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Pendleton County has a Planning and Zoning ordinance that could affect individuals getting an address. Therefore, the first step in obtaining an address and/or enabling utilities hook-up, is to contact Pendleton County Planning and Zoning Office. 

All new driveways must be approved and, if necessary, a culvert purchased before a permit is issued and an address assigned.  A request for an address will normally be handled within 5 working days, weather permitting.

Once an address has been assigned, the Addressing Office will provide the applicant with a copy of the approved form and inform the Post Office and Cincinnati Bell of the new address.


If two or less residents are located on a single drive, they will be addressed from the main road.  Should more than two residents or dwellings exist on the same drive, the drive must be named and addressed from this newly named drive, street or road.

Therefore, anytime a third dwelling is established along an existing roadway, the roadway shall be named and all residences will be readdressed from the newly named roadway. Residents on that roadway may be given the opportunity to have input on the naming process, but there will be a time limit and the Pendleton County Addressing Office will have final approval authority on the new name.


As required by Ordinance #330.3 and Ordinance #330.4 each address in Pendleton County must be clearly identified.  Some of the requirements are as follows:

  • The address number must be displayed on the front or near the entrance of the structure.
  • The address number must be clearly visible from the road both day and night.
  • If a residence or business is more than 75 feet from the road or not visible from the road the address number shall be displayed at the end of the driveway.
  • The address numbers must be a least three inches in height and visible from the road.
  • Address numbers must be of contrasting color to the background and be plain block numeric numbers (reflective numbers are recommended).


Michael E. Moore