The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission under state law has the authority to assign or approve new house numbers and street names, and to rename any street or renumber any house, for most of Prince George’s County. For the remaining area, changing a structure number or street name located within a municipality must either have the prior approval of the governing body of the municipality or upon appeal, a county council resolution authorizing the change. Further, the Commission’s addressing authority in Prince George’s County is limited to the extent of the Maryland-Washington Regional District, which excludes the City of Laurel as that city existed as of July 1, 2013. The Commission may assign street names to that portion of the City of Laurel only upon official request by that city’s authority.
This page is designed to:
- Provide a master list of approved or reserved street names (Excel format)
- Prevent the creation of duplicate or similar street names (i.e., Brown Street and Brown Road; Main Street and Maine Street)
- Identify approved street names suffixes
- Provide access to the address regulations
- Clarify address definitions
- Understand the history of addressing for Prince George’s County
- List government agencies that are notified when an address is created or changed
- Provide access to GIS address web map
Provide detailed workflow entering new or correcting existing addresses within the Department of Assessments and Taxation database
- Extract owner and premise addresses
- Provide helpful suggestions
The street name listing is updated once a quarter therefore there may be an instance where the listing is superseded by a recent street name request.
The Planning Department relies on the United States Postal Service’s ZIP Code when assigning a primary postal city name to a premise address. This is required to ensure our stakeholders’ databases can communicate with each other. For example, government agencies such as Public Safety, Tax Assessment, and delivery companies such as Amazon, UPS and FedEx rely on the Planning Department’s addressing data. This can create confusion with property owners because one city or town can be called different names.