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Street naming and property numbering

We have a number of responsibilities for street naming and property numbering, including:

  • assigning official street names to new and existing streets
  • assigning official property numbers to all new and existing properties
  • ensuring that Royal Mail is informed of new or amended property addresses to enable them to assign post codes
  • ensuring that the emergency services are informed of all new and amended property addresses

There is a charge for the non-statutory provision of our street naming and property numbering service - see the table further down this page for the list of charges.

All names and numbers are issued in accordance with our Street naming and property numbering policy. [PDF, 406KB]

Apply for a street name or property number

Download and complete the street naming and property numbering application form [PDF, 89KB], and return it to:

Street Naming and Numbering
Cambridge City Council
PO Box 700
Cambridge CB1 OJH

New developments

If you're undertaking a new development that will require the allocation of new addresses or new street names, please contact us as soon as possible. The process can be lengthy.

Subdividing or adding to your property

Whether you're subdividing your property or building a new dwelling within the grounds of an existing property, you'll need to contact us after planning permission and building regulation consent have been obtained.

Naming your property

You may name your property, although we recommend that you continue to use the official street number as well as the name in all correspondence.

In order to prevent the duplication of names in the same locality we're happy to help with any name change that you propose to adopt.

Damaged or missing street nameplates

Report a missing or damaged street name plate to us:

Telephone 01223 457000


Charges for non-statutory provision of our street naming and numbering service
Activity Fee
Property name additions, amendment, removal £30
Numbering 1 new property £50
Numbering 2-5 new properties £75
Numbering 6-10 new properties £100
Numbering 10-25 new properties £175
Numbering 26-50 new properties £250
Numbering 51-100 new properties £400
Numbering 101 or more new properties £500 plus £10 per plot
Division of property Same as numbering of new properties (based on number of properties created, including the original)
Confirmation of address to solicitor, conveyance, occupier or owner £25
Renumbering of scheme following development replan (after notification of numbering scheme issued) £100 plus £10 per plot
Street renaming following request Price on application
Issue of address following demolition and reconstruction £50 if address differs from that initially allocated

These charges are not subject to VAT.

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