Property Addresses

The City & Borough of Juneau is the official regulatory authority on street addresses for all properties within the Borough boundary. The CBJ assigns new street addresses and maintains a database of all existing, approved street addresses, and all public and private street names. The primary purpose of a property address is for fast emergency response. Secondary purposes are for utility placements, the assessment of property, and postal service, among others. The U.S. Postal Service maintains a database of mailing addresses based off property addresses assigned by the CBJ.

Reasons for Requesting a Property Address

Are you building a house on previously vacant land?
Are you adding an apartment or another dwelling unit to your property?
Is your current property address out of order from surrounding addresses?
Is your property address different from your mailing address, excluding PO Boxes?
Are you changing the location of your driveway to access a different street?

These are some of the reasons why you might want to reach out to our GIS Analyst to have a new property address assigned.

Requesting a New Property Address

Call our GIS Analyst, Quinn Tracy, at 907.586.0762, or email him at Quinn.Tracy@juneau.org.
Provide a copy of your Site Plan, if this is a new house or structure,
or,
Provide the Parcel Code Number or Legal Description of your property, if this is an existing house or structure.
To locate this information, visit our CBJ Parcel Viewer, navigate to your property, and double click on the space.

Placement of Address Numbers

  1. New and existing buildings shall have approved address numbers, building numbers or approved building identification placed in a position that is plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property.
  2. These numbers shall contrast with their background.
  3. Where required by the Fire Code Official, address numbers shall be provided in additional approved locations to facilitate emergency response.
  4. Address numbers shall be Arabic numbers or alphabetical letters.
  5. Numbers shall be a minimum of 4 inches (101.6 mm) high with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inch (12.7 mm).
  6. Where access is by means of a private road and the building cannot be viewed from the public way, a monument, pole or other sign or means shall be used to identify the structure.
  7. Address numbers shall be maintained.

According to the 2012 International Fire Code