Addressing

Responsibilities

The Addressing Department is responsible for assigning all addresses for both commercial and residential structures or any other feature that may require an address inside Paulding County with exception to property inside the City of Dallas city limits.

The Addressing Department also manages the naming of all streets in the County and communicating address changes and updates to the USPS, E911 services and the other departments of the county government.

Addressing Standards

Paulding County employs a distance based addressing system. Address numbers are calculated using the mileage distance of a property's driveway/entrance access to the road divided by 1/1000 of a mile. For example, a home with a driveway that accesses a subdivision street ¼ of a mile from that streets beginning would have an address of 250-250-1000 or 1/4th of a mile).

Distance based addressing systems greatly improve accuracy for E-911 and emergency response services, aid delivery services in locating addresses more efficiently and also increases the accuracy of mapping applications that approximate address locations like Google maps, Map Quest and most GPS units.

Obtaining a New Address

Do you need to request an address for new residential construction?  If your property is not in a subdivision, you will need to obtain a Right-of-Way Encroachment from DOT.  To request your driveway site inspection, please click on the following link and follow the instructions under "Driveway Right-of-Way Encroachment Permit Application"

Please mark the driveway site with a large wooden stake or post with red or brightly colored survey tape.  If you do not have a stake, please come to the Addressing Office on the third floor of the Paulding County Administration Building at 240 Constitution Blvd where Addressing will provide you with the stake(s) for your requested site.

If you need an address assigned for a commercial or other non-residential development, please send a PDF copy of your plans that show the road access to the development to Addressing.

For all other addressing inquiries, please contact the Addressing Office.

Re-addressing History & Address Verification

Paulding County adopted the distance based addressing system in 1997. At that time a major readdressing project was undertaken and all property outside of the City of Dallas municipality was readdressed. This has caused confusion with some residences whose mortgage and utility company might still be using addresses assigned prior to the 1997 readdressing project.

If you require verification that your address has changed, please email the addressing department and request an Address Verification letter. Include your current physical address, your previous physical address, mailing address and the property owner's name.

You may also search to see if your address was affected by the readdressing project by using the 1997 Re-addressing Address Change Log (PDF).