What is the Uniform Addressing System Project?
Marathon County is in the process of changing to a Uniform Addressing platform that uses logical and consistent addressing county-wide and eliminating the current 10+ multiple addressing grids.
More than 20,000 local addresses will change between 2018 and 2019 as Marathon County implements a single Uniform Addressing System.
Marathon County is Wisconsin’s largest county geographically and one of only four counties in Wisconsin without a Uniform Addressing System for all roads, homes, businesses, farms, structures, or other establishments in the unincorporated areas of the County. Inconsistent and duplicate addressing creates challenges when there is a mutual aid response, as the responding department is not always aware of local inconsistencies — which can result in delayed response time.
Charged with the goal of being the healthiest, safest, and most prosperous county in Wisconsin, the Marathon County Board voted in 2016 to implement a county-wide Uniform Addressing System to improve public safety by eliminating:
• Duplicate addresses
• Roads with the same or similar names
• Numbering that is not sequential
• Odd and even numbers on the same side of the road
The goal of Uniform Addressing is to help emergency services in Marathon County provide the RIGHT SERVICE to the RIGHT PLACE at the RIGHT TIME.