City-Type Addressing

Chris McIntire,
HSEMS Director and Committee Chairman.......................304-367-0915


Marion County Planning Commission
200 Jackson Street
Fairmont, WV 26554

City-type addressing was initiated by the Marion County Commission in cooperation with the U.S. Postal Service in the fall of 1997 to convert rural mail routes to city-type addresses for all residents of Marion County. It is a nation-wide program.

The mission of the project is two-fold in nature:

  1. Improve regular mail service to postal patrons;
  2. Supply emergency providers (police, fire, and utility companies) with a readily identifiable street address. Any roadway with two or more homes or businesses must have a street name.

If you are moving to a new location in Marion County, or an adjoining county, and/or are planning a new residential development or a single entity, please contact the Marion County Planning Commission for assistance.

The committee consists of 12 volunteer members appointed by the Marion County Commission to formulate guidelines and implement a plan of action to convert all rural mail routes to city-type addresses. The committee works closely with Marion County Office of Homeland Security, E-911, U.S. Postal Service, West Virginia Department of Transportation-Division of Highways, volunteer fire departments, financial institutions, and utility providers to achieve the goals in an orderly fashion.

The committee meets on the second Monday of each month in room 104 of the J. Harper Meredith Building, at 10:00 am

Services Provided

Provide addresses consisting of a street name and unique house number to the residents of Marion County. Developers are urged to contact the committee prior to construction of subdivisions in order for proper addresses to be assigned prior to occupancy. A plat of the subdivision drawn to scale can be used to expedite the process.


  1. Current street names will remain unless it is a duplication.
  2. There will be only one correct name per street.
  3. Any road with two or more residences should be named.
  4. Even numbers will be assigned on the right side of the road, and odd numbers will be assigned on the left side of the road from the point of the road’s beginning.
  5. The number will be assigned from the street that the front door or main entrance of the house faces.

For more information regarding city-type addressing, please click here

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