Street Naming Rules
Rule 1: The main objective is to provide clear street names for both citizens and emergency dispatch. Minimizing the possibility of emergency personnel being unable to find a location or showing up at a similar, but incorrect location, is a vital objective.
Rule 2: Street names should be unique and not repeated in the county from this point forward, with the exception of the continuation of existing streets.
Rule 3: Homophones and homonyms of any existing street names are not acceptable.
Rule 4: Recommended that road names be simple to pronounce.
Rule 5: Street names cannot contain any punctuation or special characters. ONLY alphabetical symbols A - Z and numbers 0-9 and blank spaces may be used in street names.
Rule 6: A street name may consist of up to four parts: Cardinal Direction Prefix, Street Name, Street Type Suffix, Quadrant Suffix
- For example: N Raleigh Hills Dr SW
- N - Cardinal Direction Prefix, Raleigh Hills - Street Name, Dr - Street Type Suffix, SW - Quadrant Suffix
- When you reserve a name, you are only reserving the street name.
- You may apply your choice of street-type suffix from the approved list at a later time.
- A different street type suffix does not make a name unique.
- Only roads in the county's jurisdiction (including municipal ETJs) will have a quadrant suffix.
- Roads in a municipal jurisdiction will not have the quadrant suffix added.
Rule 7: No curse words, derogatory, or otherwise offensive terms shall be used for road names.
Rule 8: Existing street names shall continue across intersections and roundabouts.
Rule 9: Continuous roads should have continuous names.
After checking your names against the 'Streets Lookup' database above, send a list by fax at 910-253-2399 or email to the attention of Jan Clemmons. The names will then be rechecked for any conflicts and a reply will show which names have been reserved to you.
Do not send a list of names without first checking the 'streets lookup' database!
Remember: A street name may consist of up to four parts: cardinal direction prefix, street name, street type suffix, and quadrant suffix.
- N Raleigh Hills DR SW
- N - Cardinal Direction Prefix, Raleigh Hills - Street Name DR - Street Type Suffix SW - Quadrant Suffix
- Egret LN
- Egret - Street Name, LN - Street Type Suffix
- W John Galt DR
- W - Cardinal Direction Prefix, John Galt - Street Name, DR - Street Type Suffix
- Smith AVE
- Smith - Street Name, AVE - Street Type Suffix
- S Dagney LN NE
- S - Cardinal Direction Prefix, Dagney - Street Name, LN - Street Type Suffix, NE - Quadrant Suffix
When you reserve a road name, you are only reserving the street name. You may apply your choice of street-type suffix from the approved list at a later time. A different street type suffix does not make a name unique. Only roads in the county’s jurisdiction (including municipal ETJs) will have a quadrant suffix.