Street names and numbers

We're responsible for naming and numbering all streets in Plymouth and for putting up and looking after street name signs.

Download List of new street names from March 2010 [PDF, 232KB]

Download List of all public and private roads within Plymouth city boundary [PDF, 2.5MB]

Apply for a street name or property number

You need to apply for a property number or street name if you:

  • have built a new house or converted an existing property into flats
  • are a developer building new properties (including commercial properties) on an existing street or on a new site

To cover our costs, we charge £25 for each property we need to give a number to, or £25 for each floor level in a block of flats.

As of 1 September the fees for Street Naming and Numbering will be increasing. See table below:

Street numbering and naming task New Fee
Street naming £160
Street renaming £400
Property numbering £115 for each property including flats
Property renumbering £115 per property
Copy renumbering certificate £55 per copy

Apply for a street name or property number

Or you can complete the application form below and send it to us with a copy of your plans, or email to

Download Apply for a street name or number [PDF, 9KB]

If a development includes new streets, we need to name them following our street naming and numbering process. If you need us to we can suggest some names to you.  The ward councillors also need to approve the new names.

Download Street naming and numbering process [PDF, 300KB]

How to pay for a new number or street name

Email or call 01752 304504 for a reference number to pay online, or send a cheque payable to Plymouth City Council with your application form.

Pay online


The Royal Mail allocates postcodes to new properties once we've let them know about a new or amended address.

Please contact the Royal Mail on 08457 111 222 with any queries about postcodes.