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Street naming and numbering

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Street naming and numbering is the process by which streets and properties are allocated official addresses.

All new developments must be officially named or numbered, and existing properties that are being converted must be re-named and/or re-numbered.

As a developer or owner you must register postal addresses to avoid confusion in the event of an emergency and to receive mail, deliveries and other services.

How to apply

To make an application, complete and submit the online application form. There is guidance on the form to help you.

Applications normally take between six and eight weeks to complete.

Please see our Guidance Notes on our current street naming and numbering guidelines.

Fees

Application for numbering a property Per property VAT N/A £96.50
Application for naming a road (Authority choice of name) Per street VAT N/A £340
Application for naming a road (Applicants choice of name adhering to SNN Policy, with Fire Brigade approval) Per Street VAT N/A £504
Naming or renaming of house or block of flats (Authority choice of name) Per block/house VAT N/A £137
Naming or renaming of house or block of flats (Applicants choice of name adhering to SNN Policy, with Fire Brigade approval) Per block/house VAT N/A £227
Naming or renaming of commercial premises (Authority choice of name) Per premise VAT N/A £199
Naming or renaming of commercial premises (Applicants choice of name adhering to SNN Policy, with Fire Brigade approval) Per premise VAT N/A £285
Enforcement of street naming and numbering (where an application hasn't been made) Per unit/street VAT N/A £171
Numbering new developments 5 to 19 units VAT N/A £468 + £37 per unit
  20 to 50 units VAT N/A £1029 + £26.50 per unit
    VAT N/A Above 50 units by assessment

 

Make a payment

For credit or debit card payments, call 020 8359 4500.

For cheques, make payable to London Borough of Barnet and send to:

Street Naming, London Borough of Barnet, Barnet House, 1255 High Road, Whetstone, London N20 0EJ

Once your application is approved, we'll send you an official decision confirming your address(es).

Please note: It can take up to a month after a decision is made to update our data address system which Local Land Charges use to conduct searches.

Your responsibilities

You should make sure that applications are submitted at least three months before a property is occupied. This will allow time for the new address details to be sent to relevant organisations.

You should also inform the Royal Mail so they can add the new address to the Post Office address file. Many insurance and utility companies use this to search for addresses.

It's your responsibility as a developer to ensure that the property names or numbers are appropriately signposted.

New street names must use official street nameplates. To arrange this please contact our highways section on 020 8359 3555.

Contacts

  • Street Naming & Numbering
  • Barnet House, 1255 High Road, Whetstone, London N20 0EJ
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  • Tel: 020 8359 4500
  • Email: street.naming@barnet.gov.uk

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