You will need to do this if you are building a new house or business unit, converting a building to residential or business use, or subdividing a property.

If your application is for a larger development where there are new streets that need to be named, please use the form to Apply to Name and Number a New Street.

How Do I Apply?

Apply to Name and Number New Properties

A fee of £36 per property is required and you must submit a plan clearly showing the location of the property.

Will registering the address register it for council tax?

No. Council tax is a separate process involving another government department, the Valuation Office Agency. Once you have received confirmation that your property address has been created, you will need to apply online to register for council tax.

Is there anything else I need to know?


  • Registering addresses is an official function of the council. Please note Royal Mail doesn't have any jurisdiction over addresses and is only responsible for the allocation of postcodes. When you apply to register an address, the council will deal with Royal Mail on your behalf.

  • You should apply to us as soon as possible once building work as started. The property developer should not give any postal addresses to potential occupiers either directly or indirectly (eg via solicitors or estate agents) before the council has formally issued the addresses. The Council will not be liable for any costs or damages caused by failure to comply with this.

  • We will make sure details of the new properties are sent to a range of organisations including Royal Mail and the emergency services, as well as internal council departments.

Important information about Royal Mail.

Royal Mail have very strict criteria about the type of properties they will add onto their postal address database. Properties must be either residential or business properties.

Business properties must have a building on site which is occuied during normal business house and which has a secure mail delivery point. The building must display clear signage showing the business name.

They will not allow addresses onto their system for agricultural barns, stables or other properties that will not require postal deliveries.