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ROAD NAME ADDRESS ACT

Act No. 8027, Oct. 4, 2006

Amended by Act No. 8422, May 11, 2007

Act No. 8435, May 17, 2007

Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008

Act No. 9569, Apr. 1, 2009

Act No. 9774, jun. 9, 2009

Act No. 10987, Aug. 4, 2011

Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013

Act No. 12738, jun. 3, 2014

Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014

Act No. 13426, Jul. 24, 2015

Act No. 13424, Jul. 24, 2015

Act No. 14616, Mar. 21, 2017

Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017

 Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of this Act is to prescribe matters concerning the marking, maintenance, and utilization of road name addresses, State basic district, State spot numbers, and the assignment, use, management, etc. of road name addresses to ensure stabilization and convenience of living for citizens, thereby contributing to the reduction of logistical costs and the strengthening of national competitiveness.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10987, Aug. 4, 2011]
 Article 2 (Definitions)
The terms used in this Act shall be defined as follows: <Amended by Act No. 12738, Jun. 3, 2014>
1. The term "road name address" means an address marked with a road name, building number and detailed address (applicable only when detailed addresses exist) assigned as prescribed in this Act;
2. The term "building, etc." means a building defined in Article 2 (1) 2 of the Building Act and artificial and naturally formed structures virtually used for residential or settlement activities for 30 days or more;
3. The term "road name address project" means a project to assign road names and building numbers to roads, buildings, etc. and install, maintain and utilize relevant facilities, etc.;
4. The term "road section" means a space between the starting point and the end point of a road that is established for the purpose of assigning a road name;
5. The term "road name" means any name assigned to each road section for the purpose of assigning road name addresses;
6. The term "basic number" means a number assigned at regular intervals from the starting point to the end point of a road section;
7. The term "building number" means a number assigned to each building (where two or more buildings actually form a group referring to the group of buildings, etc.);
8. The term "detailed address" means, in relation to multi-unit dwellings, a block number, unit number, or floor number recorded in the building ledger: Provided, That if buildings that are not multi-unit dwellings fall under any of the following, they shall be deemed detailed addresses:
(a) Where blocks, floors, units registered in building ledgers are subdivided and registered in road name address ledgers;
(b) Where blocks, floors, units not registered in building ledgers are registered in road name address ledgers;
9. The term "basic road name address drawing" means any drawing that includes road names, building numbers, etc., or other data utilizing drawings and public cadastral books under the Act on the Establishment, Management, etc. of Spatial Data;
10. The term "road name address guidance map" means any map drawn up using basic road name address drawings for the purpose of providing guidance on road name addresses;
11. The term "road name address facilities" means road name signs installed under this Act (including props and accessories attached thereto; hereinafter the same shall apply), basic number sign, building number signs, road name address guidance signs (including area guidance signs; hereinafter the same shall apply), computer data, computer facilities and other facilities attached thereto;
12. The term "road name address guidance facilities" means road name signs, building number signs, area guidance signs and basic number sign;
13. The term "State basic district" means any district divided smaller than the areas of Eup/Myeon/Dong upon setting certain boundaries, based on road name addresses (hereinafter referred to as "basic district");
14. The term "district number" means a number assigned to each basic district;
15. The term "State spot number" means a number (including Arabic numbers and letters) assigned to each spot, the national land and its adjacent sea of which is divided in grid shape (hereinafter referred to as "spot number").
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10987, Aug. 4, 2011]
 Article 3 (Relationship to other Acts)
This Act shall take precedence over any other Act in the application of addresses (including sites, locations and places to mark the location of a building, etc.; hereinafter the same shall apply) and districts.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10987, Aug. 4, 2011]
 Article 4 (Responsibilities of the State and Local Governments)
(1) The State and local governments shall establish necessary policies for the use of road name addresses, basic districts, and spot numbers.
(2) The State and local governments shall appropriate in their respective budgets project costs necessary for the use of road name addresses, basic districts, and spot numbers.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10987, Aug. 4, 2011]
 Article 5 (Establishment and Confirmation of Comprehensive Plans for Promotion of Road Name Address Projects)
(1) The Minister of the Interior and Safety shall formulate guidelines for the establishment of a comprehensive plan (hereinafter referred to as "guidelines") necessary to establish a comprehensive plan for the promotion of road name address projects (hereinafter referred to as "comprehensive plan") upon consultation with the heads of related central administrative agencies. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(2) The Minister of the Interior and Safety shall notify the Special Metropolitan City Mayor, Metropolitan City Mayors, the Metropolitan Autonomous City Mayor, Do Governors and the Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province (hereinafter referred to as "Mayor/Do Governor") of the guidelines formulated under paragraph (1), and the Mayor/Do Governor shall establish implementation plans for the Special Metropolitan City, Metropolitan Cities, the Metropolitan Autonomous City, Dos and the Special Self-Governing Province (hereinafter referred to as "City/Do") in accordance with such guidelines and submit the implementation plans to the Minister of the Interior and Safety. In such cases, the Mayor/Do Governor shall seek opinions from the head of a Si/Gun/Autonomous Gu (hereinafter referred to as "head of Si, etc.") when they establish City/Do implementation plans. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 13424, Jul. 24, 2015; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(3) When City/Do implementation plans under paragraph (2) are submitted, the Minister of the Interior and Safety shall establish and confirm a comprehensive plan upon consultation with the heads of related central administrative agencies, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(4) A comprehensive plan shall be established every five years, and shall include the following:
