Street name and numbering

We assign street names and numbers and provide the emergency service, Land Registry, and relevant council services with a copy of the naming/numbering schedule.

Royal Mail is notified of all addresses. They allocate and administer postcodes. You can check to see if you address is registered with Royal Mail.

We name streets on new developments and assigns numbers to individual properties.

If the owner of an existing property has a house name rather than a house number and wishes to change that name, we also administer that process.

New Developments

In order to make an application or enquiry regarding street naming and house numbering, please use the online form Street naming and numbering.

Changing your house name

Existing householders wishing to change their house name can do so through our online form Street naming and numbering.  Householders will need to provide evidence that they are the owner.

We aim to conclude house name changes within 15 working days.


2023/24 Fees for this service (effective 1 April 2023)

  • Issuing addresses for newly built occupied properties - £40.00 per property
  • Re-naming existing properties when requested to do so by their owners - £40.00 per property
  • Responding to general enquiries about the names and addresses of existing properties - £40.00 per enquiry

VAT is not applicable to any of the above charges.

Street Nameplates

We are responsible for ensuring that the name of every street in the district is clearly marked using suitable street nameplates.  Issues with any other street sign should be reported to Oxfordshire County Council.