Harlow Council is the street naming and numbering authority for the Harlow area.
We manage the naming and numbering of new streets and houses, making sure that names and numbers are not duplicated.
We consult with Royal Mail and the developer to make sure that suitable names are chosen. We give details of names and numbers to other organisations including the emergency services.
If you have a question about street naming and numbering, contact an Advisor at Contact Harlow
For more information, you can read our Street Naming and Numbering Policy (pdf)
Make a request
You will need to make your naming and/or numbering request by submitting one of the following forms:
If you do not want to apply electronically, contact a Street Naming and Numbering officer on 01279 446655
Estate or street signs
We are responsible for providing and maintaining street name signs, except in new developments.
In new developments signs are provided by the developer and only once the road has been adopted are they maintained by us.
The signs need to meet the Council’s Street Name Sign Specification (pdf).
If you want to report a damaged or missing street name sign, complete the following form:
Street naming and numbering charges
Street naming and numbering services can only be carried out once payment is received. The prices displayed are not subject to VAT.
|Add Alias Name to Numbered Property||£40 / property|
|Naming of Building Block, Flat Block or Industrial Zone (plots within the block/industrial zone charged separately)||Area £110 / block or area|
|New Development of 1-5 plots||£70 / plot|
|New Development of 6-50 plots||£10 / plot + £300|
|New Development of 51+ plots||£5 / plot + £550|
|Change to the new addresses due to the development changing after the schedule has been issued||£50 / plot|
|Renaming of a existing property||£100 / property|
|Confirmation of postal address for solicitors or conveyancers||£40 / property|
|Confirmation of postal address for residents or occupiers||£15 / property|
|Provision of New Street Name||£300 / street|
|Renaming of a street (where requested by residents)||£450 / street|