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We have a statutory duty to name and number streets and to approve and register official property addresses in the county of Wiltshire. Prior to 1 April 2009 this street naming and numbering function was the remit of the district councils of Wiltshire.

Wiltshire maintains a comprehensive and high standard for naming streets and numbering or naming properties and allows the following:

  • Emergency services to find a property quickly (delays can cost lives and money)
  • Mail to be delivered efficiently
  • Visitors to find where they want to go
  • Reliable delivery of services and products
  • Records of service providers to be kept in an effective manner

Street naming and numbering policy

The purpose of the PDFStreet naming & numbering policy Street Naming and Numbering Policy 78kb is to establish the correct process and rules around the processing of:

  • Changing an existing address
  • Registering a new address on an existing street
  • Registering a new street and addresses on the street
  • Renaming an existing street or renumbering all existing properties on an existing street
  • Ensuring that all properties in Wiltshire are assigned an official address that is clear and unambiguous.  

Street naming and numbering procedure and costs

To apply, please complete the correct application form below:

Please note: The current policy now has a pre-application stage for any developments involving the creation of a new street. The developer will need to liaise with the relevant town/parish council to agree on acceptable street name(s) before submitting the formal application to us.

    Contact Details (LiveLink)

    Multiple Contacts:

    Email: streetnaming@wiltshire.gov.uk
    Telephone: 01225 770508/ 770504/ 770517
    Postal Address:
    Address Information Team
    Wiltshire Council
    County Hall
    Bythesea Road
    BA14 8JN

    Out of hours:
    Postal Address:
    In Person:

    Last updated: 6 January 2016


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