Addressing Authority Committee

Addressing Authority

Carrie Reed



Fred Porter



About Our Work

The Islesboro Addressing Authority is in charge of creating and modifying street addresses on the island of Islesboro.  It is the duty of the island’s addressing authority, namely Janet Anderson, to not only assign physical addresses to all new buildings and houses constructed on the island, but also to update the Town Office’s addressing database when there is a change to the current listing.  Associated with this database modification is the processing of real estate deeds on the island.

In the case of new roads or driveways the Addressing Authority confers with the residents of these newly created roadways to discuss potential street names.  After agreeing on a new name, she coordinates with the Town Office to create road signs and also consults with the Islesboro postmaster regarding the placement of address numbers on new or existing houses.

Frequent Questions

Is there a lag time between receiving the permit for a house and getting the physical street address?

On average, you can expect to receive your physical address 1 to 2 weeks after receiving the permit for a house.