Street Naming

Street Naming Standards

Fernley Code of Ordinances / Title 32 - Development Code/Chapter 32.09.140 - Abbreviated


Street names. Street names and suffixes shall be designated by the developer, subject to the approval by the city, in accordance with the following requirements:


Be short (under 12 letters, if possible) and preferably in one word.


Have simple spelling and easy pronunciation.


Avoid prefixes such as north and south, east and west and upper and lower, etc.


Be related to the type and importance of the street. (The suffix boulevard should not be attached to the name of a minor residential street.)


Avoid the use of numbers or letters as street names.


Not be incongruous, offensive, or geographically misleading.


Not be repetitive or similar in sound and character.


Have a single name for a street having a continuous alignment.


When to be connected in the future into a continuous alignment or extended, bear the same name as the existing street.


Have a metal street sign be erected as specified in the public works design standards on at least one corner of every intersection and shall identify each street name thereof.


Have a different spelling but the same pronunciation as other street names.

Street Name List & Reservation Form

Applicants Requesting New Street Name

The City of Fernley may approve a street name but it can be denied by another Lyon County agency.  All applications must be signed and approved by other required agencies before being placed on a reserved street name list.  Please review the Lyon County Road List for any requested names that are the same within the county. 

DISCLAIMER: The City of Fernley does not maintain the Lyon County Road List & is provided as a courtesy.  The accuracy of the records is updated by outside agencies.