Rules and Regulations
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.
On a nonresidential structure or multifamily structure the address number shall be displayed with a minimum of 6 inch high numbers.
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.
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 official. 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:
- Lowest floor level unit numbers shall be as follows: 101, 102, 103, etc.
- Next floor level unit numbers shall be as follows: 201, 202, 203, etc.
- 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.
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:
- Any road drawn on a map shall have the approved E-911 Road Name listed on the road.
- 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.
- 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.).
- 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.
- Any road drawn on the vicinity map that is not state maintained shall only have the approved E-911 Road Name listed.
- 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.
- 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:
- Title of Map
- Owners Name
- Surveyors Name and Address
- Date map was drawn
- Vicinity Map
- Road names (Public or Private)
- Right of Ways
- North Arrow
- Control Points
- Surveyors signature, Seal (stamp) and statement
- Signature of the Planning Department and other departments if applicable
- Size of map must be 18” x 24” or 24″ x 36″
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
- A road name shall be appropriate and not offensive.
- 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).
- Use of frivolous or complicated words, or unconventional spellings in road names shall be avoided.
- Discriminatory or derogatory names based on race, sex, color, creed, political affiliation or other social factors shall be avoided.
- Do not use special characters in road names such as hyphens, apostrophes or dashes.
- 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)
- Names are approved based on the road name itself. The prefix, suffix or road type is not part of the name.
- Letters and/or initials shall be avoided.
- Names for public roads that could be seen as advertising a particular business shall be avoided.
- Road names that could cause copyright or trademark issues shall be avoided.
- Full names of famous people shall be avoided.
- 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).
- Roads within multi-structure complexes should be named and each structure should be addressed individually.
- Directional prefixes will be used only when necessary.
- Road names will be no more than 18 characters including spaces and street type abbreviation
To apply for a Road Name, please us THIS APPLICATION
For more detailed road naming guidelines refer to the “Street Naming & Signs” sections of the Unified Development Ordinance.
GIS/E-911 Addressing shall approve and maintain development 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 development names within said jurisdictions.
In no case shall the proposed name for development duplicate or be phonetically similar to existing developments within the jurisdiction of Harnett County. Additionally, the use of initials, acronyms, letters, numbers, and Roman numerals in development names is prohibited.
To apply for a Development Name, please use THIS APPLICATION
To review our standard message for Development Review Board and Pre-Development plat review CLICK HERE
For more detailed development naming information refer to the “Subdivision Naming” section of the Unified Development Ordinance.