If you are in the process of constructing or moving any type of temporary, seasonal, or year-round structure, you will need an address for several reasons:
1. In the event you need to call for emergency services, the address will allow emergency responders to find your location.
2. The United States Postal Service and other parcel delivery services rely on Hubbard County's address system for mail delivery.
3. Utility companies require a physical address to associate with their records for electrical or telecommunications service.
4. Mortgages, insurance companies, and other businesses and contractors may now require a physical address.
If your property is located within city limits in Akeley, Laporte, Nevis, or Park Rapids, you will need to contact your City Hall to obtain an address.
To apply for a new address, please complete the application form which can be found here.
E911 Addressing Frequently Asked Questions:
Does my driveway approach need to be completed in order to apply for an address?
Yes. An E911 address is based on the exact location at which a driveway approach intersects a named road. Thus, the driveway approach must be constructed in order to accurately assign the E911 address.
Hubbard County's address system is based on 1,000 address numbers per mile and each address number is unique to the location of a driveway. If a driveway is moved, the address number must be changed.
Can an address be assigned the same day the application is submitted?
If your driveway can be accurately located on aerial imagery, an E911 address may be assigned within a day or two. However, the processing timeline varies due to a multitude of factors such as the number of pending address requests, weather, and other workload items. Therefore, it may take up to a week for an E911 address to be assigned. If your driveway is not visible on aerial imagery, a site visit must be made to collect a GPS coordinate of the driveway location. This GPS coordinate is then entered into a software program that assigns a specific E911 address based on that exact driveway location. If this site visit is needed, it may take longer than one week for your address to be assigned. Ultimately, a property owner should not assume that an E911 address will be assigned the same day the permit application is submitted.
How will I know what my new address will be?
Once the address is assigned, a letter will be sent to you that states the new address.
Who installs the sign at my driveway?
The Hubbard County Highway Department will install the sign. They may place the sign on a wooden lath temporarily until Gopher State One Call locates and marks any underground utilities. The Highway Department will then return to drive a permanent post in the ground. The sign is placed in a specific location per federal E911 standards so it is very important that it never be moved from the installed location.
Can my sign be moved?
No. If you have an existing address, it cannot simply be moved to a new driveway location because this compromises the integrity of the address system and may lead to emergency response delays, mail delivery complications, and other issues. Relocating a sign requires approval from the E911 Administrator, a change of the address number as well as a cost for a new sign installation, and the installation should be performed by the County Highway Department.
What do I do if I move my driveway?
You will need to contact us because moving a driveway requires a new address as well as costs for installing a new sign. Your address number is assigned based on the exact location your driveway intersects the road, so moving a driveway means that the number changes. If you have an existing address, it cannot simply be moved to a new driveway location because this compromises the integrity of the address system and may lead to emergency response delays, mail delivery complications, and other issues.
My sign or post is damaged. How can I get it fixed?