Name: Street naming and numbering
Description: Information about to apply for changes to or new street names and numbers

Street naming and numbering

Dartford Borough Council is the Street Naming and Numbering Authority for the administrative area of Dartford. The service provides the definite source of address information within the Borough and supplies new property addresses and street names. This function is carried out under the Public Health Act 1925, sections 17-19.

All new numbering schemes and new street names must be approved by the Council prior to use. Developments named and/or numbered by the developer alone may be subject to change.

Proposed addresses must not be used or be distributed to the wider community until the official approval documents have been issued by the Council.

Please note that the allocation of a postal address does not serve as confirmation that any building or structure has been authorised under Planning, Building Control or any other Legislation. Owners and/or occupiers may be at risk of enforcement action if any necessary approvals have not been obtained.

Street Naming and Numbering Guidance

Dartford Borough Council is the Street Naming and Numbering Authority for the administrative area of Dartford. The service provides the definite source of address information within the Borough and supplies new property addresses and street names

Fees

All aspect of SNN work is subject to costs.  There is no rise in SNN fees for the upcoming financial year. Please click on the page name to view the current fees

Amending an existing address

This section is for making amendments to an existing address including adding or changing a property name or changing a street number

Addressing new properties

There are two types of development that will require the Council to issue new addresses. These are those with brand new streets (Major Development) and those on existing streets (Minor Development).

Information on how to request new addresses for either type of development can be found in this section

Postcode information

Royal Mail are the sole providers of postcode information and Dartford Borough Council do not have the ability to change or alter your postcode unless asked to do so by the Royal Mail. Information on possible postcode issues and how to contact Royal Mail can be found in this section

Street name plates and door numbers

It is a legal requirement for all properties to display the allocated door number and/or house name in a clear and prominent position so that it may be read from the roadside.  Street name plates must also be erected in a clear and prominent position in relation to the builds.  This applies to any sub-names allocated to apartment blocks or terraces. This section details how to request replacement street signs and information on street sign specifications

The LLPG and NLPG

Every Local Authority in England and Wales has an address database known as the Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG).  These individual datasets are bought together to form the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG). This section contains further information on the NLPG

Contact details

Contact details for Address Management and the Property Information Department

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions to the Property Information team

Last Updated: 23rd January 2020