Street and Building Naming and Numbering
This is now a chargeable service in accordance with Section 93 of the Local Government Act 2003. Please see below for charges.
The Street Naming process will only commence upon receipt of payment. Any applications received prior to this date will be honoured under the previous arrangement.
As the local authority we are responsible for the naming and numbering of buildings and streets within the borough.
- We make sure that new addresses and address changes are allocated logically and avoid duplication.
- Providing this services ensures that emergency services can speedily identify properties to which they are summoned.
Street Naming & Numbering
Type of Application
Application up to 10 units
Each additional unit
Naming/re-naming existing Building
Application for up to 10 units (where address exists but not officially registered)
Each additional unit over 10 (where address exists but not officially registered)
Example of a SNN Application Fee from (1st April 2019 onwards):
- If the property is being divided into 12 flats and is being accessed of a newly created street then the cost for this will be as follows:
- New Application Fee = £120.00
- Additional Unit Fee for 2 flats (additional units over 10): 2 x £6.00 = £12.00
- New Street = £150.00
- Total Cost = £282.00
If you are seeking an address for a new property or would like to change the name and/or number of an existing property, you should complete the application form, enclose a site plan and return to us via email.
The Council is happy for developers and residents to propose their own preferred names for consideration. However it is recommended that applicants submit more than one suggestion in case one fails to meet the criteria outlined in the guidelines for street and building naming and numbering.
Try to choose an address which will be:
- and has a connection with the area
It is important that you read through the guidelines carefully before making your selection.
We will consult the emergency services and a few internal Council Departments. If your proposals comply with the British Standard BS7666 Data Entry Conventions, the Council’s policy on street naming and numbering and do not meet with any objections, the new address will be formally allocated. We will notify you and all relevant bodies, including the Royal Mail, who are responsible for allocating post codes.
We will advise you of the correct fee on receiving the application. Once payment has been made (via BACs) we will start to process your application and keep you informed of the progress. We aim to complete applications within six weeks. Please note that larger applications may take longer to complete.
Local Land Charges
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225 High Road
- Tel: 020 8489 3797
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org