Street naming and numbering | Street naming and numbering | Sevenoaks District Council

Street naming and numbering

We have a legal duty to issue official addresses in our District, including registering new developments and approving property name changes.

Information for developers

We urge that you apply for street names and house numbering for a new development as soon as your planning application is approved as we have to consult with many local organisations which can take some time.

Please complete the Street Naming and Numbering application form and submit with the appropriate fee, a site layout plan and a 1:1250 scale location plan.

We welcome your suggestions for street names, but please note that local historic names suggested by Parish or Town Councils may take preference.

Re-naming your house

If you wish to name or rename your property, please complete our Street Naming and Numbering application form and return it to the above address with the appropriate fee.

If the suggested name is unsuitable because of other similar addresses, we will contact you and request that you choose an alternative.

We consult the Royal Mail to ensure the new name is acceptable and this is then confirmed to you in writing. Please ensure you keep the confirmation in a safe place as it is your only official documentation.

Street naming and numbering application form


Postcode allocation

Once an address is registered, we inform the Royal Mail as they have responsibility for issuing new postcodes. However they will not issue a postcode for a new street or development without our specific request, as Local Authorities are the definitive source of official addresses.

If you have a postcode enquiry, please contact the Royal Mail on 0845 6011110. Alternatively you can email

View street naming and numbering policy

If you are a developer or home owner and would like more information about how to apply for a street name or change of property name, please contact our GIS Team.

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