1. Matters concerning the objectives of and basic direction-setting for each comprehensive plan;
2. Matters concerning the classification of target projects and designation of target areas;
3. Matters concerning the details and scale of each project;
4. Matters concerning the project periods and details of annual implementation;
5. Matters concerning the determination of necessary project costs and financing;
6. Matters concerning areas subject to conversion into road name addresses and the conversion thereof;
7. Other matters prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(5) When the Minister of the Interior and Safety intends to modify a comprehensive plan, he/she shall consult with the heads of related central administrative agencies.
(6) The Minister of the Interior and Safety may seek opinions from the competent Mayors/Do Governors on any portion deemed necessary for establishing a comprehensive plan under paragraph (3), and shall reflect such opinions in the comprehensive plan, except in extenuating circumstances. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10987, Aug. 4, 2011]
 Article 6 (Establishment and Confirmation of Annual Project Plans)
(1) The Mayor/Do Governor shall establish a project plan for each year (hereinafter referred to as "project plan") in accordance with the comprehensive plan confirmed under Article 5 (3) and submit such project plan to the Minister of the Interior and Safety. In such cases, he/she shall seek opinions from the heads of the relevant Sis, etc. in establishing a project plan, and reflect such opinions, except in extenuating circumstances. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(2) The Minister of the Interior and Safety shall consult with the heads of related central administrative agencies after examining project plans, and may adjust project plans, if necessary. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(3) When the Minister of the Interior and Safety has finished consultation on project plans as prescribed in paragraph (2), he/she shall, without delay, notify the heads of related central administrative agencies and the relevant Mayors/Do Governors of the results of examination. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10987, Aug. 4, 2011]
 Article 7 (Project Developers)
The State and local governments shall become project developers under a comprehensive plan.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10987, Aug. 4, 2011]
 Article 8 (Assigning, etc. Road Names)
(1) In order to assign and manage road name addresses, the heads of Sis, etc. shall implement the following:
1. Basic surveys;
2. Establishment, modification and disuse of road sections;
3. Assignment, modification and disuse of road names;
4. Assignment, modification and disuse of building numbers;
5. Assignment, modification and disuse of basic numbers;
6. Preparation of basic road name address drawings;
7. Other matters necessary to assign and manage road addresses.
(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), the heads of Sis, etc. shall request the competent Mayors/Do Governors to determine the following matters with accompanying data on the current situation and the their opinions, if a road extends over two or more Sis/Guns/Autonomous Gus, and the competent Mayors/Do Governors in receipt of such requests shall determine the following matters and notify the heads of the relevant Sis, etc. of such determinations:
1. Establishment or modification of road sections;
2. Assignment or modification of road names;
3. Assignment or modification of basic numbers.
(3) A Mayor/Do Governor in receipt of a request under paragraph (2) shall, if a road under such request extends over two or more Cities/Dos, shall request the Minister of the Interior and Safety to determine the matters prescribed in the subparagraphs of paragraph (2) with accompanying data on the current situation and their opinions, and the Minister of the Interior and Safety in receipt of such request shall determine the matters prescribed in the subparagraphs of paragraph (2) and notify the relevant Mayor/Do Governor and head of Si, etc. of such determinations. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(4) Where a cause for modification to the matters determined in relation to the subparagraphs of paragraph (2) has occurred or a road extending over two or more Cities/Dos or Sis/Guns/Autonomous Gus has been newly found, the Minister of the Interior and Safety or the competent Mayors/Do Governors shall determine the matters prescribed in the subparagraphs of paragraph (2) and notify the relevant Mayors/Do Governors or heads of Sis, etc. of such determinations upon occasion. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(5) Where the Minister of the Interior and Safety, Mayors/Do Governors, or the heads of Sis, etc. intend to determine road names (including road sections and basic numbers) in accordance with paragraphs (1) through (4) or to modify any of the determined matters, he/she shall collect the opinions of residents of the relevant areas and the heads of related local governments (the heads of Sis etc. shall collect the opinions of residents of the relevant areas only) and submit them to the relevant road name address committee under Article 22-2 for deliberation: Provided, That insignificant matters prescribed by Presidential Decree, such as cases that do not involve a modification to road name addresses publicized under Article 18, are intended for modification, collection of the opinions of residents of the relevant areas and deliberation by the relevant road name address committee may be omitted. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(6) Notwithstanding the main sentence of paragraph (5), the deliberation of the relevant road name address committee may be omitted where more than four-fifths of people using the road name of the relevant road section as their address who shall be further specified by Presidential Decree (hereinafter referred to as “road users”) request for the modification of the road name by written consent: Provided, That the following cases are excluded: <Newly Inserted by Act No. 13424, Jul. 24, 2015>
