Street Naming and Numbering is a statutory service we undertake to issue and officially register postal addresses in the borough. We have adopted the provisions of Sections 17 and 18 of the Public Health Act 1925 which relates to the issue of street naming and alteration of street names and the County of Kent Act 1981 which relates to the numbering of properties to fulfil this service.
Street Name Plates
Developers are responsible for street name plates on any new development. The council is responsible for the maintenance and replacement of any street name plates on adopted roads. To apply for our specification of street names plates or to report missing or damaged road signs please call 01622 602750.
You can find out more about Street Naming and Numbering by taking a look at the following documents:
You can use the Street Naming and Numbering application form to register the following:
Property name change
Addition of a property name
Amendment to postal address
Official registration of an existing unregistered property
Official registration of an individual new build
Official registration of a new development of two or more units
Conversion of property into flats
We are only able to accept applications from the legal owner. If you are a tenant please ask the owner to complete the form. If you are in the process of purchasing a property please wait until completion of the sale before applying to change a property name.
Card payments can be made on the payments line by calling 01622 602888. Before ringing you should contact the Street Naming and Numbering Officer on 01622 602518 to check the correct fee and get a unique application reference number to quote when making payment.
We do not except BACS/transfer payments direct to the council.
All applications must include a location plan which must be submitted online in the format of a TIF, TIFF, JPG, JPEG or PDF file. If you are unable to submit a location plan online please complete a paper copy of the application form.
All location plans must be of a scale no smaller than 1:1250 and no larger than a sheet of A3 paper with the boundary of the application site outlined. For developments and conversions a layout plan and floor plans are also required.
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