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Addressing Accuracy

The City and County of Denver is beginning to use directional designations when referring to addresses in the north and east sides of the city and is encouraging residents and property owners to do the same. The goal is to increase the accuracy of addressing in our city!  

While people on Denver’s west and south sides are already accustomed to including a W or S in their addresses to more clearly indicate their locations, directional designations for addresses on the east side and north sides of town are somewhat new!  Here’s what people who live on the north and east sides of Denver should do to ensure they’re using their “best” address:

If your property or home is on a street that runs north/south and the property is located north of Ellsworth Avenue, then you would include an N in your address.

Example:  3880 N Newport Street instead of 3880 Newport Street

If your property or home is on a street that runs east/west and the property is east of Broadway, then you would include an E in your address. 

Example: 2401 E Colfax Ave instead of 2401 Colfax Avenue

When we are all using our “best address,” we create consistency citywide and promote a more accurate addressing system.

Thank you for your cooperation!  If you have additional questions, please contact 311.