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Welcome to the address information page. The following information provides guidance and advice concerning allocation and registration of addresses whether commercial or residential. This includes:

  • Giving a name or number to a new property
  • Changing the name of an existing property
  • Naming new streets

Registering addresses is an official function of the Council. Please note Royal Mail doesn’t have any jurisdiction over addresses and is only responsible for the allocation of postcodes. When you apply to register an address, the Council will deal with Royal Mail on your behalf.

Please apply online or in writing by completing the relevant form, together with the correct fee. If you are just changing the name of an existing property, all we require is the current address and the fee. For new developments a site plan is required. For multiple properties the plan should show the road layout and plot numbers. For developments that include flats, internal layout plans are also required.

View current notices for new street names

Schedule of Charges 2018/2019 (valid from 21st December 2018)

Apply online (for registering new properties or renaming existing properties) or alternatively the downloadable Forms are available in the Documents section of this page or in the table below.

All applications (including paper ones) can be tracked online with your reference number


FEE (£)

Naming or Renaming an existing property (Word .doc)      NEW: APPLY ONLINE


Numbering or Naming a new property (Word .doc)      NEW: APPLY ONLINE


New build student accommodation  - email GIS_Team@bathnes.gov.uk     

£365 up to 100 rooms 
+ £52 for each additional 100 rooms
Recombine units within a property  - email GIS_Team@bathnes.gov.uk     


Enquiries from Solicitors and Building Societies - email GIS_Team@bathnes.gov.uk     


Where do I find out more?

Further details on street naming and numbering are given in the Council's:

Street Naming and Numbering Policy web version | Street Naming and Numbering Policy PDF version

Street Naming and Numbering Guidelines web version | Street Naming and Numbering Guidelines PDF version

Street Naming and Numbering FAQs web version | Street Naming and Numbering FAQs PDF version

For enquiries concerning addresses please contact the Street Naming and Numbering Officer on 01225 394427 or complete the relevant Enquiry Form in the Documents section on this page or in the Schedule of Charges above.

Note that address changes carried out without contacting us will not be formally registered with Royal Mail, utilities and other bodies until the relevant fee is submitted. The Council has no obligation to register the address stated in the application form and may register it in a different form if more appropriate or necessary to fit with national standards.

Addresses entered and maintained on the Council’s Local Land and Property Gazetteer conform to British Standard 7666.

Notices under Public Health Act 1925 advertising proposed names for new streets.

These are published here on a non-statutory basis to supplement the statutory publication on site. Proposed names for streets will already have been approved by ward councillors and, where appropriate, the town or parish council for the street.

Your statutory rights
Please note, these are not consultations and you should not respond to the Council with any objections. Section 18 Public Health Act 1925 provides that if you wish to object, you must do so to Bath Magistrates Court. The court will forward your objection to us and the council will then consider if it should modify its position. If you are not happy with our response, you may then pay the court fee to go to a hearing in front of the magistrates. Please contact the court to find out the current fee.

Current Notices

NOTICE OF INTENTION - The Drung, High Littleton (09/12/19) VIEW

NOTICE OF INTENTION - St Joseph's Close (17/12/19) VIEW . MAP

Archive Notices

Renaming of Hermes Close, Keynsham to Hestia Close (29/03/2019) VIEW

NOTICE OF INTENTION - Francis Grove etc Fox Hill (23/05/19)  VIEW

NOTICE OF INTENTION - Richmont Place East Harptree (23/05/19)  VIEW

Street Naming Order 2019 Bath No 1 (Willis Road, Cannan Close) (23/05/19)  VIEW

NOTICE OF INTENTION - Sunridge Gardens (06/06/19) VIEW

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