Pueblo of Zuni Geographic Information System Office through Zuni Tribal Resolution M7-2022-P115 will be implementing a new Rural Addressing System to comply with New Mexico E911 Addressing Standards. Change is for better response time for emergency calls for service to correct rural addresses.
Majority of the addresses in Zuni are not compliant with 911 addressing system as specified by McKinley County and the State of New Mexico. The Zuni Tribal Council voted unanimously (Tribal Resolution M70-2022-P115) to fix addresses that are not in compliance. For example, properties with multiple dwelling units were not identified properly for emergency responders.
Yes, however, this would have put citizens of Zuni at risk because emergency response vehicles may have been unable to locate the residence in an emergency. Zuni could also have been held liable for the delayed response for emergency services if the rural addressing system does not continue to meet the E911 addressing standards. Continue to have emergency personnel delay response time if no in address correction is not resolve.
New address numbers will be issued by the Zuni GIS Office by filling out New Rural Address Request form. All questions and concerns of your new address can be forwarded to Zuni GIS Office by calling 505-782-5852 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Zuni collaborated with University of New Mexico Earth Data Analysis Center (EDAC) program with funding from the State of New Mexico to prepare a draft of address changes and assign new road names (as applicable) to meet compliance.
Home owners, Tribal and Federal programs, local businesses and any other entities operating with the pueblo will be required to change their address on or by August 1, 2023.
Notify anyone who sends correspondence, bills, insurance carrier or other vendors such as tax or utility bills of your new address. Most importantly, all Zuni residents will be responsible to update their state issued ID or Driver’s License at New Mexico DMV Office.
New Mexico DMV:
66-5-22. Notice of change of address or name.
A. Whenever a person, after applying for or receiving a driver's license, moves from the address named in the application or in the issued license or when the name of a licensee is changed by marriage or otherwise, the person shall, within ten days, notify the division of the new address in writing or by electronic media pursuant to department regulations. In the event of a change of name, the license shall be delivered by the licensee to the division and the change of name be accomplished on the license itself. The division may require such evidence as it deems satisfactory regarding the change of name.
All owners of structures shall, on or before the effective date of this ordinance, display and maintain in a conspicuous place on said structure, the assigned numbers in the following manner:
A. Number on the structure or residence. Where the residence or structure is within 50 (fifty) feet of the edge of the road right-of-way, the assigned number shall be displayed on the front of the residence or structure in the vicinity of the front door or entry.
B. Number at the street line. Where the residence or structure is over 50 (fifty) feet from the edge of the road right-of-way, the assigned number shall be displayed on a post, fence, wall, mail box, or on some structure at the property line adjacent to the walk or access drive to the residence or structure.
C. Size and color of number. Numbers shall be displayed in a color and size approved for use by Zuni GIS Office and shall be located as to be visible from the road.
D. Every person whose duty is to display the assigned number shall remove any different number, which might be mistaken for, or confused with, the number assigned in conformance with this ordinance.
E. Interior location. All residents and other occupants are requested to post the assigned number and road name adjacent to their telephone for emergency reference.
There is a possibility that emergency responders will not be able to find you in case of an emergency. You may also be responsible if your non-compliance causes confusion for an emergency responder on your street. All addresses must be in compliance by August 1, 2023.
Contact the Zuni GIS Office by phone or email and explain the issue. The Pueblo will work with McKinley County and State of New Mexico to ensure that your home can be found in an emergency.
505-782-5852 Ext: 6310
6 Route 301;North
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