addressing has become indispensable for delivery services in both
government and corporate operations. For your local government,
location identification is necessary for public safety and for basic
services. For private businesses, it's important for efficiency and
The primary goal of the uniform county-wide numbering
system was to provide a complete set of addresses for service area
as required for the new County Enhanced 911 system. The object was
to convert postal route and box numbers to numbered road addresses.
By having rural homes numbered uniformly, it becomes as easy to
locate a rural residence as a city residence.
Every residence and business within Chenango
County has been issued a new 911 address. You need to make yourself
familiar with this number and display it conspicuously because you
will be asked to verify it when you call.
This number represents how far your residence or
business is from the beginning of the road. Every road, located
outside the city or incorporated villages, has been measured from
south to north or from west to east in feet. your 911 address is
dependent on where you are actually located on the road. Every road
begins with 101 and every 52.8 feet down the road a number is
reserved, even numbers on the right and odd numbers on the left.
WHAT IF I AM BUILDING A NEW HOUSE?
You will need to establish your new 911 address
before you will be able to connect any utilities or receive mail at
that new location. The process takes approximately 1 week and can be
started once a foundation is in place. We will measure the exact
distance from the beginning of the road to your new residence.
GUIDE TO POSTING NUMBERS:
In order to ensure a timely
response to your residence or business, it is critical to post your
911 address in a conspicuous location that can be easily seen from
NUMBERS SHOULD BE: At least 3 inches in height.
A color that is clearly visible and recommended to be reflective.
you have a question about a 911 address, or need a new
the 911 Addressing Office at (607) 337-1859.