Street naming and numbering
You can change the name of your property (for example, change Blue House, High Street to Pink House, High Street). The new name must not duplicate a property name in the vicinity or postcode sector (for example, TN17 3). To check the Royal Mail PAF database for potential duplicates, please visit the Royal Mail website.
There is a £60 charge for this service.
You can use this service to register a single new address.
To register a new address you must have approved planning permission and you must be the legal owner of the site.
If the new address is in a numbered street, it must be incorporated into the existing numbering sequence, this can include numbers followed by suffixes for example A, B etc... The Council will advise on numbers and suffixes during the application process. Names can be added to numbered properties.
If the new address is in a street of named properties only, the requested names must not duplicate existing property names in the vicinity or postcode sector (TN17 3) To check the Royal Mail database for duplicates, please visit the Royal Mail website.
There is a £55 charge for this service.
What happens once the application has been received?
- Applications are processed as per the street naming and numbering policy.
- For applications including new streets, the council consults with ward councillors and the parish council.
- Once the council finalises the address proposals, Royal Mail is consulted for comment and postcode confirmation (5 to 15 working days).
- On approval, the official Street Naming and Numbering notice is issued and sent to the applicant/developer and statutory bodies.
- Timescale is application type dependent. Address changes and single address creations often take less than a month to process. More complex applications may involve extensive research or consultation between the council, applicants and consultees, which may therefore extend timescales.
Damaged or missing street signs
For any enquires regarding road signs please contact Kent County Council Highways.