Since 2008, the West Virginia Emergency Management Division (WVEMD) has been home to data management of the statewide addressing and mapping project. WVEMD provides support to counties and municipalities through database development and the creation of maps reflecting address changes and updates.
For questions concerning new or existing 911 addresses, please contact your county or municipality's 911 Mapping Coordinator.
Statewide Addressing and Mapping Project History
In 1999, West Virginia Congressman Rahall organized a meeting between 911 Directors and the West Virginia congressional delegation to discuss the development of a Statewide Addressing and Mapping project. At this time a committee was appointed to develop the project and Verizon WV agreed to fund it through their new Incentive Regulation Plan (IRP) with the West Virginia Public Service Commission.
In 2001 the Statewide Addressing and Mapping Board (WVSAMB) was established through the passage of legislation introduced by the West Virginia E-911 Council, Senate Bill 460. Then, in 2007, House Bill 2525 was passed and the board received an additional three years to complete their work pursuant to the provisions of article ten, chapter four of the WV code.