Apply for street name or number

If a property is already numbered, its owner can apply to add a name to it, but they must notify the Council of the change in writing.

The name will not form part of the official address of the property, and the number must continue to be used in correspondence or any reference to the property.

Where a property owner wishes to change the name of a property which does not have a number, they must apply to the Council in writing prior to the change, so that the proposed changes can be checked against existing records.

Approval of the change will be issued in writing.

If the change is likely to cause a problem, the owner will be asked to provide alternative names.

How to apply 

Apply to register street naming/numbering online

Alternatively, download and complete a Street Naming/Numbering Application Form (PDF)

The same application forms are used in all cases.

Sub-division of a property

All properties which are internally divided must be registered with the Council. When completing the application form please include the existing address and postcode of the property.

Renaming or re-numbering a whole street 

Where a serious problem arises with regard to delivery of services, or a significant number of new properties are added to a street, then we may consider renaming and/or renumbering. In order to do this, a full consultation would be carried out with all occupants and changes will only be made if there is the approval of a two-thirds majority.

Advising other authorities

In all cases, the council will pass on details of all naming and renaming to the emergency services, all other relevant internal department and external organisations.

Charges

Service Charges from 1 April 2018
Registering a new street £105
Registering a new residential property (new build, single property) £68
Registering several new residential properties (a housing development) £68 for the first property plus £16 for each additional property
Amending a previously-confirmed naming and numbering schedule £58 per property
Amending/re-naming a road​ ​ £1150
Historical information relating to street naming and numbering - e.g. enquiries from solicitors, ancestral research, etc £42 per circulation
Registering a new commercial property (single property)  £110
Registering several new commercial properties​   £110 for the first property plus £37 for each additional property
Amending/re-naming a property £32 per property
Last updated: 21 May 2018. Was this information helpful?

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