county into 1/10th mile squares. The grid is numbered starting in the far southwest corner of the county with an address coordinate of 0,0 and progresses east and north in 1/10th mile increments. Addresses are assigned based on where in the grid a structure falls and considering surrounding existing addresses. Addresses falling on the right of a street centerline are given an even address number, and those falling on left of a street centerline are given an odd address number.
- Can I change my address?
IF YOU ARE MOVING
: Please go to USPS
to change your address.
IF YOU ARE NOT MOVING
: Yes. Addresses can be changed for compelling reasons such as the orientation of the house to the road changes, the position of the driveway/access is changed, a street is vacated, etc. Click here to submit your address change request now
Can I choose my own house number?
No. Addresses must be assigned based on the established numbering system.
Can I get an address for a vacant piece of land?
No. Lake County only addresses property that has been improved with the construction of a dwelling or commercial enterprise.
- When are new addresses assigned?
New addresses are assigned when a new building permit is issued, or a Certificate of Occupancy is issued. Subdivisions can be pre-addressed upon county approval of the subdivision plat.
- Can I get a temporary address for Utility Service hook-up?
Yes, a temporary address can be assigned for construction purposes when the building permit is issued. This temporary address is not recognized by USPS as an official address and will most likely not be the official address once the final address is assigned.
- The electric company will not provide electricity to me without an address. What do I do?
Addressing can issue a "temporary" address until a property owner is issued the requested permit for a residence or commercial structure.
(Source: Lake County Ordinance No.2003-98, Amending Section 18-101 of the Lake County Code
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:
1. 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.
a. All numbers are to be clearly seen from the road to which they are addressed, 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 regardless of the distance.
b. 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.
c. 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 public safety response.
d. All addressed structures which are greater than fifty (50) feet from the roadway shall also have the address numbers posted on a mailbox, (if applicable) 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.