Street names and numbering

We are responsible for street naming and property numbering in the Peterborough area under the Public Health Act 1925 and the Towns Improvement Clauses Act 1847.

Street nameplates

We are responsible for the day-to-day maintenance and replacement of street nameplates within our authority area, with the exception of new developments and private roads, where the developer is responsible and must also adhere to our specification. Our aim is to replace missing nameplates (where there is only one nameplate serving the street) within 28 days and complete other works including repairing unsafe or illegible nameplates within three months. 

When reporting a defective or missing street nameplate, please provide as much information as possible such as:

  • street name
  • house number
  • nearby shops or landmarks
  • nature of the damage.


We issue and maintain all property addresses and street names within our authority area. You must contact us if you are:

  • an individual or developer who is building new houses, flats or commercial premises
  • an individual or developer who is converting existing residential or commercial premises resulting in the creation of new properties or premises
  • any person wishing to change their existing address

If planning permission is required for the work you are carrying out, new addresses will not be issued until permission has been granted.

It is important to inform us as soon as possible, as it may take up to eight weeks for street names and addresses to be issued. It is your responsibility to contact us to allow sufficient time for this. If you require this service please contact customer services or email


Please note that from 1 April 2018 the fees will be increasing.



Number of Plots






2 to 5



6 to 10



11 to 25



26 to 50



51 to 100



101 or more

£600 plus £10 per additional plot

£650 plus £15 per additional plot

Re-addressing following developer amendments

£240 plus £10 per plot

£260 plus 15 per additional plot

Existing property name change



You will be contacted with payment instructions should planning permission be granted. These fees are not subject to VAT.