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Yes. A written request for a change of address assignment is required to be submitted by the deeded property owner(s) with all the required data from the Addressing Request Form. Any changes in addressing cannot affect the existing addressing sequence of other neighboring addressed properties. New addresses are assigned by the county’s official addressing grid and are not determined by the property owner(s). If requestor is located on a common drive, any changes must correspond to the existing addresses off the common drive. For example, if all dwellings along a common drive contain alphas (5601A, 5601B, etc.) and the request is to change to numeric addresses, all property owners on the common drive must request the change to become a numeric format addressing sequences. The GIS Document Shop does not have the power to change or require property owners to change addresses after an address has been issued. All addressing changes must be submitted with written notice of the change from the county on county letterhead to help applicant facilitate the change, such as notifying utilities, U.S. Post Office, Maryland State Assessment Office, etc.
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It will take 2-10 days after the Addressing Request Form is received by the GIS Document Shop to process the form and provide a new address.
If you are building a new home in a subdivision, the developer should already have the address for your lot. If you require an address to be issued or verified, you will need to fill out the required items on the Addressing Request Form and submit the completed form with all the required data to the GIS Document Shop. You will need to include the following:
No. The information required on the application form is critical and required to the process of assigning accurate addresses. When all of the required information is completed on the Addressing Request Form and submitted to the GIS Document Shop, an address will be issued within 10 working days.