Street naming and numbering
The naming and numbering of streets and buildings throughout the Borough is the statutory responsibility of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council.
They are assigned and maintained in a way that provides absolute clarity for the delivery of all mail, goods and services to residents and businesses. This allows emergency service vehicles to be able to locate any address to which they may be summoned. The Council will allocate road names and house numbers to new developments and property conversions, as well as informing Royal Mail who will then allocate postcodes.
Any new development or alterations to existing developments is likely to require Planning and/or Building Regulations approval. This may also give rise for the need to allocate street naming and numbering by the Council.
Please note that as from 1st June 2012 the Council have introduced a range of charges associated with carrying out “naming and numbering” duties. This brings the Council in line with other neighbouring authorities who are charging for this service. The levels of charges introduced are as follows:
- Larger developments - £150 per new road name and £10 per plot.
- Smaller developments which do not include a new road name £70 per plot.
- Re-naming a property £30.
Following approval, the developer will be issued a 'Guidance Note' for postal addresses and street names.
The Council’s policy and procedure for allocating and maintaining street names and numbers can be downloaded below.
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