Address Display Guidelines

All addressable structures shall post the approved address number on the structure.

A “Certificate of Occupancy” shall not be issued if the address number is not properly displayed.

On a residential structure the address number shall be displayed with a minimum of 3 inch high numbers.

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On a nonresidential structure or multifamily structure the address number shall be displayed with a minimum of 5 inch high numbers.

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In addition to posting the address number on the structure, when the structure is not clearly visible from the road or the structure is more than 100 feet from the named road, the address number shall be display at the driveway that serves the structure. The display shall be perpendicular to the named road and shall be clearly visible from both directions both day and night.

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For more details on how to display your address refer to the “Display of Address”  section of the Unified Development Ordinance.

Addressing Guidelines

GIS/E-911 Addressing shall assign address numbers in all areas of Harnett County not within the jurisdiction of a municipality, unless otherwise requested. The municipalities of Angier, Coats, Erwin and Lillington have requested that GIS/E-911 Addressing assign all address numbers within their jurisdictions. All address numbers assigned by GIS/E-911 Addressing are recognized by the United States Postal Service as mailing addresses. All address numbers, subdivision names and road names on file with GIS/E-911 Addressing shall be the official address numbers. Address numbers will be assigned every 5.28 feet from the beginning point of each road. The only exception will be existing municipal addresses the county inherited from the municipalities. Even address numbers will be assigned to right side of the road and odd address numbers will be assigned to the left side of the road, as one would stand with their back toward the beginning point of the road. All structures shall be addressed relative to their position on a named road. Structures which are facing a named road shall be addressed with the number which falls closest to the front door of that structure or unit. Structures that are more than 100 feet from a named road shall be addressed where the driveway intersects the named road. Structures not visible from the named road shall be addressed where the driveway intersects the named road. Corner lot addresses are assigned once a site plan for the structure has been submitted. One address number shall be assigned to each multifamily structure. Each unit within the structure shall be assigned a unit designator, which shall be a number and shall not include alphabetic characters.

Unit designators shall be as follows:

  1. Lowest floor level unit numbers shall be as follows: 101, 102, 103, etc.

  2. Next floor level unit numbers shall be as follows: 201, 202, 203, etc.

  3. Unit designators on all floor levels shall be assigned in the same manner.

For more details on addressing go to the “Addressing & Naming”   section of the Unified Development Ordinance.

Deed Stamp Requirements

Prior to Recordation at the Harnett County Register of Deeds

WHEREAS, the Harnett County Board of Commissioners desires to facilitate the accurate listing of real property for taxation; and

WHEREAS, N.C. General Statute 105-303(a) (2) provides that “when any conveyance of real property (other than a deed of trust or mortgage) is submitted for recordation, the Board of County Commissioners may require the Register of Deeds to refuse to record unless it has been presented to the County Tax Assessor and the Assessor has noted thereon that he has obtained the following information from the conveyance and from the person recording it, to wit:

  1.  The name and address of the Grantor(s) and Grantee(s);

  2.  Tax real estate parcel number which has been assigned to the parcel being conveyed or the parent tract of the parcel being conveyed;

WHEREAS, the Harnett County Board of Commissioners finds that invoking the provisions of said statute will facilitate the accurate listing of real property for taxation in Harnett County.

A certified copy of this resolution was presented and recorded at the Harnett County Register of Deeds Office on May 15, 1989 by the Harnett County Board of Commissioners.

Easements do not require stamp approval prior to recordation.

Map Approval Guidelines

Harnett County GIS / E-911 is a Member of the Harnett County Development Review Board and the Angier Technical Review Committee.

All Major, Minor and Exempt maps are reviewed before development and then reviewed again before being submitted to the Register of Deeds for recordation.

Before development begins the road names are reviewed for each map using the following guidelines:

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  1. Any road drawn on a map shall have the approved E-911 Road Name listed on the road.

  2. Any state maintained road drawn on a map shall have the North Carolina Department of Transportation State Road Number listed on the road, plus the approved E-911 Road Name.

  3. Major highways such as US, NC and Interstates shall be listed only with the approved E-911 Road Name (example US 421 N, US 421 S, NC 27 E, NC 27 W, I-95, etc.).

  4. New or existing easements will be reviewed to determine if a new road name will be required. This will be determined by the number of lots, the placement of lots, existing homes and addresses located on the easement.

Vicinity Map

  1. Any road drawn on the vicinity map that is not state maintained shall only have the approved E-911 Road Name listed.

  2. Any state maintained road drawn on the vicinity map shall only have the North Carolina Department of Transportation State Road Name listed on the road.