1. Where the modification of road name is requested with a name similar to the name of buildings, etc. (including the group of buildings where two or more buildings form a group): Provided, That this shall not apply to cases of returning to the road name assigned as of July 29, 2011;
2. Where the road name of the road spanning over two or more Sis/Guns/autonomous Gus or Cities/Dos is modified;
3. Where it is judged that heads of Sis, etc. may have an influence upon other road names;
4. Where such change is not in conformity with standards to assign or modify road names pursuant to paragraph (8).
(7) The Minister of the Interior and Safety or Mayors/Do Governors shall notify the competent Mayors/Do Governors or heads of Sis, etc. of the current status of the relevant roads and the matters determined in relation to the subparagraphs of paragraph (2) at the end of every year. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(8) Matters necessary for the standards, methods, etc. under paragraphs (1) through (7) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 13424, Jul. 24, 2015>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10987, Aug. 4, 2011]
 Article 8-2 (Honorary Road Names)
(1) The heads of Sis, etc. may assign additional road names for the purpose of attracting enterprises, international exchanges, etc. only (hereinafter referred to as "honorary road names") to all or part of the road sections to which road names have been assigned as prescribed in Article 8.
(2) Honorary road names may be indicated with road name addresses in the road name address guidance facilities and road name address guidance maps.
(3) Matters necessary for the standards for assigning honorary road names, methods thereof, etc. shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10987, Aug. 4, 2011]
 Article 8-3 (Establishment, etc. of Basic Districts)
(1) In order to establish and manage basic districts, the heads of Sis, etc. shall implement the following:
1. Basic surveys;
2. Establishment, modification and disuse of basic districts (including boundaries; hereinafter the same shall apply);
3. Assignment, modification and disuse of district numbers;
4. Other matters necessary to manage basic districts and district numbers.
(2) When the heads of Sis, etc. intend to establish (assign), modify, and disuse basic districts and district numbers, they shall hear the opinions of the Minister of the Interior and Safety. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(3) The Minister of the Interior and Safety shall allocate the scope of use of district numbers by City/Do and notify Mayors/Do Governors thereof so that district numbers do not overlap nationwide. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(4) Upon being notified of the scope of use of district numbers under paragraph (3), Mayors/Do Governors shall allocate the scope of use of district number by Si/Gun/Gu and notify the heads of the relevant Sis, etc. thereof so that district numbers do not overlap by City/Do unit.
(5) Matters necessary for the standards, methods, etc. under paragraphs (1) through (4) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 10987, Aug. 4, 2011]
 Article 8-4 (Assigning, etc. Detailed Addresses)
(1) Where an owner or a lessee of a building, etc. (including a person using or benefiting from the building free of charge) requests assignment or modification to use a block, floor, or unit of the building for a detailed address while such building is not a multi-unit building and such block, floor and unit are not registered in the building ledger (including registered blocks, floors, and units that are intended for subdivision; hereinafter the same shall apply) or where an owner requests disuse, the heads of Sis, etc. shall implement the following: <Amended by Act No. 13424, Jul. 24, 2015>
1. Basic surveys;
2. Assignment, modification and disuse of a detailed address (including the scope of application of block, floor, unit; hereinafter the same shall apply);
3. Other matters necessary for assigning and managing detailed addresses.
(2) The Minister of the Interior and Safety shall prescribe matters necessary for seeking consistency in detailed addresses registered in official documents by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety upon consultation with the Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(3) The heads of Sis, etc. may, if necessary, assign, modify and disuse a detailed address to increase convenience in using a road name address, after conducting basic surveys and hearing the opinions and objections of an owner and lessee, even in the absence of a request by the owner and lessee under paragraph (1). <Newly Inserted by Act No. 14616, Mar. 21, 2017>
(4) Matters necessary for standards, methods, and procedures etc. under paragraphs (1) through (3) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 14616, Mar. 21, 2017>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 10987, Aug. 4, 2011]
 Article 8-5 (Marking, etc. Spot Numbers)
(1) The Minister of the Interior and Safety shall assign spot numbers to national land and sea adjacent thereto, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(2) When the heads of public institutions such as central administrative agencies, local governments, and public corporations, (hereinafter referred to as "heads of public institutions") install facilities, including steel towers, floodgates, breakwater in areas where there are no buildings, etc., they shall mark spot numbers, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(3) In order to facilitate an emergency rescue, the Minister of the Interior and Safety, the Minister of Environment, the Commissioner General of the Korean National Police Agency, the Administrator of the National Fire Agency, the Administrator of the Korea Forest Service, the Commissioner of the Korea Coast Guard, the Mayors/Do Governors, the heads of Sis, etc. may install signs indicating spot numbers prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(4) The heads of public institutions prescribed in paragraphs (2) and (3) shall implement the following and notify the relevant Mayors. etc. thereof before installing facilities indicating spot numbers:
1. Measurement of locations to indicate spot numbers;
2. Selection of spot numbers that correspond to the locations referred to in paragraph (1);
3. Other matters necessary for managing facilities indicating spot numbers.
