When you need our help
We are responsible for naming and numbering streets and buildings in the borough, and providing good standard street nameplates. We carry this out under Part 2 of the London Buildings Act 1939.
Once we have agreed street names and numbers, the Post Office will allocate each address a postcode, and that will be the “official” address.
You need to apply to us if you want to:
- name new streets and footpaths
- name new buildings
- change the name of an existing street or building
- decide upon numbering and renumbering of buildings
Lives and property can be put at risk if you create or amend a residential or commercial address without telling us as the Emergency Services - along with Royal Mail - rely on us for this information.
Property owners have a legal duty to display their number prominently where they can be easily read from the public highway during the day and especially at night.