Frequently Asked Questions
Uniform Addressing Basics
How do I know which municipality I live in?
When will the new addresses be released?
Is there any way to get my new address provided to me early?
Who do I need to inform of my address change?
When can I start using my new address?
Who will Marathon County inform of my address change?
Does this change the legal status of my property?
Who will uniform addressing affect?
What is the Uniform Addressing System Project?
What will happen to my decorative stone address?
What kind of sign will you use?
How do I correctly post my new address?
What will happen to my old address sign? Can I keep it?
Do I need to be present during sign installation?
Who renamed the new roads?
Where can I check if my road name is changing?
What if I don't like my new road name?
Who determines which community keeps a duplicate/similar name?
Can I still use paper maps, atlases, plat books, and other directional guides featuring the former road names and addresses?
Licenses / Permits / IDs / Passports
Do I need to get a new driver license?
Will I have trouble voting in future elections if my ID has my old address on it instead of my new Uniform Address?
I have a concealed carry permit for the state of Wisconsin. Do I need to update my address on my permit?
My driver license will be coming due just before I receive my new address. What should I do?
What if I’m driving in a municipality that isn’t participating in Uniform Addressing?
Address Sign Maintenance & Compliance
What if I refuse to comply and refuse to change my address?
What if I remove my new Uniform Address sign after it’s installed?
What if bushes obstruct the new sign? Will the municipality trim around the sign and then bill me?
What if my new sign gets damaged or goes missing?
How soon will updates be made to Google Maps, GPS systems, etc.?
Will I be able to match an old address to the new one?
Why can’t GPS (Global Positioning Systems) solve this problem?
I have a database of clients, customers, and/or other businesses and contractors whom I work with. Will I have to update my database with the new addresses?
Will adjoining counties have access to the new addressing system data?
Why isn't my new address being recognized by some online businesses yet?
Communication & Education
How will I be notified of my new address?
How are the voices in the participating communities heard?
Who approved this Uniform Addressing project?
What if I accidentally tossed out my announcement postcard or Official Notice or it got lost? Where can I check if my address will be changing?
Who will pay for this?
I’ve used the same address for 30 years. Why do I have to change my address?
How does my address relate to the 911 system?
Why are Uniform Addresses so important?
How will the Post Office handle such a large change?
If this is a “911” address, why does it have to change my mailing address?
Can you create the address system as simple as possible?
How will Diggers Hotline be involved?
How will implementation coordinate with emergency response systems?
How do I get a new Town (Rural) site address assigned for a house I’m building BEFORE my Uniform Address sign is installed/delivered?