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Street naming and numbering

Street naming and numbering is a statutory duty of the Council and as the commissioner of addresses it is the duty of the Council to ensure that the process is completed correctly and consistently.

We adopted the Street Naming and Numbering Policy in October 2012. The policy gives transparency to the processes to make sure there is equal and fair treatment of all applicants of the service.

The service has administration fees to cover the costs associated with the service. Details of the charges and all associated information regarding the service can be found in the Street Naming and Numbering Policy - 2023-24 (PDF).

For more information, view our frequently asked questions:

To apply to change a house name on a property, or Name/Number a new development, you should complete one of the online forms.

Postcode and postal delivery issues

Royal Mail is responsible for postcode allocations and postal deliveries, so any queries should be sent to:

Address Management Unit Royal Mail
Admiral House
2 Admiral Way
Doxford International Business Park

Tel: 08457 740 740

You can search for postcodes by visiting Royal Mail.

To report damage to a street nameplate, complete our online form