A new address for a property is issued when a zoning permit is processed through the Environmental Services Department (ESD), or when power is supplied to an unaddressed property, or when an improved end drive or access point is constructed and a request is made through the ESD.

​The application permit for a new address is obtained at the ESD Department.  The policy can be found HERE.

​The Itasca County addressing system is based off of a Grid system that originates at the southeasterly corner of Itasca County. This location is assigned a numeric value of 10,000. This value increases as you travel northerly and westerly from the point of origin. Addresses are based on 1000 addresses per mile. Itasca County uses five digits for addressing. Addresses are assigned based upon the driveway entrance into the property, not the physical location of the primary structure.