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Old 02-23-2018, 04:10 PM
 
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Has anyone gone through the process of changing the number of their street address? From some googling around it seems you would have to convince neighbors to agree to a number change as well so you don't mess with the ordering system.

Why do I want to do this? We're in a typical new subdivision. But something went wrong when numbering. Our house is 123 ABC Street and a neighbor's is 123 1st Street. Both are served by the same community mailbox. Our mail gets mixed up all the time. USPS's Informed Delivery seems to show this is occurring at the automated sorting stage and not the mailman stuffing the boxes as mail of mine will be delivered to them without showing as incoming to me through informed delivery. This despite the fact the names are changed obviously but our street is a word and the neighbor's is a numeric street number.
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Old 02-23-2018, 04:14 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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1. USPS is pretty much in charge. Talk to them.
2. They hate to do it.
3. Talk with your city councilman.
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Old 02-24-2018, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Central Mexico and Central Florida
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Go to your local PO and speak with the manager. Then hang a note in your mailbox stating this box is for xxx xxx street. Eventually it'll get straightened out.
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Old 02-24-2018, 12:06 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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Any change would also involve changing your house title deed, property tax records, driver's license, car papers, etc etc

As said, work it out with the local Postmaster.
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Old 02-24-2018, 02:49 PM
 
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As the residential address is normally decided by the geological location of your home, it is not easy to get a change in your address. It is not something as simple as just issuing a new number. To change your address, you need to move your lot to another location.
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Old 02-24-2018, 03:16 PM
 
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I went through this--not once, not twice, but...thrice.

In all three changes, the street name was either exactly redundant of another street name in the same zip code or sufficiently similar so that mail intended for 1 Last House on the Left, Freddy Kruger Township, was frequently delivered to 1 Last House on the Left, Freddy Kruger Borough, twenty-five miles away.

I would strongly recommend going to your next zoning board meeting and asking if they could institute the change, because your situation deserves municipal attention.
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Old 02-24-2018, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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For YEARS I got mail for my address, different street (it is "up the hill" from me) - we got to know each other by bringing each other our mail. Apparently the carriers are better now, hasn't happened for quite a long time. Just talk to your local P.O.
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Old 02-24-2018, 05:46 PM
 
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Yes. The postal service has changed it 3 times in 40 yrs. It's gets better: due to manner of my property, the legal address is different both in number and street name. So I have 2 postal addresses and one emergency response address.

Check with both your post office AND emergency services to insure all is correct.

Also - just a thought, be very certain your house insurance, etc matches your postal/emergency address.
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Old 02-24-2018, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Sector 001
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There was a "205 8th street" and a "205 8th street W" in the town of 25,000 I live in.. obnoxious they couldn't figure out another street name to avoid messing up mail delivery. I don't live there anymore.. I rented for 18 months. I kind of miss the house.
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Old 02-25-2018, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Yes, the small town I was living in decided to renumber the houses coming from the main street instead of coming from the river, which was the original starting point for the house numbers. It took a little while to get settled out with the PO, and I had to change all my postal information (contacts), but everyone else on the street was in the same fix too, so I didn't mind so much.
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