Street naming and numbering

How to name or rename new streets and properties.


Street naming and numbering (SNN) is a statutory function of local authorities. We have a legal responsibility to name and number streets and to approve and register official property addresses. 

Street naming and property numbering guidance

Before submitting an application for a new development or address amendment, please read the street naming and property numbering guidance. This includes information about: 

  • naming new streets and numbering properties on those streets
  • naming and numbering new properties or sub-divisions of existing properties
  • naming, renaming or renumbering existing properties
  • renaming or renumbering existing streets
  • amending addresses due to internal or external development work resulting in a change of access
  • legal information 
  • information about third party databases



Further information

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