Our Mapping and Addressing employees sometimes travel around the County in the performance of their duties.
The Jeep pictured to the left is the vehicle they most likely will be traveling in. The Dodge Durango to the right may also be used for Mapping and Addressing, however, it is generally used by the Director.
WHEREAS, pursuant to W. VA. Code Articles 7-1-3 and 7-1-3cc, and consistent with W. Va. Code Article 24E-1-1 et seq., the Ritchie County Commission has the authority to provide for the elimination of hazards to public health and safety; to establish and regulate naming or renaming of roads, ways, streets, avenues, drives and the like, in cooperation with local postal authorities, the Division of Highways and the directors of the Ritchie County emergency communications center; and to assure uniform, non-duplicative conversion of all rural routes to city-type addressing on a permanent basis.
WV State/County Code specifies that any private road or driveway with two or more addressable structures be named for proper indentification by emergency services. The road name and house number may not be the same as your postal address. Please contact the CCI Mapping & Addressing office to start the process of naming your private road if it needs to be named.
It is highly recommneded that each private driveway or access road have a street sign mounted at the point where the driveway exits the State route or street. Street Signs are available at CCI for your private driveway or access road. Each double sided sign costs $40 including one of several types of brackets.
House numbers signs are also highly reccommeded for the purpose of locating your home or business. The house number signs are to be mounted where visible from the main route. We also have house number signs available for at $15 for each double sided sign.
Current Road Names
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Click here for a current list of road names in Ritchie County as of 03/28/13.
Click here for detailed history and descriptions of road name changes as of 11/11/09