How are addresses assigned?

When a building permit is applied for through the Cowichan Valley Regional District, it is sent to the GIS department to assign a civic address. The GIS department uses an address grid that encompasses the entire region to ensure addresses are assigned consecutively and in an order that is easy to understand.

Occupancy will only be granted if you have your valid civic address posted.

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1. How are addresses assigned?
2. Can I assign my own address?
3. I have an issue with my road name. Who do I call?
4. My house is accessed by boat. How do I get an address?
5. A service provider (Telus, BC Hydro, Canada Port etc.) does not recognize my address. What can I do?
6. Do I need multiple addresses if I have more than one residence on my lot?
7. Who approves road names?
8. I don’t like my address number. Can it be changed?