Addressing My Property
The Council is responsible for providing official addresses to all residential and commercial properties and can reject or approve suggested street and property names.
(please note you will be prompted to log in/register before accessing the form)
As part of the application process, we liaise with:
- Royal Mail
- The Parish Council
- Emergency Services
- Somerset County Council
- Council Tax, Business Rates, Local Land Charges, Planning, Building Control
- Ordnance Survey
- National Property Gazetteer
- Land Registry
Property Owners/Developers' Responsibilities
You need to apply to the Council for a new or amended official address if you want to:
- Create a new property / properties, whether residential or commercial, as a result of building or converting existing properties
- Rename an existing property with a name as its official address
- Formally add a name to your numbered property
- Rename an existing street
- Name an existing unnamed street
- Officially name an annexe
|New address for a single new property||£102.50|
|Change of individual property name||£75|
|Confirmation of official addresses||£75|
|New addresses for a development site, 10 plots or less||£153.80|
|New addresses for a development of more than 10 plots||£153.80, plus £10 per additional plot over 10|
|Change of existing street name of residents' request||£153.80, plus £10 per additional property|
You can apply online for street naming and numbering or by downloading the relevant forms in the document section at the bottom of this page, please note you will be prompted to log in/register before accessing the form.
Royal Mail Responsibilities
- Royal Mail allocate postcodes. If you have a query regarding your postcode please contact the Address Management department.
- Royal Mail will not issue a postcode for a new street or property until requested to do so by the Council.
Street Name Plates
The Council is responsible for ensuring that Street Name plates are provided and fitted in suitable positions. For more information regarding this please see Street Name Plates.
Street Naming and Numbering Policy
The council follows a policy for street naming and numbering which provides more detailed guidelines.
Policy for Naming and Numbering my property [299kb]
Naming and Numbering Weekly Report
For a rename of a property, we will notify the Land Registry of your new address but as the owners of the property you will also need to confirm this update directly with the Land Registry registered owners contact form in order for all legal documentation to be amended.