Street naming and numbering
We look after the naming and numbering of streets and buildings across the district.
It is vital we keep up-to-date information on all the addresses across the district, as we pass this information to the police, fire and ambulance services, as well as Royal Mail and other delivery companies. Any errors could lead to a delay in important services reaching your door. Our database is also used by all statutory undertakers, credit agencies, satellite navigation systems and many private companies.
- You are legally obliged to display your house number and/or name (if your house is new this applies from the date your address is registered).
- If you are developing homes, change your house name, or convert a single dwelling into multiple addresses, you must tell us.
Find out more about our service using the links below:
Make an application for a new or amended address(es)
Who should submit an application?
If you are an individual or a developer building a new development (residential or otherwise) or converting a property which will result in the creation of new properties or premises, then you will need to make an application.
When should I apply?
Once you have received planning permission you should apply for a postal address in the early stages of any new build or conversion.
You should definitely apply before any new build or conversion is substantially complete. Utility companies are unable to install services without an official postal address and postcode.
How do I apply?
Recent street naming applications/decisions
Current street naming consultations
Contact the team
Please consult our street name and numbering FAQs.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01543 308763.