Not sure if this was ‘addressed’ to me, but I’ll give it a shot.
A few years ago, USPS started delivering to a few locations. Some got house delivery based on a made up ‘box’ number and ‘route’ for lack of a better word. Some got gang boxes in the subdivision. This may have changed, I don’t deal with the USPS too much.
Now, these houses do have a physical address and street name. In the past, when RFD first started this was not the case. So the contracted (usually) delivery person had a name and a RR #. Basically the good ol’ boy system. Doesn’t work when an area grows and people retire.
About 1/3 – ½ of the residences in the county I work for are second homes. So, to collect taxes, we have to know the physical address of the property, and the mailing address of the owner. Two completely separate addresses.
I’m getting off track…. In my county, all properties must have a proper street address for Emergency Services. That is what is tied to 911. Not the POB or RR.
There are a couple of big problems though. In the past, proper unique road names where not adhered too. Unique development names where not adhered to. We had no instrument to make them. Developers could name their streets and subdivisions anything they wanted prior to 1990. Towns didn’t get on board with this until 2 years ago.
Now the county has the authority to deny street and development names because of duplicates.
New developments are now required to go through the planning, building and GIS departments (not so 18+ years ago). It also has to be signed off on by emergency services. Street and development names where I work are approved through GIS. The final word is usually GIS and EMS/Communications.
Since many developers jump the gun and start their marketing campaign before the project is approved, we do run into problems.
Through some local towns with their own planning departments in the mix, a high number of vacation home rentals, and it becomes a real pain it the butt.