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Property and street naming and numbering

Cornwall Council has a duty to name streets and number properties. It also offers a property naming consultation and notification service.

To change or register an address, you will need to submit

  • an application form
  • a detailed plan
  • the appropriate fee
  • in some cases you may need to provide supporting documentation and/or permissions

The process takes 5 to 10 working days from the date we receive your completed application and payment made.

As part of the process we will also notify:

  • Royal Mail
  • Land Registry
  • Valuation Office
  • Emergency Services
  • NHS
  • Electoral Roll
  • our internal and external services such as refuse, recycling and council tax

Some services, including some Council services, may charge a fee to update their records. Cornwall Council are not responsible for covering these extra costs.

Add or change an existing address

Find out how to add or change a house name of an existing residential address. Of how to add or change the business name of an existing commercial address

Register a new address on a new street

How to apply to add new streets and with new residential or business addresses.

Register a new address on an existing street

How to apply to add a new residential or business address to an existing street.

Street name plates

Report a damaged or missing street name plate.

Policy and guidance

Read our policy and guidance on street naming and numbering.




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