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Street Renaming

The GIS Office has policies and procedures for street naming requests within Prince William County.

Street renaming may be initiated by several actions:

  • Road realignment

  • Board of County Supervisors Action

  • Citizen Request

  • Developer Request

Please be aware that naming an existing unnamed private drive/street must meet the criteria of three (3) or more properties with access from the drive and/or an extenuating circumstance that make locating the property difficult for emergency response. If this condition is met, then the Citizen Initiated request should be followed in this situation.

Those who initiate this request must recognize that this process is a commitment by all affected parties to name the service drive or pipe stem drive on which their property is addressed/accessed.  If the proposed street name is approved, there will be an address reassignment for each property, and affected property owners are responsible for notifying personal correspondents and will bear whatever expenses incurred due to changing personal information (i.e. address numbers on house/mailbox, drivers licenses, bills, credit cards, stationary, checks, legal documents, home-based business).

To view the guidelines and processes, please click on the appropriate link below: 

Guidelines for Developer Initiated Street Renaming Request

Guidelines for Citizen Initiated Street Renaming Request

 Any questions regarding the Street Renaming Policies should be directed to the GIS Office at 703-792-6840.

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