Changing your address to North Chesterfield, VA?

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So do you want to change your mailing address to reflect North Chesterfield, VA instead of Richmond or Bon Air, VA.  You just might get your wish if the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors get their way.

During the board of supervisors meeting Tuesday afternoon, Chesterfield County unveiled its latest attempt to change some mailing address names.

There are eight zip codes in Chesterfield that stretch into Richmond, Petersburg and Colonial Heights.  50,000 homes and 4,200 businesses use those zip codes that don’t reflect a Chesterfield mailing address.

Each year, up to $2 million in tax revenue is mistakenly sent to Richmond, Petersburg and Colonial Heights when it should be sent to Chesterfield. County employees spend the better part of a year locating and re-routing that money.

The proposal released to the media Tuesday, is the latest attempt to alleviate the problem. It is a compromise between Chesterfield County and the USPS. The proposal includes the option for people or businesses residing in zip codes: 23225, 23235, 23236, 23224, 23234 and 23237 to change their mailing address to North Chesterfield, VA rather than Richmond, VA or Bon Air, VA.Residents and businesses will not be required to change their mailing address. If they do, their postal carrier or post office will not change.

The county is meeting with affected businesses in February and will be reaching out to residents later.  County employees in charge of the proposal expect the options to be approved by the board of supervisors and the USPS. The changes are expected to take effect before the end of 2011.

If you need more information, call the Chesterfield County hotline set up for the mailing address modifications: 748-1211.

Check out the complete article from WWBT.

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4 Responses to Changing your address to North Chesterfield, VA?

  1. Fernando Winnegan says:

    I like the change….

  2. William Orsi says:

    I think zip codes should simply stand on their own. That would be “res ipsa loquitor” to any latin buffs. If they land in Richmond, then Richmond gets the revenue and if they land in Chesterfield, then Chesterfield gets the revenue. As a life-long resident of Bon Air, in particular, for me, I have always preferred using Bon Air…it is more brief than North Chesterfield or even N. Chesterfield and the county still gets its revenue.

    William Orsi

    • William Orsi says:

      My bad. I did not realize the zip codes washed over into Richmond, Petersburg and Colonial Heights. So, change the zip codes to ones that do not wash over into Richmond, Petersburg or Colonial Heights. Zip codes are only five digits and I like Bon Air rather than North Chesterfield. And, I do not think the post office would mind having to learn a few extra zip codes.

      William Orsi

  3. Mike says:

    North Chesterfield Vs Richmond? Why in the world would I want to list my address as North Chesterfield? When I’m out of town, and people ask where I live, do I tell them North Chesterfield? This makes no sense except for tax collection purposes. What’s even stranger, is that the Chesterfield(23838) Post office is a stones throw away from where I live, yet they service people along Hull Street past Brandermill. I literally border the chesterfield county government complex, yet I’m serviced by Meadowbrook post office miles to the north. If I were 1/4 mile further south I’d be serviced by Chester. These are issues with the zip code boundries. They’re not solving the problem, they’re just trying to bring in more revenue as the incovenience of the citizens. I personally think that the filers need to have the common sense to know if they live in the city ot the county and be held accountable for the mistakes.

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