GIS Addressing

GIS Addressing is responsible for assigning addresses for residential and commercial construction as well as naming new roads and renaming existing roads in St. Johns County, Florida.

The Road Name Index lists the official names of existing and reserved roadways of St. Johns County in alphabetical order. Click the buttons below to view the Road Name Index and Roadway Types (PDF), which are updated on a regular basis. The reserved road names are shown in parentheses and italic font to differentiate them from the existing road names.

Addressing FAQs

How do I get an address for my vacant property?

Addresses are not assigned to vacant property. An address will be assigned to a Clearance Sheet once you are preparing to build on the property. Please contact Growth Management Development Review Division at gmclearancesheet@sjcfl.us for information on the clearance sheet process.

How do I get an address for a utility/meter/power pole?

Please use the survey tool to request an address for a utility feature such as a cabinet, meter, power pole, small cell antenna, or lift station. Utility Address Request.

How do I get an address for an accessory structure?

An address will be assigned to your accessory structure after the Family Farm Affidavit (FFA) or Accessory Family Unit (AFU) project has been approved by Development Review or during the Clearance Sheet review process prior to permitting.  Please contact Growth Management Development Review Division at gmclearancesheet@sjcfl.us for information on the clearance sheet process.

How do I get an address for my future home?

The address will be assigned to the Clearance Sheet once you are preparing to build on the property. Please contact Growth Management Development Review Division at gmclearancesheet@sjcfl.us for information on the clearance sheet process.

Why doesn’t Google Maps recognize my address?

Address and road data is updated weekly and viewable on our iMAP application. Unfortunately, we have no control as to when or how often Google Maps and other third-party mapping vendors integrate our data into their systems. If you have a Google account, you can try to add/correct your address in Google Maps by signing in and clicking on your location on the map. Then navigate to menu>edit the map>Wrong pin location or address. Fill out the “Fix an address” form that pops up and submit.  Google Maps uses data crowdsourcing, so you may ask others to also add your address to Google Maps in the same way.

Can I get an official document confirming my address?

Please send an email to gisaddress@sjcfl.us requesting an Address Verification letter. Please include your parcel number and street address.

Can I change my address?

Address change requests are handled on a case-by-case basis and generally not allowed for vanity purposes. However, if you have safety or other concerns about your address please send an email to gisaddress@sjcfl.us explaining the reason for wanting to change your address. Please include your parcel number and street address.

Why doesn’t the Post Office or other delivery service recognize my address?

Addresses for new homes and businesses are sent to USPS monthly, but you still need to register for mail at a new address or change your address with USPS.  Please contact your local Post Office for more information or visit USPS.com.  You can also verify if your address is in the USPS database by using their ZIP Code Lookup tool. For other third party shipping and delivery companies, please call the company directly to verify if you can add your address. We have no control over how they validate addressing information or how often they update their data.  If you have a problem with your address or need verification, please send an email to gisaddress@sjcfl.us and include your parcel number and street address.

Can I pick the house number for my address?

No, St. Johns County uses distance-based addressing whenever possible.  The concept is that a single address is assigned every 1/1000th of a mile (5.28ft).  Rural areas will often have a larger numerical gap between address assignments due to the possibility of future parcel splits or reconfigurations.  Addresses are assigned based on the road range where the access driveway connects to the named road.

Utility Address Request

Use the Utility Address Request survey tool to request an address for a utility feature such as a cabinet, meter, power pole, small cell antenna, or lift station. Please do not use this tool to request an address for a future home or structure. Such requests will be rejected. For more information, please email gisaddress@sjcfl.us

Road Naming Petition Process

Petitions to rename existing roadways or name unnamed roadways may be submitted by any property owner abutting the roadway, the owner of the roadway, or the County Administrator.

How-To

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To begin the Petition process, the applicant should submit the following to GIS Addressing:

    • Applicant’s Name

    • Applicant’s Mailing Address (including City, State, and Zip Code)

    • Applicant’s Phone Number

    • The current road name along with the suggested new road name or names if the Petition is to rename an existing roadway

    • A map of the roadway’s location along with the suggested new road name or names if the Petition is to name an unnamed roadway.

The submitted road name(s) must comply with the requirements as outlined in the Land Development Code, Section 6.02.03 (B) and may not duplicate any existing road name listed in the Road Name Index.

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Upon approval of the suggested road name, GIS Addressing will create a Petition, which includes a map of the roadway being named or renamed along with a list of property owners abutting the roadway or owning the roadway.

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It is then the applicant’s responsibility to obtain signatures from at least 51% of the property owners agreeing to the road naming or renaming (including 51% of the roadway owners if the roadway is privately owned) on the Petition.

A property owner should sign the Petition each time their name appears on the Petition.

If it is necessary, the applicant may mail, fax, or e-mail a copy of the Petition form to property owners who live out of town. The property owner must then mail the Petition back to the applicant with the original signature(s).

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Once the required signatures are collected, the Petition should be returned to GIS Addressing.

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The Petition will be reviewed by all applicable departments for compliance with the Land Development Code.

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When the review is completed and the Petition is found to be in compliance with the Land Development Code, notice letters will be sent out to each property owner.

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Property owners are given 15 days to respond to the notice. If there are no responses in opposition received, the road name change is forwarded to the County Administrator or his designee for action.

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If there is written opposition received within 15 days, a hearing is scheduled before the Board of County Commissioners. At that hearing, the merits of the road naming/renaming are presented for the Board of County Commissioners’ consideration to either approve or deny the Petition for the roadway name.