Address Assignment

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If you want to do something with your property, for instance build a new house,  go to Planning, Permitting and Enforcement.

New site construction will automatically trigger the process of assigning a new address and will commence following foundation placement. The Department will contact the property owner with the new address. For questions regarding an existing address please contact the Planning, Permitting and Enforcement Department. 


Northampton County Code of Ordinances

(A) Street address numbers for residences shall be at least three inches in height and shall be made of a durable and clearly visible material. The numbers shall be conspicuously placed on, above, or at the side of the main entrance so that the number is discernible from the street. Whenever a residence is more than 100 feet from the street, or when the entrance is not visible from the street, the number shall be placed along a walk, driveway, or other suitable location so that the address number is discernible from the street. Street address numbers shall be of a contrasting color to the background on which they are mounted.

(B) Street address numbers for commercial and industrial structures shall be at least four inches in height if located within 100 feet of a roadway or at least ten inches in height if located greater than 100 feet from the street. The number shall be placed above or on the main entrance to the structure when possible. If such number is not visible from the street, the number shall be placed along a driveway or on a sign visible from the street.

(C) Apartments and similar complexes assigned a single building number shall display address numbers on each assigned structure using numbers having a minimum height of ten inches. Numbers or letters for individual apartments, suites, or units within these complexes shall be displayed on, above, or to the side of the main doorway of each apartment, suite, or unit and shall be at least three inches in height.

(Ord. passed 4-8-1991)

Staff Information

Susan McGhee

757-678-0443 ext. 541

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Zoning Administrator


John Outten
Building Official

757-678-0443 ext. 525

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Planner/Community Redevelopment Specialist

Rodney Braxton
Development Inspector

757-678-0443 ext. 542

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Building Inspector

Forest Flynn
Code Compliance Inspector 

757-678-0443 ext. 526

Environmental Outreach & Floodplain Manager

Jennifer Sayers 
Building Permit Technician

757-678-0443 ext. 543

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Carolyn Duffy
Zoning Permit Technician

757-678-0443 ext. 524

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Olivia Bennett
Administrative Clerk 

757-678-0443 ext. 544

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Department of Planning, Permitting & Enforcement
PO Box 538
16404 Courthouse Road
Eastville, VA 23347

Hours of Operation
9 AM - 5 PM