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Policy and Procedures for Street Naming and Numbering

Street Numbering - Adding a name to your property

A property owner can add a name to their property if they have a postal number, as long as it does not conflict with an existing property name in that locality.  

East Northamptonshire Council will add the property name to our database but it will not form part of the official postal address.  The property name will be known as an “alternative address” on our database.  This information is also passed to Royal Mail who will also hold the name as an “alternative address”.

The property number must always be clearly displayed on the property and be visible from the highway.  

Any name given to a property that has a postal number will not be officially registered and therefore your property will be known by its number and not any name you add to it.  You must therefore always quote your postal number in all communications.