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Cambridge City Council

Street names and property numbers

We are responsible for assigning official names and numbers to new and existing streets and properties.

We also make sure the emergency services and Royal Mail are aware of all new and amended addresses.

Report a missing or damaged street name plate to us at

If you’re undertaking a new development and will need new street names or addresses, let us know as soon as possible. The process can take a long time.

If you’re subdividing a property or building a new property in the grounds of an existing property, you’ll need new property numbers. Apply for them after you have planning permission and building regulation consent.

You can name your property, but we recommend using the official street number as well as the new name in all correspondence. We can advise you about adopting a property name, to prevent duplication in the area.


To apply for a new street name or property number, complete the application form. There is a charge for non-statutory provision of new names and numbers – see below.

We issue all names and numbers in accordance with our street naming and property numbering policy [PDF, 0.4MB] and privacy notice.


These charges are not subject to VAT.

  • Renaming a street: Price on application
  • Issuing a new address following demolition and reconstruction: £50
  • Sending confirmation of an address to a solicitor, conveyance, occupier or owner: £25
  • Renumbering properties following replanning of a development scheme: £100 plus £10 per plot
  • Adding, amending or removing a property name: £30

Numbering new properties, whether on new developments or following subdivision of a building or property, costs as follows:

  • 1 property: £50
  • 2 to 5 properties: £75
  • 6 to 10 properties: £100
  • 11 to 25 properties: £175
  • 26 to 50 properties: £250
  • 51 to 100 properties: £400
  • 101 or more properties: £500 plus £10 per plot