Birmingham City Council

Street Naming and Numbering

Renaming or Renumbering of an Existing Street

Photo of a house name plaque

On rare occasions it becomes necessary to rename or renumber a street. This is usually only done as a last resort when:

  • There is confusion over a street's name and/or numbering
  • A group of residents are unhappy with their street name
  • New properties are built in a street and there is a need for other properties to be renumbered to accommodate the new properties
  • The number of named-only properties in a street is deemed to be causing confusion for visitors, postal delivery or emergency services

To change a street name we will ballot the local residents on the issue. Hopefully there will be 100% support, but we require at least a two-thirds majority to make the change. We will then consult Royal Mail for their position on the issue.

Notices must be posted in newspapers and on site and any ibjections raised must be heard by the Magistrates Court. This is a time consuming process and we are only able to progress one of these issues at any time.

However if you think you have a street naming issue, please contact us at the address below:

Contact Us

PO Box 14439
4th Floor
1 Lancaster Circus Queensway
West Midlands
B2 2JE
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Telephone Number:  0121 303 7687