Street Naming and Numbering

Registering the Number of a Property

To register the number of a property, you should contact us with details of:

  • the current address of the property
  • the proposed new number/name
  • when the register is to take effect.

We will then consult with Royal Mail, who will check that the proposed number/name is not the same/too similar to other properties in the same area. If the number/name is not acceptable, you will be asked for another suggestion.

Once Royal Mail has confirmed that the registering of the number/name is acceptable, we will send an acknowledgement letter to the resident, and notify the various departments within the Council. A numbering Certificate will be sent to the owners of the premises.

Important Note

When a property has been officially numbered, a name can be added to the address; however, the number must be retained. Every property should have a number. 

Page last updated: 11/04/2017