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Street naming and numbering

Who should apply?

  1. Individuals or developers building new houses, commercial, and/or industrial premises.
  2. Individuals or developers undertaking conversions of residential, commercial, or industrial premises which will result in the creation of new properties, or changes to the existing numbering of properties. This includes the reconsolidation of flats and sub dwellings into one property.
  3. Individuals who wish to have their property officially registered with the council.

How do I apply?

Complete the street naming and numbering application form and send it to the address or email given on the form, along with with your plans.

Once we've received your application, we'll contact you to confirm which fees are needed for the application to be processed.

For street naming and numbering enquiries, or for help with your application, call 01642 728155.

Why is it important?

We keep an official register of all properties within Middlesbrough in a database known as the Local Land and Property Gazetteer. We also keep an official list of all street names in the Local Street Gazetteer. The data in these two databases is fed once a month into a national hub. Utility companies and other statutory services apply to the hub for the information and they use it to maintain their own databases.

Failure to have a property or street on the official gazetteers can result in difficulty getting connected to utility services, or receiving services from the council, such as household waste collection. In addition, emergency services can have difficulty in locating the property if it is not registered.

As part of the street naming and numbering process, the council applies to Royal Mail for the issue of a postcode for the property. You'll receive notification of the postcode details once the application is completed.