Street Naming and Numbering

What is Street Naming and Numbering?

We are responsible for the Street Naming and Numbering (SNN) of new or existing streets, buildings and dwellings within Redbridge.

If there has been a development, redevelopment, conversion or subdivision and this has changed the number of units for residential, retail, industrial or leisure purposes, these will need to be given their own official postal address.

New names for streets and buildings go through a consultation process that can take several weeks. Please contact us as early as possible, preferably before building work starts and before a development name has been marketed or publicised. If you want to change the name/number of an existing property you must, by law, make an application to us.

How to apply

For us to process your application we need you to: 

  1. complete the Street Naming and Numbering application form (PDF 798KB)
  2. provide any supporting information that will assist us to identify the units e.g. floor plans and site location plan
  3. pay correct fee

We will then consult with the Emergency Services, Royal Mail and internal departments. This process can take 2 to 3 weeks to complete.

Once completed we will:

  • allocate official addressing to the development
  • notify you of the official addresses
  • inform Royal Mail, Emergency Services and relevant internal/external bodies

How to tell us when works are complete

When the development or building works are complete and the building is ready for occupation you can email us at to let us know. 

We will then notify Royal Mail who will make the address "live" in their PAF® database; only a Local Authority can instruct Royal Mail to do this so please ensure you let us know.

As of 9 May 2022 our fees and charges will be as follows:

Function Fee
New street/road/footpath name £560 each

First/One new dwelling house

Additional dwelling houses 2-49

Additional dwelling houses 50+


£100 each

£70 each

Building/Block name (e.g. Redbridge House)

£320 each

House name (addition of a house name to a residential dwelling)


New addressable units within a building (i.e. flats or offices) or

regularise/re-number an existing property

£100 each

In the unlikely event of the necessity of renaming and/or re-numbering

an existing road/property we reserve the right to charge for the costs/time

incurred carrying out statutory consultation and issuing new addresses/streets

Cost will be calculated

on a case by case basis

Example 1

If an existing already addressed property (1 Redbridge Street) is converted into 3 flats this would be 3 new addressable units (3 x £100 = £300):

  • Flat 1, 1 Redbridge Street
  • Flat 2, 1 Redbridge Street
  • Flat 3, 1 Redbridge Street

Example 2

If a new building is built that contains 3 separate units this would be 3 new units (3 x £100 = £300) and introducing a new building/block name (1 x £320) which would total £620.

One new building name and 3 new addressable units within the building:

  • Flat 1, Redbridge House
  • Flat 2, Redbridge House
  • Flat 3, Redbridge House

Example 3

A new dwelling is built for single occupation - this would be £155 for one new dwelling house:

  • 1A Redbridge Street

Example 4

Redevelopment of a site that includes a new road (1 x £560), 5 new dwelling houses (1 x £155 and 4 x £100 (totalling £555)), a new building/block with a name (1 x £320 with 4 new units within the building 4 x £100 (totalling £720)):

  • New Redbridge Street
  • 1 - 5, New Redbridge Street
  • Flat 1 - 4, Redbridge House

The total cost for this redevelopment would be £1,835

Contact details


Phone: 020 8708 2913

Address: Street Naming and Numbering

Lynton House - 5th Floor Front,

255-259 High Road




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