The Department of Planning & Management is responsible for administering the Uniform Street Numbering ordinance that requires all primary structures carry a four-digit address consistent with the city's Official address grid.
A four (4) digit street number must be visibly displayed, in numbers at least three (3) inches in height on all residences, and at least four (4) inches in height on all businesses, in the City of North Charleston. The lack of a four (4)-digit number correctly posted may delay:
The numbers shall be made of a durable and clearly visible material and shall be in a contrasting color from the building. The following is not acceptable:
When numbers are assigned to a house or building, the owner, occupant, or agent shall place or cause to be placed upon each house or building. The costs of the numbers shall be paid for by the property owner.
The numbers shall be conspicuously placed immediately above, on or at the side of the proper door of each house or building so that the number can be seen plainly from the street line. The following is not acceptable:
Whenever any house or building is situated more than fifty (50) feet from the street line, the number must be placed near the walk, driveway or common entrance to such building and upon a mailbox, gatepost, fence, post, or other appropriate place so as to be easily discernible from the street line. For more information or questions, contact Creola Washington at (843) 740-2584 or email your request at email@example.com.
Non-Compliance of Addressing
Non-compliance with this ordinance constitutes a misdemeanor and subjects you to a fine not exceeding $1,025.00 or to an imprisonment for a term no exceeding thirty (30) days.
The Department of Planning & Management is located in North Charleston City Hall on the 3rd floor. For more information, call (843) 740-2571 or email Eileen Duffy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Street Name Change Procedures
Applications for street name changes are available at City of North Charleston. In order to have a street name changed by request it must be approved by City Council. For more information you may contact Creola Washington at (843)-740-2584 or email your request at email@example.com.