Street naming and numbering

Street naming and numbering is a statutory service undertaken by the Council to issue and officially register postal addresses in the borough under the Public Health Act 1925.

The address of a property is an increasingly important issue. It is vital that the emergency services can locate a property quickly and efficiently. We have the responsibility to maintain a Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG), which is a database of property addresses within Telford and Wrekin.

Development Management is responsible for the allocation of new property numbers and new street names as well as making changes to existing addresses.

Complete the online form to request a new official address or to amend an existing address


Is there a charge for this service?

Yes. With effect from Monday 8 May 2017 the Council will recover the costs for the provision of the street naming and numbering service.

See the tables below for details of applicable charges (VAT exempt):

New builds

This table shows the charges for our street naming and numbering service for new builds.
Number of units Cost
New domestic or commercial address (1 unit) £65
New domestic or commercial addresses (2 – 5 units) £150
New domestic or commercial addresses (6 – 10 units) £400
New domestic or commercial addresses (11 – 25 units) £600
New domestic or commercial addresses (26 – 50 units) £700
New domestic or commercial addresses (51 – 100 units) £800
New domestic or commercial addresses (100+ units) £900
Change of development layout after notification £100 + £35 per plot
Name and address a new building £100 + £20 per unit

Existing properties

This table shows the charges for our street naming and numbering service for existing properties.
Number of units Cost
Amendment of an existing address e.g. addition or amendment of property name £65

New street name(s)

This table shows the charges for our street naming and numbering service for new street name(s).
Number of units Cost
Naming (or re-naming) of a new street(s) £200 per site

We will ensure the provision of a professional and efficient service which meets the requirements of the customer, ensuring that careful consideration is given to each application and timely decisions are given within our terms and conditions. View information about our procedures for handling street naming.

Visit the Royal Mail website for queries about your post code

Last updated: 08/03/2021 12:16

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