Addressing
Benton County has a uniform addressing system across the County. This is the result of a state law mandating that all addressing jurisdictions enact addressing systems that conform to state Emergency 911 standards.

Advantages
  • A permanent street address.
  • Mailing address matches house address.
  • Delivery services can find your home.
  • Emergency response time is decreased because of a street address.
  • Improved fire district response.
  • Improved aid car response.
  • Improved Sheriff's response.
  • Designed to meet United States Postal Service address system requirements tied to Enhanced 911 system.
  • If you are unable to respond, the E911 dispatcher knows your street address.
  • Allows dispatchers to find rural homes quickly using the grid system.
  • Addresses are created uniformly throughout the unincorporated areas of Benton County using the address grid. Buildings within Urban Growth Areas are addressed using each respective city's addressing system.

Address Grid

All rural houses, schools, industrial, commercial, and public meeting buildings are addressed using the same system.
  • Odd numbers - on south or east side of road
  • Even numbers - on north or west side of road

Private Roads

A private road (PR) number is assigned to an access easement, or driveway, when five or more parcels or addressable structures use the easement. The structures are then addressed using the new private road as the street, and the intersection of the street and each individual structure's driveway as the address point.

Each private road address is structured similar to this example:

EXAMPLE: 123456 E 421 PR SE

    123456 - Building number
    E  - Directional (east, north south, west)
    412 - Private Road number
    PR - Private Road designation
    SE - The quarter of the County where the private road is found
An additional quadrant directional (NW, SW, NE, SE) is assigned to private road addresses. The quadrant directional appears after the road type. 

Your Address
  • Is designed to conform with the state E911 mandate.
  • Is designed to insure that all addresses are uniform, sequential, and logical.
  • Meets post office mail addressing guidelines.
  • Helps emergency response vehicles find your structure in case of an emergency.
  • Consists of uniform address fields:

EXAMPLE: 123456 E 421 PR SE

    123456 - Building number
    E  - Directional (east, north south, west)
    412 - Private Road number
    PR - Private Road designation
    SE - An additional quadrant directional (NW, SW, NE, SE) assigned to private road addresses. The quadrant directional appears after the road type "Private Road" (PR).

It is essential that you utilize your complete address when using your address.


 

       
       
       

       
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