Road Name Information

Road Name Information

What is the official name of my street?

Within a subdivision the official name of the street is the name as allowed by the Livingston County Road Commission and recorded on the Subdivision Plat in the Livingston County Register of Deeds Office.  A street within a subdivision can only be changed through a resolution of the township board.  The resolution must then be recorded in the Livingston County Register of Deeds Office and a copy sent to the State of Michigan Subdivision Control Division.
 
Within a condominium the official name of the street is the name as allowed by the Livingston County Road Commission and recorded in the Master Deed in the Livingston County Register of Deeds Office.  A street within a condominium can only be changed by recording an amendment to the Master Deed.
 
Public and Private Street Names not located within a subdivision or condominium are under the jurisdiction of the Livingston County Road Commission and the official name is recorded with the Road Commission.  Any changes to these streets must follow the procedures as established by the Livingston County Road Commission.
 

Who maintains the list of road names in Livingston County?

The official list of road names is compiled by the Livingston County Road Commission. You can download the Road Name Inventory from their website.
 

Why are duplicate road names not allowed in Livingston County?

Duplicate road names are extremely confusing for emergency responders and could delay emergency assistance.  Therefore, as of February 2012, the Livingston County Board of Commissioners passed the Livingston County Addressing Ordinance which prohibits the use of duplicate road names.
 

Who maintains road signs?

Public road signs are maintained by the Livingston County Road Commission.  Private road signs are maintained by the residents whom are serviced by the road or as provided for by the developer when a subdivision/condominium is recorded
 

My mail recently started showing a different road name than in the past.  Who should I contact to correct this information?

Our first advice is to contact your Post Office and have them check their records.  The Postal Service maintains a master address database that is periodically purchased by businesses for direct mailing purposes and is also utilized by the Secretary of State.  If an error exists in the master address database, it will filter down into other databases.  After the street name is corrected it may take up to 6 months before the correct street name begins showing on all your mail.  If the post office cannot correct the problem please call the GIS Addressing Unit and we will work with the post office to resolve the problem.