Street name and numbering

We assign street names and house numbers and provide the emergency services, Land Registry, and relevant council services with a copy of the naming/numbering schedule. Royal Mail is notified of all addresses. They allocate and administer postcodes. You can check to see if you address is registered with Royal Mail.

We name streets on new developments and assign numbers to individual properties.

If the owner of an existing property has a house name, rather than a house number, and wants to make a change, we also administer that process.

New Developments

In order to make an application or enquiry regarding street naming and house numbering, please use the online form Street Naming and Numbering.

Changing your house name

For existing householders wishing to change their house name please use the online form Street Naming and Numbering.

We aim to conclude house name changes within 15 working days.

Charges

Fees for this service were introduced on the 1 February 2018:

  • Issuing addresses for newly built/occupied properties - £25.00 per property
  • Re-naming existing properties when requested to do so by their owners - £25.00 per property
  • Responding to general enquiries about the names and addresses of existing properties - £30.00 per enquiry

VAT is not applicable to any of the above charges.

Street Nameplates

To report a damaged or missing street nameplate please email building.control@cherwellandsouthnorthants.gov.uk and provide, location of nameplate and photo if possible. Highway signs are dealt with by Northamptonshire County Council.