Separate Habitable Structures are to be Assigned Separate House Numbers

We are required to name any private roads that are being used to access two (2) or more livable dwellings, with telephone service, landline or wireless, and /or postal service, i.e. main homes, cabins, office/shops, mobile homes, apartments, wedding reception halls, commercial offices.  Separate structures are to be assigned separate house numbers. 

Regulations adopted by the Gillespie County Commissioners Court on December 14, 1992, state within Article IV Section 4.2 Designation of Street Names:  "All private roads with multiple family/business structures must be named and specific addresses assigned to each structure.  If the private road has only a single structure, and the entrance to the private road is from a named road, then the private road will be treated as a driveway and an address assigned at the drive with the street name being that of the named road."  

Where do you purchase a blue house number sign? 

Please bring your official address notification letter with you. 

A blue 6" high x 12" wide reflective 9-1-1 house number plate with white numbers can be purchased at the Gillespie County Rural Addressing Office between 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. 

The Cost is $15.00 [effective Monday, September 12, 2022], and you must present your official notification letter.  One double-sided plate is available per assigned house number. 

Only check or cash payment method is accepted. The $15 check must be made payable to "Gillespie County" and must include your DL # / Phone # / Birthdate information on it.  

* 101 West Main St. Mail Unit 9 Room B-101 *
* Fredericksburg, TX 78624-3700 *
* Phone 830-997-1726 * Fax 830-997-9867 *

Gillespie County Rural 9-1-1 Addressing

Raynell Wilke,
Rural Addressing Database Manager and County 9-1-1 Coordinator

Procedures for Gillespie County Rural Addressing Office due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19:  Business is handled via email, fax, telephone call, USPS mail, and limited walk-ins.  The goal is to keep everyone well.  Thank you for your assistance, cooperation and understanding.  

How do you obtain an official physical address?

Please Provide information of the exact location of the driveway (or the planned future permanent driveway) - where you are turning off of the named road to get onto your property/habitable structure.  The address point measurement must be made within 35' of the center of the driveway.  

#1: Provide the GPS x,y longitude,latitude coordinates of the center of the driveway intersection with the named road.  OR

#2: Provide an aerial such as Google Map with a pin drop showing exactly where the driveway is.  OR

#3: Provide a full parcel site design plan from the builder showing where the new driveway is.  

Who do you need to notify of your correct new mailing address?   
#1: Contact the post office, appraisal district, all of your service providers, any subscriptions, personal and business interests, i.e. financial and insurance offices, and report the correct information. 
#2: Keep your official notification letter in your files to be able to provide a copy of it to any of the above.  

Is your home address, place of business, directions, etc. missing or not correct on an online Map, GPS device, and/or phone app?   The problem is in the mapping software used by the devices/apps that comes from the private sector (e.g. Google, Apple), not from the GPS satellites.  GPS satellites are simply beacons, like lighthouses, that a device uses to calculate its own latitude and longitude, and they do not transmit any mapping information.  
#1: Contact the map provider and report the correct information.
#2: Contact and report the correct information.  

Has your Blue Reflective 9-1-1 House Number Sign been stolen?
#1: Contact your Law Enforcement Agency and report the theft.
#2: Post your House Number again and Stay Vigilant of Your Neighborhood Happenings.

USPS December 20, 2017:  Subject:  Developers and Builders Guide

Effective immediately:  USPS must approve exact location prior to installation; Developer purchases and installs cluster box units.

from USPS Postal Operations Manual - Chapter 6 - Delivery Services Issue 9, July 2002 347 Updated With Postal Bulletin Revisions Through December 7, 2006

632.524 Location 
Curbside mailboxes must be placed so that they may be safely and conveniently served by carriers without leaving their conveyances. They must be reasonably and safely accessed by customers. Boxes must also be on the right-hand side of the road and in the carrier’s direction of travel in all cases where driving on the left-hand side of the road to reach the boxes would pose a traffic hazard or violate traffic laws and regulations. On new rural or highway contract routes, all boxes must be on the right side of the road in the carrier’s direction of travel. Boxes must be placed to conform to state laws and highway regulations. Carriers are subject to the same traffic laws and regulations as are other motorists. Customers must remove obstructions, including vehicles, trash cans, and snow, that make delivery difficult. 
Generally, mailboxes are installed at a height of 41 to 45 inches from the road surface to the bottom of the mailbox or point of mail entry. Mailboxes are set back 6 to 8 inches from the front face of the curb or road edge to the mailbox door. Because of varying road and curb conditions and other factors, the Postal Service recommends that customers contact the postmaster or carrier before erecting or replacing their mailboxes and supports. 

Office Hours Open to the Public:   Monday - Friday

10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. 



Located in the City of Fredericksburg?

If you need an address verification letter and live in City of Fredericksburg limits, then contact City of Fredericksburg Development Services Coordinator Shelby Collier at (830) 990-2013 for your needed documentation. 




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Information about USPS Mailboxes on State and Federal Highways

New TxDot Mailbox Policy Effective August 10, 2022:  

TxDoT only installs your mailbox on State ROW if your driveway is off of and addressed with a State ROW. 
The Post Office does not install a mailbox.  
If the Post Office mail carrier delivers to your neighbors on your County Public Road then that means the Post Office mail carrier uses the road and would serve another box on it and you are allowed to install a mailbox near your entrance and receive mail there. 

Contact your County Commissioner for safety questions.  
Contact the USPS for the installation specifics as to how far from the roadway and what the height of your mailbox needs to be for rural mail delivery.