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Apply for street names and numbering

The street naming and numbering service assigns names and postal addresses to new and existing streets, houses and buildings.​ Renaming and numbering is also part of this service.

Apply

Please send your completed application form and cheque or postal order to the Street naming and numbering address and include a scaled plan at 1:1250 with your application. Please mark out any entrances to new buildings on the plans provided. Cheque must be made payable to the London Borough of Havering. A receipt for the fee will then be issued.

Apply to name or number a building or street

Read our full street numbering and naming policy

Once you have applied

We work with London Fire Brigade and consults them on any proposed new addresses, building, house and street names to ensure that any new postal addresses do not cause any confusion with any of the emergency services.

Royal Mail is then consulted to confirm post codes for all new addresses and to make sure that the new address will not cause any problems with the postal delivery service.

We will also notify the fMetropolitan Police and Land Registry.

Please note we are not responsible for issuing postcodes, this matter is dealt with by Royal Mail. Royal Mail will not assign a postcode to a new building without a statutory order. For postcode queries please contact Royal Mail on 0845 604 5060.

It is the responsibility of the owner/ developer to notify their own private companies, i.e. banks, building societies, solicitor, etc.

When the process is complete you will receive written confirmation of the new address or addresses and a certificate of numbering.

For large developments a plot to postal schedule will supplied to the developer and a plan with marked with new road names and street numbers against plot numbers.

Purchasers of new properties should be very careful when issuing their 'new address' details that they are using the postal number and not the plot number, as the two are rarely the same.

Changing or adding a property name

You cannot change the name of a property unless you own it or have the permission of the owner. A copy of the property title will be required as proof of ownership and written confirmation from the owner.

If your property has a house number, it will not be possible to replace the number with the name. However a name can be used in conjunction with the original number. The original number should always be displayed at the property and quoted as part of your address on all correspondence.

When submitting a building or house name request please provide three names in order of preference in case of duplication of names in the surrounding area.

Naming and numbering of new properties/new developments

Developers are asked to supply new road or building names to the council for their new developments for consideration. There should not be duplications of any other street names in the borough.

For large developments, developers must supply a plan indicating plot numbers and entrances to buildings. In multi storey buildings numbering will start from the ground floor ascending consecutively. Developers must submit plans indicating a floor to unit plan e.g. number of units on ground floor and number of units on first floor.

A plot to postal schedule will be issued to the developers together with a completed marked plan showing agreed road names, building names and postal address numbers.

Fees and charges for naming and numbering

New residential addresses (building names included) in an existing road

  • 1 dwelling - £60
  • 2-5 dwellings - £80
  • 6-25 dwellings - £95
  • 26-45 dwellings - £195
  • 46-100 dwellings - £415
  • Greater than 100 dwellings - £700. There is an additional fee of £95 for each additional 10 dwellings (or part thereof)

New residential address (building names included) plus single road name

  • 1-5 dwellings - £135
  • 6-25 dwellings - £155
  • 26-45 dwellings - £250
  • 46-100 dwellings - £470
  • Greater than 100 dwellings - £755. There is an additional fee of £155 for each additional 10 dwellings (or part thereof)
  • For each additional road name - £65

New commercial/industrial addresses (building name included) in an existing road

  • 1 unit - £60
  • 2-5 units £80
  • 6-10 units £95
  • Greater than 11 units £135

New commercial/industrial addresses (building name included) plus single road name

  • 1 unit - £80
  • 2-5 units £95
  • 6-10 units £115
  • Greater than 11 units £155
  • For each additional road name - £65

Other charges

  • New street name without any dwellings or units - £65
  • Naming of parcel of land - £65
  • Re-naming of existing road of building (residential, commercial or industrial) - £65. There is an additional fee of £20 for each additional dewelling or building affected.
  • Research time: Flat fee for research into possible street names (Non refundable in the event that the suggested name(s) are not selected) - £40

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