Street names and numbers

We are responsible for

  • installing and maintaining street nameplates within the area
  • naming of new streets and numbering of properties within the Council boundary
  • renaming and renumbering of existing properties when required.

The Royal Mail is responsible for the allocating postcodes. Use the Royal Mail postcode finder or phone

08456 011 110 

with question about postcodes.

The statutory addressing charter contains the processes, procedures and standards for street naming and numbering.

Download the statutory addressing charter (PDF, 191 KB)
Download the quick guide to street naming and numbering (PDF, 361 KB)

Apply for a new street name or number

Submit applications for new addresses as soon as possible once a building warrant has been granted.

Download the statutory address application form (DOCX, 58 KB)

Apply for a confirmation of address

To confirm the statutory address of an existing property.

Download the confirmation of address application form (PDF, 103 KB)

If you require a Statutory Notice a fee is chargeable. If confirmation in a letter is sufficient there is no fee.

Street nameplates

Use this form to apply for street nameplates for a new development. You can submit this before completion of works.

Download the street signs application form (DOCX, 106 KB)

To report problems with a street nameplate in an existing street please complete this form.

Download missing or damaged signs form (DOCX, 40.5 KB)


Street naming and numbering is a chargeable service. The proceeds are used to cover administration costs.

Download the statutory addressing fees (PDF, 108 KB)

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