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Old 12-04-2009, 04:37 PM
 
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We're building a house on a large corner lot. We were told that it depended on which street the driveway is on which of the two would be our street address (that make sense?).

However, where we moved from, it only depended on where the mailbox was located. Some people had a driveway on one street (side-load garage) but their mailbox (and hence address) was in front of the house on the other street. That's kind of what we'd like to do. Anyone know what the rule is around here? Who I'd call to ask, etc.???

Thanks!
Tabby
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Old 12-04-2009, 04:47 PM
 
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I grew up on a corner lot in NJ. Our driveway and mailbox were on one street, but the address of our house was not that street. Rather it was the street our front door faced.
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Old 12-04-2009, 04:59 PM
 
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I live on a corner lot and was told by my builder that what ever street the front door is facing is your street address. I have a side load garage and my mail box is next to my driveway which is on the other street. Weired
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:41 PM
 
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I want to say that I also heard that it depends on where you're front door is, but you may want to call the Planning/Zoning Department for the town you live in.
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Old 12-04-2009, 06:32 PM
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Location: Raleigh, NC
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NRG is right, at least in our neighborhood in North Raleigh. The address of a home is determined by the street that the front door faces, not by the street on which the mailbox or driveway is located.
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Old 12-04-2009, 06:41 PM
 
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LOL....I guess we get to choose! We are angling the house so that it faces a sort of T-intersection of 2 streets
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Old 12-04-2009, 06:55 PM
 
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Raleigh street addressing is addressed here:

http://www.raleigh-nc.org/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_2_306_200_0_43/http%3B/pt03/DIG_Web_Content/category/Business/Development_Services/Guide/Development_Approvals/Cat-1C-2007326-090936-Addressing.html (broken link)

That site may not answer the question, but should point you at the right department to inquire.
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Old 12-04-2009, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Yeah, I don't think you get to pick (says he who grew up on a corner lot with the mailbox/driveway on the "wrong" street. I always heard it was based on the LOT, regardless of how the house was oriented.
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Old 12-04-2009, 09:32 PM
 
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I picked up furniture in Flowers Plantation and the house was a corner lot. Address was driveway side, not the street the front of the house faced...

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Old 12-04-2009, 10:18 PM
 
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I guess I'll just have to wait and be surprised. Going by the lot only, it's as much on one street as the other (1.5 acre corner lot). We're going to angle the house, pointing towards the corner intersection. We WERE going to have a circular driveway (boy, the confusion there as to which street, eh?), but decided to save the concrete cost.

I guess I'll call the county and find out if I can get a street address assigned to it yet--would be nice to go ahead and be able to tell what our new permanent address will be in our Christmas correspondence.

(Being able to choose would be nice--we prefer one street name over the other.)
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