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Street naming and numbering

How to apply for naming and numbering of streets and properties in Newham.

When to apply

You must make an application if you need:
  • a building to be named and/or numbered - including the “splitting” of existing buildings into flats
  • a building to be renamed and/or renumbered
  • a new street to be named.

How to apply

Before you apply

Read our street naming and numbering policy guidelines (Word).

This will help you to understand the process so you can fill in the application form correctly. 

If you wish to apply for a new street or property name

You cannot choose a name already in use in the borough or neighbouring boroughs, so make sure you suggest at least two property or street names in your application. We will discuss these options with the fire brigade and local councillors.

Alternatively, you can choose from our list of street and building names that have been approved by the Mayor and councillors. You will pay less and the process will be quicker.

Email for a copy of our approved list of street and building names.

Fill in the application form

We will check your application and ask you to pay the fee.

After we have agreed the street or property name and numbering, we will ask Royal Mail for a postcode. We will then send you a letter to to confirm the new postal address.

We aim to finish the process within four weeks.


Naming and numbering fees

​Naming or numbering request ​Fee excluding VAT at 20%
​Total including VAT at 20%
​Naming a road or building (developer’s proposal) ​£283.25 £339.90​
​Naming a road or building (pre-approved name)   
​£175.10 ​£210.12
​Numbering or re-numbering of the 1st unit ​£89.61 ​£107.53
​Numbering or re-numbering of the 2nd – 10th units ​£46.35 ​£55.62
​Numbering or re-numbering of the 11th – 50th units ​£22.66 ​£27.19
​Numbering or re-numbering of the 51st and any additional units ​£13.39 ​£16.07
​Numbering of a large block or hotel, with no internal addresses ​£618 ​£741.60
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