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Should Inc. not be included in structure names?

I found an approved point for the Comanche Volunteer Fire Department in Texas, which has Inc. in its name on Texas FireConnect.

asked 07 Feb '21, 18:14

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edited 07 Feb '21, 18:17

While TX FireConnect would technically be considered an authoritative source, as a statewide database it's possible that the information they list isn't as updated or as accurate as the information you'll find on a website or Facebook page authored by the feature in question.

In this case, neither the official City of Comanche website nor the Comanche Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page lists "Inc." in the name. Since these are local authoritative resources, the information they provide should be trusted over a statewide database. The name currently entered for the Comanche Volunteer Fire Department (sans "Inc.") is correct.

If one of the local authoritative sources had included "Inc." in the name, then it could be entered as "Comanche Volunteer Fire Department Incorporated." However, since "Inc." was not included in the name on the city website or on the station Facebook page, it does not need to be included.

If you come across an official name that includes "Inc.", then make sure to spell out the abbreviation and remove any special characters such as periods, commas, or colons. Dashes and slashes are permitted as long as there is a space on either side of the symbol.


answered 08 Feb '21, 14:06

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