Putnam County 911 assigns all new addresses in Putnam County and also in Algood, Baxter and Monterey city. In Cookeville city, the department of planning and codes assigns addresses. To apply for a new address in Putnam, Alggod, Baxter or Monterey, please call 931-528-1555 and ask for Mike Thompson or Randy Porter.
To apply for a new address in Cookeville city, please call 931-520-5268.
Please remember, you must have your construction stakes up showing where the house or trailer will sit before you call for a new address. We try to assign the new address within 48 hours.
Putnam County also has regulations concerning the posting of house numbers. Please read below. Cookeville City has it’s own set of posting regulations. You may download those regulations here:
Cookeville Codes Department
HOUSE NUMBER POSTING REGULATIONS
These regulations are intended to set a standard for the posting of house numbers in Putnam County. Per T.C.A. 7-86-127, Putnam County has the right to establish and enforce policies for the assignment and posting of house numbers per the above stated section of T.C.A. The Putnam County Commission passed these regulations in regular session on October 20, 1997.
Every residence and business in Putnam County shall have a house number and street address assigned to it by the E-911 district. The E-911 District Board shall maintain a process for new constructions to be assigned an address. The number shall then be posted to meet the criteria below.
Section 1 Temporary Posting for Electrical Permits
Every person applying for temporary and permanent electrical service of a new residence or business must contact the E-911 office for the issuance of a new address. The new numbers must be posted before an inspection, utility service or telephone lines are installed. The numbers must be visible from the county road that the new location is addressed off of and must meet the following requirements:
Section 2 Permanent Posting of House Number
All residence and business dwellings must post their assigned house number to meet the following requirements: