Rural Addressing

Rural addressing (for those outside of city limits) was implemented in 1990 for McLeod County.  Rural addressing's primary objective is for emergency response, with secondary objectives which include general location and mail delivery.  If an individual has a home which has been torn down or another instance where the address sign is no longer being used, that landowner should notify the McLeod County GIS Department in writing.  The address sign will then be removed at no expense.  The rural address signs should not be confused with the old "fire number signs" which are pre-1990.  This will better assist McLeod County with maintaining the addressing system which will promote a clean accurate system without "old" unused numbers.  This clean data then can be used to produce the following accurate maps for Emergency Services as well as for the general public.  Residents requesting new addresses should review the Request an Address page.  Residents requesting a replacement sign should contact the McLeod County GIS Department.

Blue signs are installed up to 25' from the edge of traveled lane.  Signs are not placed on the edge of the road for crash safety purposes.  Residents should not move the address sign nor tamper with the markings for utility locates which is a misdemeanor under Minnesota Statute 160.2715

Addressing Maps for the year 2017 are available in PDF format below. 

Downloadable Files:
2017 Acoma Township
2017 Bergen Township
2017 Collins Township
2017 Glencoe Township
2017 Hale Township
2017 Hassan Valley Township
2017 Helen Township
2017 Hutchinson Township
2017 Lynn Township
2017 Penn Township
2017 Rich Valley Township
2017 Round Grove Township
2017 Sumter Township
2017 Winsted Township

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