Policy and Procedures for Street Naming and Numbering

Street Numbering - Unregistered address

If a property is not “registered” the owner/occupier will encounter difficulties in obtaining goods and services from a variety of sources such as applying for a credit card or goods bought by mail order.  

All organisations purchase their address databases from Royal Mail.  if an address does not show on the database held by Royal Mail, it is interpreted that the property does not exist.

When a property is officially named or numbered by East Northamptonshire Council, Royal Mail is notified as part of the process.  Therefore it is imperative that all Street Numbering applications are made to East Northamptonshire Council.