New businesses or residences can obtain an address by applying online or submitting a paper form application.
Submit paper form applications and payments to:
117 E Sixth Street
P.O. Box 423
Washburn, WI 54891
Additionally, please contact Emergency Management at 715-373-6113 or Land Records at 715-373-6156 with any questions.
In order to locate people in emergency situations and to facilitate rural postal delivery, every residence and place of business in Bayfield County (except the City of Washburn and City of Bayfield) has been assigned a county address. This address is made up of two components - an address number and a road name. The assigned address will provide the information necessary to pinpoint a location on a map.
The address number is a four or five digit number based on a grid of 1,000 numbers per mile. The grid starts at the southwest corner of the county. A predominately east-west road will be numbered using the numbers on the east-west grid of 1,000 to 38,000. A predominately north-south road will be numbered using the numbers along the north-south grid of 40,000 to 96,000. Even numbers are on the north and east sides of a road; odd numbers are on the south and west sides of a road. Address numbers get larger going north and east.