Addressing and Street Naming

Street names and addresses are very important. They provide a common, systematic means by which people, places, and events can be located within a community. Street name and address information is commonly used in local government to dispatch emergency services, provide municipal services, process tax billing, describe locations, and record events. It is also used by the United States Postal Service, utilities, delivery services, and the populace as they go about their work and everyday way finding. Addresses are the most common system of location used by people around the world.

The City-County Planning Department is responsible for addressing and street naming functions in Forsyth County and in all the municipalities within the county, exclusive of Kernersville, King and High Point. To view the Addressing and Street Naming procedures or the Winston-Salem or Forsyth County Addressing Ordinance, click on the appropriate link below.

Questions about Addressing or Street Naming? Please contact:

MapForsyth at

Revised: 12/2/2015

Notify me of page changes

Receive E-Mail Notification When New Information is Posted on this Page
As a member, enjoy the benefits of MyCityofWS, including your choice of newsletters, and notifications about events and site updates. Login and Manage Your Subscriptions Now.