(5) The heads of Sis, etc. shall manage spot numbers assigned under paragraph (1) and the locations where facilities indicating spot numbers are installed under paragraphs (2) and (3) upon incorporating them into basic road name address drawings.
(6) Matters necessary for the methods of and standards for assigning spot numbers and methods of measuring the locations to indicate spot numbers, and for verification of selected spot numbers under paragraphs (1) through (5) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 10987, Aug. 4, 2011]
 Article 8-6 (Road Name Address Ledgers)
(1) In order to systematically manage matters concerning road name addresses, the heads of Sis, etc. shall prepare and manage road name address ledgers to enter the following: <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
1. Assignment, modification and disuse of road names or road name addresses;
2. Establishment, modification and disuse of road sections or basic numbers;
3. Modification of names of administrative districts used for road name addresses;
4. Installation, maintenance and removal of road name address guidance facilities;
5. Modification of references necessary to manage matters referred to in subparagraphs 1 through 4, such as related lot numbers;
6. Other matters prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety.
(2) The form of road name address ledgers under paragraph (1), entries, methods and procedures of entry therein, and other necessary matters shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(3) Road name address ledgers under paragraph (1) shall be prepared and managed by means of an electronic data processing system determined by the Minister of the Interior and Safety. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10987, Aug. 4, 2011]
 Article 8-7 (Installation of Road Name Address Guidance Facilities)
(1) The heads of Sis, etc. shall install road name address guidance facilities at necessary places to provide guidance on road name addresses.
(2) Locations to install road name address guidance facilities and specifications thereof and other necessary matters shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 9569, Apr. 1, 2009]
 Article 9 (Preparation, Publication, Distribution, etc. of Road Name Address Guidance Maps, etc.)
(1) The Minister of the Interior and Safety, the Mayors/Do Governors and the heads of Sis, etc. may draw up, produce and distribute road name address guidance maps. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(2) Advertisements applied for by persons, other than the Minister of the Interior and Safety, the Mayors/Do Governors and the heads of Sis, etc., may be inserted in the road name address guidance maps, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(3) Where advertisements under paragraph (2) have been inserted in a road name address guidance map, a person who has applied for such advertisements shall bear advertising expenses.
(4) Those who intend to manufacture or sell products using road name address guidance maps or to use such maps for other uses shall request the following agencies to deliver road name address guidance maps: <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 13426, Jul. 24, 2015; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
1. Where areas subject to publication are the whole country, or two or more Cities/Dos: The Minister of the Interior and Safety;
2. Where areas subject to publication are the relevant Cities/Dos, or two or more Sis/Guns/Autonomous Gus, and administrative cities under Article 10 (2) of the Special Act on the Establishment of Jeju Special Self-Governing Province and the Development of Free International City: The Mayors/Do Governors;
3. Where areas subject to publication are the relevant Sis/Guns/Autonomous Gus: The heads of Sis, etc.
(5) The heads of agencies in receipt of a request under paragraph (4) shall provide road name address guidance maps onerously, as prescribed by Presidential Decree, and may provide such maps gratuitously where the State or local governments have requested such for the purpose of revitalizing the utilization of road name addresses or for public interests.
(6) Road name address guidance maps and products using such maps shall not be deemed maps defined in subparagraph 10 of Article 2 of the Act on the Establishment, Management, etc. of Spatial Data. <Amended by Act No. 12738, Jun. 3, 2014>
(7) Revenues under paragraphs (3) and (5) shall be used for the maintenance of road name address facilities, and shall not be used for other purposes.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10987, Aug. 4, 2011]
 Article 10 (Bearing Expenses by Principals)
(1) Operators of various development projects, such as urban development projects and housing redevelopment projects, shall directly install, replace and remove the road name address guidance facilities required by such projects or bear relevant expenses, until they apply for the use of such facilities approved and the completion of construction of such facilities (completion inspection thereof when approval of use is deemed granted, such as the completion inspection under other Acts), as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 14616, Mar. 21, 2017>
(2) When the operators of development projects referred to in paragraph (1) fail to install, replace and remove the road name address guidance facilities or intend to bear expenses (hereinafter referred to as "installation expenses"), the heads of Sis, etc. shall impose installation expenses, and persons obliged to pay shall pay such expenses until they apply for approval of use and the completion of construction. <Amended by Act No. 14616, Mar. 21, 2017>
(3) When persons obliged to pay fail to pay installation expenses by the time determined under paragraph (2), the heads of Sis, etc. may collect them in the same manner as delinquent local taxes are collected.
(4) Necessary matters concerning procedures for imposing installation expenses, methods for payment and collection of installation expenses, and grounds for refund, etc. under paragraphs (1) through (3) may be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10987, Aug. 4, 2011]
 Article 11 (Establishment of Integrated Road Name Address Centers)
(1) In order to efficiently manage and utilize information, etc. entered in the road name address ledgers under Article 8-6, the Minister of the Interior and Safety and the Mayors/Do Governors shall establish and operate integrated road name address centers. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(2) Matters necessary for the establishment of the integrated road name address centers under paragraph (1), the scope of business, and the management and utilization of information, and the entrustment thereof, etc. shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10987, Aug. 4, 2011]
