The Loudoun County Street Name Availability Checker tool can compare your name proposal against existing street names and many of the county’s naming standards.
A street name cannot:
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Here is a checklist (PDF) that will help guide you through the address change process.
Inform or update your business, service, and personal contacts, such as:
If you already have a passport, you do not need to update your address. However, if your application is currently in process, call the National Passport Information Center at 877-487-2778. For more information, see Travel.State.Gov.
No changes to your property deed are necessary. Property is generally described in deeds by the legal description, the PIN/MCPI, and Tax Map #. While some older deeds may reference a street name or an address, it is not necessary to update your deed.
It may take private companies a month or more to update their databases with your new address. If you regularly order from a company that uses a delivery service other than USPS (such as FedEx) or from a company such as Amazon, please verify that that they have a record of your new address before placing an order. Until your new address has been updated, they should continue to recognize your former address.
If you need a copy of a building or zoning permit with your address after the date it becomes effective, call the Department of Building and Development at 703-777-0220.
Loudoun County will provide your new address to the following agencies or providers:
Loudoun County will also:
During the week that your street name becomes official, the county will provide updates to Apple Maps, Google Maps, Open Street Map, TomTom, and Waze. Road name updates typically appear within one to four weeks.
Some companies (such as Amazon) manage their own deliveries or contract with delivery companies (such as FedEx) that use proprietary routing software. These companies do not accept updates from the county. When ordering from a vendor by phone or online, we recommend that you advise them that your street name has recently changed, and provide your former address for the company's reference.
The county will notify USPS prior to the date you should begin using your new address. Once USPS updates your new address in their database, you will be able to find it in the USPS online lookup tool.
You will need to update your business address with the following:
The U.S. Small Business Administration has a webpage with additional information on whom to inform. The Loudoun Small Business Development Center (703-466-0466) can provide assistance with technical questions on how to update a business website.
If you have a current business license on record with the county, you will receive a survey from the Department of Economic Development regarding possible impacts to your business, so the county can better assist you in making this change.
Both companies allow a business or facility to be “claimed” and managed via their mapping systems:
Most street numbers will stay the same. A few will be updated to meet the public safety standards outlined in the Addressing Ordinance. If this is required, property owners will be notified with a letter that includes the new house number.
In the event of a tie, the Board of Supervisors will select the new street name.