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Street naming and numbering

Lancaster City Council maintains the Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG) and is responsible for street naming and numbering in the Lancaster district.

The address of a property is an increasingly important issue. It is vital that emergency services, the Post Office, utility services and other organisations have an efficient way of locating and referencing properties. The purpose of the street naming and numbering function is to make sure that any new street names and building names and numbers are allocated logically and registered officially.

Applying for a street name or number

If you want to rename your property or street, or get an address for a new build property, you must first apply to us.

Once we have allocated the property with a new address, we will contact Royal Mail, who are responsible for the allocation of postcodes. Royal Mail will not allocate a postcode nor register the address until they have received formal notification of the new address from Lancaster City Council.

On receipt of the postcode from Royal Mail, we will then inform the applicant of the registered address. We will also inform other statutory bodies including other departments within the council, the emergency services, land registry, and Ordnance Survey.

Broken, damaged or missing nameplates

Please report these to us using the contact details on this page.

Last updated: 07 May 2021

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