The objective of road naming is to eliminate duplicate of phonetically similar road names. Countywide road names and addresses will help law enforcement, fire and EMS or rescue squads save lives and property by reducing the time it takes them to reach the scene of an emergency. Prior to any plat being submitted to the Haywood County Planning Office, the developer will need to get approval-from the Addressing Office on any newly proposed road names.
A road name shall be assigned to any public or private road, or roadway which provides access to two or more residences, businesses, industries, or combination thereof, regardless of the length of the road. The Addressing Office shall disapprove newly proposed road names that are duplicated or deceptively similar to the name of any other public or private road in the county. This shall include road names that have a different suffix.