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Street naming and numbering policy

This policy outlines the procedures for changing a property name or seeking an address for a new property or development. The policy document contains the following sections:

  • Introduction
  • Charging for Street Naming and Numbering
  • Naming Streets
  • Procedure to name/rename an existing street/road or lane
  • Unofficial Street Names
  • Guidelines for naming and numbering properties
  • Criteria for assigning a new postal address
  • Procedure for new developments
  • Procedure for changing of address or adding a property name
  • Street Nameplates
  • Appendix A – Departments and agencies informed by the Local Authority
  • Appendix B – Statutory Legislation
  • Appendix C – Potential street name suffixes


Download our Street naming and numbering policy.

When this content has been updated

Last updated 30 November 2023