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The council is legally required to name all new streets and number all new properties in the Birmingham area. If the property is outside the Birmingham area, please contact the council to which you pay your Council Tax or Non-Domestic Rates. You can check the responsible council on GOV.UK website.

All requests for naming and numbering must be submitted to us so that they can be officially allocated and registered. No other organisations can provide official addresses for your development.

Download Birmingham City Council’s Street Naming and Numbering Policy

Birmingham City Council carries out its duties under Sections 17 to 19 of the Public Health Act 1925.

Why is clear naming and numbering important?

The clear naming and numbering of streets, buildings and internal flats or units is important to ensure that properties can be located quickly and efficiently by emergency services and couriers etc.

  • developers need official street names and numbers to be able to connect new buildings to gas, water and electricity.
  • residents also need them to apply for credit cards and obtain a variety of different goods and services.

Developers and property owners must display the number of their property for clear identification.

All new addresses created comply with British Standard 7666 and the associated Data Entry Convention.

Developers must erect street name plates

If you're a developer and cannot find the information you are looking for online on applying for naming and numbering changes, please email or call us on 0121 303 7687

Page last updated: 17 November 2022

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