The City of Elkins has authority over the issuing and changing of addresses inside city limits and provides “city-style” addresses to the Randolph County Office of Emergency Management for inclusion in the Statewide Addressing and Mapping System (sometimes referred to as “E911 addresses”). Addresses may be assigned by the City for a number of reasons.
If you need an address for new construction, subdivision of an existing lot, or because a utility or other business has told you need a “physical address,” contact the city clerk.
Address changes may be made at the request of the property owner. The tenant of a rental property cannot request an address change without the consent of the property owner. All requests are reviewed, and if found to be compliant with the current “city-style” addressing, may be approved by the city clerk.
Finally, the city clerk may undertake review of city addresses as needed. If circumstances are discovered that could prevent the prompt and accurate dispatch of emergency service providers, address changes may be recommended by the clerk, subject to the final approval of city council.
When applying for a new or changed address, please allow at least three business days.