The Routt County GIS Department maintains the addressing system for unincorporated Routt County, assigns address numbers, and names or renames of roads. This system develops accurate records for emergency services, which in turn affects utility and delivery services, and rural postal delivery. Due to concerns from the emergency responders in Routt County, the “Routt County Requirements For Addressing” was adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on January 16, 1996.

Requirements For Addressing

The highlights of the Requirements For Addressing include:
  • Every existing or proposed road that provides access to two or more buildable lots shall be identified with a unique road name to clearly identify the road.
  • Every buildable lot and each commercial or residential unit will be given an address number, which is required prior to the issuance of a building permit.
  • Proper signage is critical to emergency responders finding a location in a timely manner. Road signs for private roads can be purchased through the Routt County Road and Bridge Department. Address numbers should be visible from the road at all times.