Currently we cover all areas within Richmond County, but not Fort Gordon. This does include the incorporated areas of Hephzibah and Blythe.
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No, numbers posted should be valid 9-1-1 addresses. These numbers are assigned to all structures used as residences or businesses. The address shown on your tax record serves only as a placeholder until IT-GIS approves an address number for emergency purposes.
Notify IT-GIS immediately so that staff can investigate and resolve. Please call (706) 821-2843 or email [email protected]
Yes. Emergency responders normally use structures and mailboxes to locate properties. If the house is more than 50 feet from the road or obstructed, the number must be displayed at the road as well as near an entry door. Mailboxes are suitable for this requirement – be sure the address number is posted on both sides.
Yes, International Building Code (IBC) requires that all structures be identified with an address number. In addition to that requirement, Augusta requires all homes and businesses more than 50 feet from the road to also post the number at the road/driveway. Any numbers posted at the road should be visible from both directions (for example, on both sides of the mailbox).
IT-GIS establishes a unique address for each structure based on the Addressing Ordinance. Unique addresses improve emergency response time and save lives. Your address may change if it does not comply with the Addressing Ordinance. Some reasons an address may change include:1) Inconsistent with the addressing scheme or out of sequence with neighboring properties2) Uses the same number as another structure3) Number was improperly assigned previously
Your address will become effective as of the date listed on the letter (usually 30 days from the date of notice). All posted numbers need to be physically changed by that date. Mail should be changed within the 30 days to ensure you continue to receive your mail properly. The Post Office will allow a period of time for change-over where they will continue to deliver to both your old and your new address, which should allow adequate time for you to update your address.
Unfortunately, Augusta cannot pay for personal address change costs. IT-GIS will notify you via mail when to begin using your new address. If you have any difficulty changing your address, the entity you are contacting may use the letter sent to you as proof of address change. If further assistance is required, please contact our office at (706) 821-2843 or [email protected].
No. The deed to your home is based on the actual property boundaries, not your 9-1-1 address. IT-GIS will notify the Tax Assessor's Office of your new 9-1-1 mailing address. To verify the address change, please contact the Tax Assessor's Office.
Please see the Change of Address List in the GIS Documents Center for a list of offices you need to notify. IT-GIS will notify most government offices on your behalf, but you will need to notify your financial institutions, utilities, service providers, etc
While we do understand the significant impact such a change could have, Augusta has adopted an addressing system to adhere to national emergency standards. If the decision of the Addressing official is not favorable, the following steps should be taken:
1) Submit an informal, written appeal to the GIS Manager within 10 days of receipt of notification.
2) If unsatisfied with the decision of the GIS Manager, submit a formal appeal within 15 days, including the $150 appeal fee.
3) Item will be presented before the Augusta Commission for a final decision based on the Addressing Ordinance.