Street naming and numbering

Street nameplate for Tanyard Place 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:

Register new property or street form

Add or change property name form

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:

To report a street name sign that has been damaged by graffiti, use:

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.

Service Charge
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