  3. Major highways such as US, NC and Interstates shall be listed as US 421, US 401, etc., NC 27, NC 210, etc, and I-95.

Before recordation in the Register of Deeds the following information shall be reviewed:

  1. Title of Map

  2. Owners Name

  3. Surveyors Name and Address

  4. Date map was drawn

  5. Vicinity Map

  6. Road names (Public or Private)

  7. Right of Ways

  8. North Arrow

  9. Legend

  10. Scale

  11. Control Points

  12. Surveyors signature, Seal (stamp) and statement

  13. Signature of the Planning Department and other departments if applicable

  14. Size of map must be 18” x 24”

Road Naming Guidelines

GIS/E-911 Addressing shall approve and maintain road names in all areas of Harnett County not within the jurisdiction of a municipality, unless otherwise requested. As part of the request to provide address numbers from the municipalities of Angier, Coats, Erwin and Lillington, the GIS/E-911 Addressing Department shall approve and maintain road names within said jurisdictions.

Road names shall be named, renamed, and/or approved in accordance with the road naming guidelines and NCGS 153A-239.1.

Any access, easement, driveway, or pathway, whether public or private, with three (3) or more addressable structures shall be named.

All named roads in Harnett County shall be identified by a sign showing the official name of that road.

Road Naming Guidelines

  1. A road name shall be appropriate and not offensive.

  2. Names having the same or similar pronunciation but with different spellings are not allowed within the county, a municipality, or zip code (example Allen or Alan, Lee or Leigh).

  3. Use of frivolous or complicated words, or unconventional spellings in road names shall be avoided.

  4. Discriminatory or derogatory names based on race, sex, color, creed, political affiliation or other social factors shall be avoided.

  5. Do not use special characters in road names such as hyphens, apostrophes or dashes.

  6. Road names being a duplicate of an existing roads in Harnett County or in the municipalities surrounding Harnett County shall be avoided. (e.g. Pine St and Pine Ln)

  7. Names are approved based on the road name itself. The prefix, suffix or road type is not part of the name.  See list of approved road types below.

  8. Letters and/or initials shall be avoided.

  9. Names for public roads that could be seen as advertising a particular business shall be avoided.

  10. Road names that could cause copyright or trademark issues shall be avoided.

  11. Full names of famous people shall be avoided.

  12. Avoid the use of standard suffixes or road types, directional suffixes, or prefixes as part of road names (example North Blvd, Court St, Avenue of Pines).

  13. Roads within multi-structure complexes should be named and each structure should be addressed individually.

  14. Directional prefixes will be used only when necessary.

  15. Road names will be no more than 18 characters including spaces and street type abbreviation

PREFIX / SUFFIX

Abbreviation

Description

N

North

S

South

E

East

W

West

ROAD TYPE

Abbreviation

Description

Ave

Avenue

Blvd

Boulevard

Cir

Circle

Cv

Cove

Dr

Drive

Est

Estates

Ext

Extension

Hbr

Harbor

Hvn

Haven

Ln

Lane

Lndg

Landing

Loop

Park

Path

 Pkwy

Parkway

Pl

Place

Pt

Point

Rd

Road

Rdg

Ridge

Row

Run

 Sq

Square

 St

Street

 Ter

Terrace

Trl

Trail

 Vw

View

Way

 Xing

Crossing

Before submitting a road name for approval you can use the Address Search application by clicking on this link:

ADDRESS SEARCH APPLICATION

 to see if your requested road name is already used.

To name a road click on the following link to access the form:

ROAD NAMING FORM

For more detailed road naming guidelines refer to the “Street Naming & Signs” sections of the:

UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE

Subdivision Guidelines

GIS/E-911 Addressing shall approve and maintain subdivision names in all areas of Harnett County not within the jurisdiction of a municipality. As part of the request to provide address numbers from the municipalities of Angier, Coats, Erwin, and Lillington, the GIS/E-911 Addressing Department shall approve and maintain subdivision names within those jurisdictions.

In no case shall the proposed name for subdivision duplicate or be phonetically similar to existing subdivisions within the jurisdiction of Harnett County. Additionally, the use of initials, acronyms, letters, numbers, and Roman numerals in subdivision names is prohibited.

Before submitting a subdivision name for approval you can use the Address Search application by clicking on the link below to see if your requested subdivision name is already used.

SUBDIVISION SEARCH 

To name a subdivision click on the following link to access the form:

SUBDIVISION / ROAD NAME APPLICATION

For more detailed subdivision naming information refer to the “Subdivision Naming” section of the Unified Development Ordinance