Road names can be assigned by property owners, surveyors, sub-division designers, etal.; however, all road names must be submitted for approval to the E-911 Addressing Office or Planning and Zoning Office. To name a road it must access two or more houses. According to the South Carolina Statute S 23-47-60 the criterion for the naming of a new street is that the name assigned must not duplicate or be similar to an existing street name within the local government’s geographical area. Names of family, nicknames and pet names are not acceptable.
An approval form will need to be completed between the owner and the County. A list of desired road names will need to be submitted for approval. Upon acceptance of the new road name, the Addressing Office will work with the property owners to create and assign the new road name. If any addresses need to be modified during this process, the Addressing Office will make the change and send new letters out to the property owners.
Below is a list of road names already being used in the county. This may help you determine what can or can't be used.
A petition must be signed by each and every property owner (not tenants) and submitted to the E-911 Addressing Office.
Visit the E-911 Addressing Office for this document. Once filled out return with all the signatures.
The new name will have to be approved by the E-911 Addressing Office.
In most instances the County Council will need to approve of the road name change. They have the ability to approve or disprove of the change.
A fee of two hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00) is requited so that new readdress and letters can be sent to the residents.
All the addresses that along this road will need to have a new address. The County will send out letters with the old and new address to each property owner.
How can I get a new address?
If it is an established property you can call or visit our office to receive the address that we have on file. If you purchase acreage out of a bigger acreage or it is a new sub-division it will require a copy of the recorded plat to assign a new address. You can e-mail or hand deliver the plat to our office and we will assign the new address. Please be sure to provide your contact information so we can contact you.
Important note regarding mobile homes: When moving a mobile home from one location to another please update the address numbers to reflect the new address.
How are addresses assigned by Kershaw County Addressing Center?
All roads, streets, etc. have a range of numbers. The beginning of a road starts with the lower number and increases to the higher range at the end of the road. Roads have odd numbers on one side and even numbers on the opposite side. A calculation is used to measure the distance to the driveways of the properties to determine the addresses. Generally there can be an address every 25 feet.