 Article 12 (Request for Submission of Data)
Where deemed necessary for the operation of the integrated road name address centers, the Minister of the Interior and Safety and the Mayors/Do Governors may request the heads of related agencies to submit relevant data. In such cases, the heads of agencies so requested shall submit data, except in extenuating circumstances. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
 Article 13 (Entrustment, etc. of Maintenance)
(1) In order to efficiently maintain road name address facilities, the heads of Sis, etc. may entrust the maintenance of such facilities, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(2) The heads of Sis, etc. shall examine all road name address facilities, etc. at least once a year, and take appropriate measures for lost or damaged facilities.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10987, Aug. 4, 2011]
 Article 14 (Advertisement on Road Name Address Guidance Signs)
(1) Where necessary to cover expenses incurred in installation and maintenance of road name address facilities, the heads of Sis, etc. may allow advertisements to be placed on road name address guidance signs, as prescribed by Municipal Ordinance.
(2) Where an advertisement is allowed as described in paragraph (1), it shall be limited to the extent not hindering the function of the road name address guidance signs.
(3) The selection of advertising agents, advertising methods and costs, etc. under paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(4) Earnings from advertisements under paragraph (3) shall be used for maintenance of road name address facilities.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10987, Aug. 4, 2011]
 Article 15 (Use of Road Facilities)
(1) Where necessary to install road name signs of road name address guidance facilities, the heads of Sis, etc. may use posts on which traffic lights, road signs, utility poles, street lights, telephone poles, etc. are installed, to the extent not hindering their original uses.
(2) When the heads of Sis, etc. intend to use signposts pursuant to paragraph (1), they shall consult in advance with the agency or administrator in charge of managing such signposts, and the agency or administrator in receipt of such request for consultation shall actively cooperate with them in using such signposts, except in cases where reasonable grounds exist to believe that such use substantially infringes on the public interest.
(3) The agency or administrator in charge of managing signposts under paragraph (1) shall give prior notification to the heads of the relevant Sis, etc. when grounds for change, relocation, etc. of signposts have occurred.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10987, Aug. 4, 2011]
 Article 16 (Responsibilities of Owners and Occupiers of Buildings, etc.)
(1) Owners and occupiers of buildings, etc. shall not refuse or interfere with the execution of duties, such as the installation of road name address facilities, without justifiable grounds, unless such execution hinders the use of the relevant buildings, etc.
(2) Owners and occupiers of buildings, etc. shall manage building number signs attached to the walls of the buildings, etc., and attach new signs issued by the heads of the competent Sis, etc. if damaged or lost. In such cases, where building number signs are damaged or lost due to reasons attributable to the owners or occupiers, such owners or occupiers shall bear the relevant expenses.
(3) When owners of buildings, etc. are to be assigned with building numbers due to new construction, expansion, remodeling, etc. of the buildings, etc., such owners shall obtain building numbers from the heads of Sis, etc. before approval of use of such buildings, etc. is granted and shall install building number signs. In such cases, expenses incurred in the manufacture and installation of building number signs shall be borne by the owners of the buildings, etc.
(4) Owners of non-multi-unit buildings, etc. [including buildings, etc. whose detailed addresses may be used for the purpose of lease (including free lease; hereinafter the same shall apply) before approval for use under the Building Act; hereinafter the same shall apply], specified in the following subparagraphs, may obtain a detailed address assigned (including cases of modification; hereafter the same shall apply in this Article) by the head of the relevant Si, etc. and put up a notice indicating the detailed address (hereinafter referred to as "detailed address guidance signs"), when such owners intend to lease part (limited to where blocks, floors or units registered in building ledgers are subdivided and where blocks, floors and units are not registered in the building ledgers; hereinafter the same shall apply) of such a building: <Amended by Act No. 13424, Jul. 24, 2015>
1. Where blocks of buildings, etc. that are assigned with one road name address are different;
2. Where there exist additional exits on the exterior of buildings, etc;
3. Where there exist additional exits inside buildings, etc. using hallways or stairs.
(5) Where the owners of the buildings, etc. referred to in subparagraphs of paragraph (4) that are not multi-unit dwellings lease part of the buildings, etc., such owners shall request the assignment of detailed addresses to the heads of Sis, etc. within 14 days after receiving requests from lessees; however, if detailed addresses have been assigned, they shall install the detailed address guidance maps within 14 days. In such cases, expenses incurred in the manufacture and installation of the guidance maps for detailed addresses shall be borne by the owners of the buildings, etc. <Amended by Act No. 13424, Jul. 24, 2015>
(6) When the owners of the buildings, etc. fail to request the assignment of detailed addresses by the time determined under paragraph (5), the relevant lessees may obtain the detailed addresses from the heads of Sis, etc., install the detailed address guidance maps, and claim such expenses to the owners. <Amended by Act No. 13424, Jul. 24, 2015>
(7) Notwithstanding paragraphs (5) and (6), lessees may request the assignment of detailed addresses upon consent of the owners of the buildings, etc. In such cases, the lessees who obtained the detailed addresses may claim to the owners for expenses incurred in the manufacture and installation of the detailed address guidance signs. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 13424, Jul. 24, 2015>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10987, Aug. 4, 2011]
