Addressing Matters

CITY OF OVIEDO ADDRESSING

Why is Addressing Important?  Because when it comes to Emergency Services Every Second Counts!

Your Address is How FIRE, POLICE, AMBULANCE find your during an Emergency.

Many people, even those in Public Safety, view Enhanced 9-1-1 as the solution to all emergency response problems. 9-1-1 in and of itself is a great emergency response tool, but without accurate and consistent address information it cannot always be counted on to help speed up emergency response. Of the total parts that comprise the Enhanced 9-1-1 system, Addressing is considered one of the most vital parts.

Single Family Residences, Apartments & Townhomes

Address numbers must be consistent. Generally even numbers fall on the north & west sides and odd numbers fall on the east & south sides of the street: 

Commercial Businesses

It is important that streets and accesses are named and units addressed consistently:

Street names and street signs

Street Names: The developer shall include a proposed list of street names with the development final engineering plans before the platting process begins.   New streets shall be given names that do not duplicate nor are phonetically similar to existing streets. GIS Addressing will review the names and approve them through E911. 

Street Signs: All road names must be approved through GIS before a street sign is installed.  Streets located within a subdivision will have street signs installed by the developer before permits upon which the building lot is located is approved.

addressing questions:

Who assigns Addresses?

Building street addresses are assigned by the City of Oviedo GIS/Addressing.

What do I have to do to get a new address?

Fill out the Address Application Form and email it to GIS/Addressing:  gis@cityofoviedo.net

Why do I have to change my address?

There are a number of reasons your property may require re-addressing. The street name may have changed, your address number may be out of sequence with the established grid, and you may be an odd number on the even side of the street.

If I have a Commercial Address and want to add a new suite or combine a suite what do I have to do?

You will have to provide a copy of the new site plan for the new building footprint. A new address will be required if a suite is being split.  If a suite is being combined with the vacant suite next to it we need the site plan to see where the main entrance is to confirm the correct address for E911.

 How long will I receive mail at my old address after I have received my new address?

The post office will deliver mail to your previous address for up to one year after you are re-addressed. However, your new number must be posted within thirty (30) days of readdress and the old number removed.

 Who gets informed of my new address?

GIS emails E911, Seminole County, the Sheriff’s Office, Property Appraiser, Seminole County Schools, Supervisor of Elections, U.S. Post Office, Utility Companies, the City of Oviedo Building, Development Services, Utility Dept., Fire & Rescue, Police, Public Works and the Property Owner. 

What Size Numbers Do I need to display my address and where do I display my address? 

Residential and Commercial address numerals, shall be whole numbers, made of durable weather resistant material, utilizing a contrasting color from the immediate background of the actual building structure.
 
Whether or not mail is delivered to your building, numbers are to be posted on the building front. Additionally, should you have a mailbox; the numbers shall also be posted on each side, viewable from both directions. If the building is set back, then the number must also be posted on a sign, post, fence or mailbox, viewable from both directions, at the entrance of the driveway or street.

RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS SIZE REQUIREMENT:

Residential address numbers shall be a minimum of four (4") inches in height and one-half (1/2") inch in width. However, residential buildings that are over fifty (50) feet from the street shall be required to use five (5") inch or larger numbers.

COMMERCIAL ADDRESS SIZE REQUIREMENT: 

Commercial buildings, structures or portions thereof; numbers shall be a minimum of six (6”) in height and one-half (1/2") inch in width. Address numbers on buildings which are less than fifty feet from the street or driving lane of the parking lot for plazas, multi-tenant or rear access shall affix numbers directly over the main egress door and all other means of egress. Unit numbers shall be a minimum of 3” inches in height and ½” inches in width and are to be posted directly above or on the side, of all means of ingress/egress. For plazas and other commercial multiple addressed buildings, the range of addresses shall also be posted on the main plaza or occupancy sign readily viewed from both directions of the street.

Direct questions or comments to:

City of Oviedo Offices

GIS/Addressing 407-971-5517

Building Department 407-971-5757

Development Review 407-971-5781

City Clerk 407-971-5500

CITY OF OVIEDO ADDRESSING REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Name, Address, Phone Number, Email
  2. Indicate whether it is Residential or Commercial 
  3. Reason for Address Request/Purpose of Structure
  4. A Location Map and Site Plan of the property indicating the footprint of the proposed building and main entrance.
  5. A copy of the plat or plot plan.
  6. Property Appraiser Sheet (Listing Property Owner and Parcel ID#)
  7. Indicate Street Name and Access Drive
  8. Addressing fees will be determined after all above items are received and reviewed. 

ADDRESSING FEE SCHEDULE:

A NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION PROCESSING FEE PER ADDRESS OR SUITE:   $25 PER ADDRESS  

PAYABLE TO : THE CITY OF OVIEDO 

ADDRESS FEE CAN BE PAID AT 320 ALEXANDRIA BLVD, OVIEDO, FL 32765 ON THE 1ST FL BUILDING SERVICES COUNTER.  

Note: (Once payment has been received for the address, you will receive your address within two weeks, for apartment addresses and addresses that have issues can delay the time frame past two weeks.)