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Street naming and numbering

1. Overview

Street naming and numbering is a statutory function. This means the local authority is responsible for maintaining a good standard of street nameplates, naming and numbering schemes and improving standards where necessary.

The address of a property is important for the efficient functioning of the postal and emergency services as well as for the convenience and safety of the general public.

Contact building control for street naming enquiries on 0161 474 2878 (officer available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) or email

You can use the form below to complete a street name an numbering application form.

Application form to apply for a new address / addresses

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The fee for Street Naming and Numbering:

  • up to 5 properties - £60.00 per property
  • each property above 5 - £35.00 per property
  • naming a new street - £180.00
  • renaming existing property - £209