If a road is accessing four or more properties, it is required to have a road name. If an existing road is in need of a name, the following must be submitted to the GIS Department:
A letter by a single land owner or developer with absolute control of the roads right of way or a petition signed by all of the landowners with access to the road who are in agreement with the road name request. (At least 75% of the property owners must be in agreement).
A detailed map showing the location of the roadway from its origin off a main road to its terminus, with locations of driveways, structures, and properties with access to this road.
Explanation or reasoning for road name request and choice of road name(s).
The GIS Department maintains the right to approve or deny any proposed street name. Please consult a staff member about the validity of a proposed name. This will help to make the process as fluid as possible.
Note: Any previously assigned addresses along the newly named road will be changed according to the new name.
A street name sign must also be erected to display the new street name according to County standards. The developer or responsible agent for subdividing the lots and creating the new roadway is responsible for payment of the street name sign. Please contact the Frederick County Department of Planning and Development at (540) 665-5651 for production of street signs and any information about the process.