3062 Clary Road
Jackson, Ohio 45640
Phone: (740) 286-4139
Melissa B. Miller, P.E., P.S.
County Engineer

Rural Addressing

The Jackson County Engineer's Office is the responsible agency for assigning addresses to new residences and businesses in areas outside municipalities within Jackson County.

Residents are required to provide a physical address before securing electrical, water, sewage, telephone and other utility services.

  • In order to receive a residential address, a building permit must first be obtained from the Jackson County Division of Inspection.
  • A non-residential address requires that a form be filled out at the Engineer's Office.
The following information is helpful in determining the address:
  1. The road name where the property is located.
  2. The name or address of the nearest neighbor(s) or a physical location on the road that is easily found by driving the road.
  3. The side of the road the property is located on.
  4. Whether or not there is an existing driveway that will be used as the main access to the property. If there is no driveway, you will be asked to place a marker (stake with flagging, etc.) next to the roadside ditch where the center of your driveway will be located.
The Address Coordinator will physically visit the site to determine the address using an electronic distance measuring device.