 Article 17 (Enactment of Municipal Ordinances for Assistance in Road Name Address Projects)
Where it is necessary to assign and manage road name addresses and promote the use of road name addresses, local governments may enact municipal ordinances concerning the installation and maintenance of road name address facilities, joining a mutual aid association for accident insurance, and utilization, publicity, etc. thereof. <Amended by Act No. 9569, Apr. 1, 2009>
 Article 18 (Notification, etc. of Road Name Addresses)
(1) Where the heads of Sis, etc. assign, modify or disuse road names (including road sections and basic numbers; hereafter the same shall apply in this paragraph), they shall publicly notify the road names, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(2) Where the heads of Sis, etc. assign, modify or disuse road name addresses, they shall notify the owners and occupiers of the buildings, etc. of the road name addresses and publicly notify the same, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(3) When the heads of Sis, etc. establish (assign), modify or disuse basic districts or district numbers, they shall publicly notify such, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(4) Where the heads of Sis, etc. have publicly notified the road name addresses, etc. pursuant to paragraphs (1) through (3), they shall report such fact to the competent Mayors/Do Governors, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10987, Aug. 4, 2011]
 Article 18-2 (Blanket Modifications of Addresses)
(1) In cases where the detailed addresses are assigned, modified or disused under Article 8-4 (1) and (3), or the road name addresses are assigned, modified or disused under Article 18 (2), the heads of Sis, etc. may request blanket modification of addresses entered in various documents as prescribed by Presidential Decree upon request from owners and occupiers of buildings, etc. <Amended by Act No. 13424, Jul. 24, 2015; Act No. 14616, Mar. 21, 2017>
(2) The heads of the agencies requested by the heads of Sis, etc. to modify addresses under paragraph (1) shall deem such requests made by the relevant owners and occupiers. In such cases, the heads of public institutions in receipt of requests (excluding the change of location of addresses) to modify the detailed addresses or to modify the road name addresses from the heads of Sis, etc. shall process such requests gratuitously although fees are determined by other Acts. <Amended by Act No. 13424, Jul. 24, 2015>
(3) The heads of agencies that have processed the modification of addresses under paragraph (2) shall notify the heads of Sis, etc. of the results thereof. In such cases, the heads of the relevant Sis, etc. shall notify the requestors of the results thereof or allow them to peruse such results.
(4) Matters concerning the procedures, methods, etc. under paragraphs (1) through (3) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 10987, Aug. 4, 2011]
 Article 18-3 (Entrustment of Registration)
(1) In cases where the road names or the building numbers are assigned or
modified under Article 8 (1) 3 and 4, or the detailed addresses are assigned, modified or disused under Article 8-4 (1) and (3), the heads of Sis, etc. may entrust registration of a registered titleholder’s modified address to the competent registry office. In such cases, the entrustment of registration by a local government shall be deemed registration for its own benefit. <Amended by Act No. 14616, Mar. 21, 2017>
(2) Matters necessary for the commission of registration under paragraph (1)
shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. <Amended by Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 13424, Jul. 24, 2015]
 Article 19 (Validity of Road Name Addresses, etc.)
(1) Notwithstanding other Acts, road name addresses assigned in accordance with Article 18 shall be deemed addresses in public law relations: Provided, That until the change to road name addresses under subparagraph 1 of Article 21 is completed for all addresses entered in public registers in public law relations, the lot numbers assigned under Article 66 of the Act on the Establishment, Management, etc. of Spatial Data (hereinafter referred to as "lot numbering address") may be used as addresses. <Amended by Act No. 12738, Jun. 3, 2014>
(2) Even when road name addresses become effective as addresses in public law relations as prescribed in paragraph (1), the lot numbering addresses may be used as addresses in public law relations until December 31, 2013: Provided, That where the change to road name addresses is completed for addresses in public registers pursuant to Article 20 (1), the lot numbering addresses shall not be reused in the relevant public registers.
(3) District numbers publicly notified pursuant to Article 18 (3) shall constitute basic units of various districts publicized for the general public under other Acts, such as statistical districts, postal districts, and jurisdictions, unless particular reasons exist to the contrary.
(4) Spot numbers assigned in accordance with Article 8-5 shall be utilized as the indication of locations in emergency rescue activities.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10987, Aug. 4, 2011]
 Article 20 (Change, etc. of Addresses in Public Law Relations)
(1) The heads of public institutions shall change addresses entered in all public registers in public law relations and location-related computer systems kept and managed by themselves to road name addresses publicly notified pursuant to Article 18 by no later than December 31, 2011.
(2) The State and local governments shall seek necessary measures to enable residents to use road name addresses, and the residents shall endeavor to use such road name addresses.
(3) When addresses entered in all public registers in public law relations are to be changed to road name addresses under Article 18, as prescribed in paragraph (1), such addresses shall be changed en bloc by means of computerization where computerization has been completed, and where computerization has not been completed, the change of addresses shall be completed as soon as possible after establishing a change plan. In such cases, the heads of relevant public agencies shall appropriate the funds necessary for changing addresses in the budget.
