Welcome to our Address Request and Information section. Below you will find common questions along with information for requesting a new or updated address.
How do I apply for a 9-1-1 address?
The Sequatchie County E-911 Mapping Office can assist you in obtaining a 9-1-1 address for improved properties. The procedure is straight forward and applicants must first obtain an application request form. Once the form has been filed out and returned, our mapping personal will research the property location, drive way entrances and requirement measurements set forth by the State of Tennessee. Most 9-1-1 Address Requests are completed within 10 Business days.
Applications can be downloaded at the bottom of this page or picked up in person at 426 Cedar St. Dunlap TN, 37327, Monday thru Friday 8am to 4pm. Applications will need to be returned to the same address upon completion.
How are 911 addresses determined?
911 Address are measured based on new guidelines set forth that an address can be every 5.28 feet. You will need to make sure your driveway is clearly marked for the requested address. Our mapping personnel will arrive and locate the marked drive and begin GPS Mapping via Distance Measuring Device. Once the address is recorded someone will contact you with your new address. Copies of your address information is obtainable and will be needed for Utilities and Services to be installed / activated. These are provided to your free of charge.
How your new 911 address gets used.
Once your new 911 address has been assigned it is entered into our Mapping Database / 9-1-1 System. The address is then on file for verification purposes when Utility and Service Departments contact us for address verification. It is used so that the local Postal Service and get mail to you. It is also on file and updated in case of a 911 emergency at that address. Sequatchie County E-911 updates its new addresses and road names frequently to better assist the community in case of an emergency. When you call 911, your name, address and phone number along with your location is made available so that emergency responders can respond to emergencies faster. Along with your address we can also input gate codes, this helps ensure that responding officers can get to you quicker, and we also can store special medical information such as if a blind, deaf or someone with special needs resides at the residence. This helps ensure responders know what’s going on to better assist. Your new address is shared locally with our Sequatchie County Assessors Office as well.
What to do after I receive my address?
Start notifying family and friends. Notify any company that sends you bills, magazines, or other important information, such as mortgage, financial, and insurance documents. Update your drivers license and make sure to notify the Postal Service of your new address.
Why Can’t UPS / FEDEX find me?
Your address is stored locally and then uploaded to the state GIS system for processing daily. We do not have any way to provide these addresses to delivery companies other than local Postal Services as they verify addresses for new mail routes. The following link is recommend by the TECB to help get your address found faster. https://www.gps.gov/
Why Can’t I just make my own address?
We run in to this from time to time and it causes lots of issues. Lots of times people will use Google to pin point where they live and use Googles Mapping data to assign an address. This is wrong and the address will not be correct. Please do not try to give yourself an address.
Download Address Request Form (Coming Soon)
Please use the following button to download the address request form in PDF format. Please fill out form completely. You can return form to the email address listed on form or to the physical address also provided.
Please note that it takes an average of 10 business days to get an address completed at this time.Address Request Form Download