Geographic Information Systems

Voice: 570-387-4930
Email: gis@columbiapa.org
26 W. First Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

 

Montour/Northumberland(Rush & Riverside) Countywide Readdressing Project


Updated 8/25/17



Frequently Asked Questions


  1. Change of Address letter timing 
    • The letters are being sent in three waves.
    • The first wave was sent for those zip codes outside of Danville (17821) on June 14, 2017.  They included the zipcodes of 17756, 17772, 17777, 17801, 17815, 17824, 17847, 17820, 17857.
    • The second wave was sent for half of Danville (17821) on July 14, 2017.
    • The third wave received USPS approval and was mailed August 15, 2017.
    • Click here to see a map displaying the mailing waves.
  2. Changing your address - how does it work, timing for changing your address for bills and commercial entities (banks/utilities/insurance/etc)
    • Our office coordinated with the United States Postal Service. They linked your current address with your new 911 address.
    • The United States Postal Service makes available updated "postal products" on a monthly basis. One of these products is an updated address list. Government and commercial entities (such as banks, insurance companies, PennDOT) update their own databases using these updated USPS address lists. Therefore, it may take some time until these agencies recognize your new address.
    • We suggest allowing some time for this process to occur and for their respective databases to be updated prior to you calling to inform them of your change of address.
    • You do not need to immediately change your address with the world; it may be done over the upcoming weeks or months.  We only ask that you post and begin using your new address for 911 purposes on August 7, 2017. 
  3. Google Maps and other online mapping
    • The new addresses and roadnames have not yet been sent to Google Maps, Microsoft Bing, or MapQuest. Your new address will not be located on their map until the entire project has completed (at the end of July 2017).
    • The updated addressing will be sent to them once all change of address notices have been sent to all residents. In addition, time is necessary for modifications and corrections to the updated addressing information.
  4. Receiving more than one change of address notice
    • All current addresses will recieve a change of address notice.
    • Anytime the address differed from the assessment mailing address, a second notice was sent to the assessment mailing address. This was intended in a tenant/landlord situation where both parties needed to be notified.
    • In some instances, we found that the parcel boundaries are incorrect. This may be the reason why you may have mistakenly received a second change of address notice. Please contact the GIS Office (570-387-4930) to discuss this situation. We would like to review our records and discuss this with you.
If you have any questions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact our office.