Saranap Address Change
County Supervisor Candace Andersen and our department were asked by a group of residents living in your neighborhood to investigate the possibility of changing the place name of your addresses from Walnut Creek to Lafayette. This unincorporated portion of the County is currently considered Walnut Creek with a zip code of 94595. However this group of 465 parcels is within the Lafayette School District and the City of Lafayette Sphere of Influence. The proposal would change the mailing address to Lafayette with a zip code of 94549. While this would change the mailing address to Lafayette it will still be part of unincorporated Contra Costa County, not the city of Lafayette.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does this address place name change affect you?
For all intents and purposes nothing will change except for the place name and zip code in your address. Your addresses will still have the same street name and street number but your place name and zip code will be Lafayette 94549. You will still be considered unincorporated Contra Costa County and subject to the same Zoning Codes and other regulations you are currently. All of your public safety and utilities will remain the same as well.
What do I need to do as a resident if this change is approved?
The Department of Conservation and Development will inform all necessary agencies of the change (Police, Fire, AT&T, PG&E, Water, Sewer, USPS, Assessors Office, etc). As a resident of the affected area you will be responsible for updating all of your financial institutions (banks mortgage companies, etc.), utility billing departments, or any other entity that might have your address.
Why is the County doing this?
This request originally came from neighbors within the community. These individuals have indicated that your community feels more aligned with Lafayette due to your location and inclusion in the Lafayette School district.
What if I do or don’t agree with this address change?
Show up to the meeting and voice your support or concern. If you can’t attend the meeting please contact Todd Fitzsimmons at 925-674-7810 email@example.com or Supervisor Andersen’s Office at 925-957-8860, SupervisorAndersen@bos.cccounty.us to voice your comments or concerns by 9/27/19.