(4) The heads of public institutions shall change the indication of various publicized districts into the district numbers publicly notified under Article 18 (3) by deadline prescribed in Article 19 (2).
(5) The heads of public institutions may change addresses that are not changed en bloc as prescribed in paragraph (3) into the road name addressees publicly notified under Article 18 (2) following confirmation by the heads of the relevant Sis, etc.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10987, Aug. 4, 2011]
 Article 20-2 (Subrogation of Application)
(1) Any of the following persons may file a request, which the owners or occupiers should and may make pursuant to this Act on behalf of such owners or occupiers: <Amended by Act No. 13424, Jul. 24, 2015>
1. Where roads are constructed or buildings, etc. are newly constructed for public projects, etc.: The relevant project operators;
2. In cases of buildings under divided ownerships prescribed in the Act on Ownership and Management of Condominium Buildings: Managers appointed by persons holding a divided ownership (representatives appointed by persons holding a divided owner ship, where no managers exist);
3. Obligees prescribed in Article 404 of the Civil Act.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 10987, Aug. 4, 2011]
 Article 21 (Duty to Use Road Name Addresses)
The State and local governments, or public corporations, etc. shall indicate or use road name addresses in any of the following cases: Provided, That this shall not apply where no road name address exists: <Amended by Act No. 8435, May 17, 2007; Act No. 9569, Apr. 1, 2009>
1. Indication of base places of registration or addresses in various official registers, such as family relations registers, resident registration and building ledgers;
2. Indication of addresses in administrative dispositions, including various authorization, permission, etc.;
3. Indication of locations of the addresses of public institutions;
4. Indication of addresses for sending official documents;
5. Manufacture of location guidance boards, indication of locations and guidance on locations;
6. Guidance on locations provided in websites;
7. Other matters concerning addresses and indication of locations.
 Article 22 (Assistance to Users of Road Name Addresses)
(1) In order to promote the use of road name addresses, the State, and local governments, or public corporations, etc. may assist in the following matters:
1. Abatement of or exemption from fees, including postal charges, for persons who send a large volume of mail using road name addresses;
2. Development and distribution of computer programs for address search that enable persons sending a large volume of mail to convert existing lot number addresses into road name addresses;
3. Assistance in the manufacture and distribution of guidance maps for each use and specification, or in the provision of computer programs so that delivery businesses, such as courier companies, restaurants, etc. and public institutions may keep and utilize such guidance maps;
4. Assistance in indicating locations using road names and building numbers in the location guidance boards of public facilities, such as bus stops, subway stations, squares, underground passages and markets;
5. Assistance in indicating road name guidance maps in various location guidance maps, such as tourist hotel maps, transportation maps, rental car maps, tourist guidance maps, department store maps and real estate agent maps;
6. Other assistance for promoting the use of road name addresses.
(2) Where persons, other than the heads of public institutions, change lot numbering addresses kept by themselves to road name addresses, and addresses before and after such change are classified into a single road name address, such change shall be deemed made following obtaining consent from owners and occupiers, etc.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10987, Aug. 4, 2011]
 Article 22-2 (Road Name Address Committees)
(1) In order to deliberate on the assignment and change of road names and other important matters concerning road name addresses, a Central Road Name Address Committee under the Ministry of the Interior and Safety, City/Do road name address committees under Cities/Dos, and Si/Gun/Gu road name address committees under Sis/Guns/Autonomous Gus shall be established. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(2) The central road name address committee shall deliberate on the following: <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
1. Matters concerning a comprehensive plan to promote road name address projects and funding;
2. Matters concerning conversion to road name addresses;
3. Matters concerning the promotion, etc. of the use of road name addresses by the private and public sectors;
4. Matters concerning the operation, management, etc. of the integrated road name address centers under Article 11;
5. Matters concerning the assignment and change of road names (including road sections and basic numbers; hereafter the same shall apply in this Article) extending over two or more Sis/Dos;
6. Matters concerning the selection of advertising agents, which have used road name address guidance signs and road name address guidance maps;
7. Other matters concerning road name addresses brought by the Minister of the Interior and Safety for deliberation.
(3) City/Do road name address committees shall deliberate on the following:
1. Matters concerning City/Do implementation plans and project plans under Article 5 (2);
2. Matters concerning the assignment and change of names of roads extending over two or more Sis/Guns/Gus;
3. Matters concerning the operation and management of City/Do integrated road name address centers under Article 11;
4. Matters concerning the selection of advertising agents, which have used road name address guidance signs and road name address guidance maps;
5. Other matters concerning road name addresses brought by the Mayors/Do Governors for deliberation.
(4) Si/Gun/Gu road name address committees shall deliberate on the following:
1. Matters concerning the assignment and change of road names;
2. Matters concerning the maintenance, management and entrustment of road name address facilities;
3. Matters concerning the selection of advertising agents, which have used road name address guidance signs and road name address guidance maps;
4. Other matters concerning road name addresses brought by the heads of Sis, etc. for deliberation.
