Over 20 years ago, Saluda County adopted E-911 to enhance the capability of emergency responders to quickly locate emergencies. As part of this adoption process, the county readdressed all properties from rural route addresses to E-911 addresses.
Over the last few years, advances in technology have led to the development of the next generation of 911, also known as NG911. As NG911 systems are put into place in South Carolina, responders will have even better location data, which will allow them to respond to emergency situations even more efficiently. As we move towards these systems, it is more important than ever to ensure that E911 addresses are accurate. In order to improve accuracy, Saluda County is currently working to readdress areas where inaccuracies have been identified.
Property owners whose property is affected will be notified in writing in mid-2022. The E-911 office will coordinate these changes with the United States Postal Service who will continue to deliver mail to the previous address for one (1) year from the date of the notification. Property owners will not need to submit a change of address form to the United States Postal Service, but will need to notify their correspondents of the change within one (1) year.