(5) Matters concerning the organization, operation, etc. of road name address committees referred to in paragraphs (1) through (4) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree in cases of the Central Road Name Address Committee, and by ordinances of the relevant local government in cases of City/Do road name address committees and Si/Gun/Gu road name address committees.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10987, Aug. 4, 2011]
 Article 23 (Guidance, Supervision, etc.)
(1) The Minister of the Interior and Safety may provide guidance and supervision to the heads of local governments over matters related to the promotion of road name addresses, basic districts and district numbers, and spot numbers. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(2) The Minister of the Interior and Safety may formulate detailed guidelines concerning the promotion of road name addresses, basic districts and district numbers, and spot numbers. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10987, Aug. 4, 2011]
 Article 24 (Penalty Provisions)
(1) A person who intentionally damages or removes road name address facilities or signs indicating spot numbers shall be punished by imprisonment with labor for not more than six months or by a fine not exceeding five million won. <Amended by Act No. 13424, Jul. 24, 2015>
(2) An owner or an occupier of a building, etc. who violates Article 16 (1) shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one million won. <Amended by Act No. 13424, Jul. 24, 2015>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10987, Aug. 4, 2011]
 Article 25 (Administrative Fines)
(1) A person who fails to request the re-issuance of building number signs pursuant to Article 16 (2), or who fails to attach the reissued building number signs shall be subject to an administrative fine not exceeding 500 thousand won.
(2) Administrative fines under paragraph (1) shall be imposed and collected by the heads of Sis, etc.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10987, Aug. 4, 2011]
ADDENDA
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures)
(1) Installation, management, etc. of road name facilities in connection with road name projects carried out before this Act enters into force shall be deemed carried out under this Act.
(2) Family registers filed in the order of lot numbers as prescribed in Article 9 of the Family Register Act prior to this Act's entry into force shall be deemed filed in the order of lot numbers until the filing of such family registers in the order of road name addresses is completed.
Article 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 8422, May 11, 2007>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 6 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 8435, May 17, 2007>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on January 1, 2008. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 9 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 9569, Apr. 1, 2009>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Articles 8, 10 and 22-2 shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 (Special Cases concerning Road Name Address Projects Promoted Prior to Enforcement of This Act)
(1) In order to reconcile discrepancies, etc. in the road name address assignment systems between areas where road name address projects were performed prior to April 4, 2007 and areas where road name address projects have been performed since April 5, 2007, the heads of Sis, etc. shall complete, by June 30, 2011, road name readjustment projects (hereinafter referred to as "readjustment projects"), as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(2) When the heads of Sis, etc. having performed road name address projects prior to April 4, 2007 intend to change addresses in official registers to road name addresses in accordance with the amended provisions of Article 20 (1), they shall examine in advance whether readjustment projects for each road section are necessary and submit the results of such examination to the relevant road name address committees for deliberation.
(3) Notwithstanding paragraph (2), the Minister of Public Administration and Security or the Mayors/Do Governors shall examine whether readjustment projects are necessary for each road section under their jurisdiction in relation to the roads extending over two or more Cities/Dos or two or more Sis/Guns/Autonomous Gus within areas where road name address projects were performed prior to this Act's entry into force by no later than June 30, 2009; submit the results of such examination and applicable measures to the relevant road name address committees for deliberation; and advise the heads of the competent Sis, etc. to take measures according to such results. In such cases, the details of advice shall be deemed matters determined under the amended provisions of Article 8 (4).
ADDENDA <Act No. 9774, Jun. 9, 2009>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 19 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 10987, Aug. 4, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Article 18-2 shall enter into force on January 1, 2012, the amended provisions of Articles 8-5 (1), 16 (4) through (6), and 19 (4) shall enter into force on January 1, 2013, the amended provisions of Article 19 (3) shall enter into force on January 1, 2014.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures on Application of Basic Districts)
The heads of Sis, etc. shall publicly notify the basic districts established under the amended provisions of Article 8-3 by no later than December 31, 2012.
ADDENDA <Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
(1) This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) Omitted.
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 12738, Jun. 3, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force one year after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 13424, Jul. 24, 2015>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. Provided, That the amended provisions of Article 24 shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation, and the amended provisions of Article 8 and 18-3 shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 13426, Jul. 24, 2015>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 39 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 14616, Mar. 21, 2017>
This Act shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
(1) This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amendments to the Acts to be amended pursuant to Article 5 of the Addenda, which were promulgated before this Act enters into force but the enforcement dates of which have yet to arrive, shall enter into force on the enforcement date of the relevant Act.
Articles 2 through 6 Omitted.