Please click on the link below if you want to rename an existing property, name a new property in an existing street or name a new street and number its properties.
The correct addressing of a property is very important. Increasing numbers of organisations, not least the emergency services and Royal Mail, need an efficient means of locating and referring to specific properties.
New housing developments
To obtain a property number, address and postcode for newly built homes or business premises and/or name a new street contact us. We will need:
Specification for street nameplates
Street nameplates are fitted, complete with stands in black recycled plastic, 4" black MOT lettering on white background with a ½" black border, at a height of 39 inches (from ground to top of street nameplate). The legs should be long enough to allow them to be well secured into the ground. Letters are dye pressed. Nameplate is in aluminium and fitted to backboard with security screws. Backing board should be bolted to upright and the support frame should have a bevelled top.
Street nameplates which are for wall fixing should be supplied by the manufacturer with sufficient drilled holes for secure fixing to brickwork. Nameplates fixed on walls have the same specification as those supplied with stands and backing boards.
For more information about street nameplates, please call 01883 732731 or send an e-mail to Tandridge Commercial Services.
Property names and numbers
If a property has been allocated a number, the number cannot be taken away from the address and must be clearly displayed on the property. The owner of the property is obliged to use the allocated house number.
Is your property adequately signed?
The number (or name, where the property does not have a house number) must be displayed in a prominent position on the property, clearly visible from the street. This is important in assisting the Emergency Services to find your property.
Changing a house name or adding a name to a numbered property
The procedure for changing a name or adding a name to a numbered property normally takes up to three weeks to complete. Please do not make any changes to the address of your property until you have received confirmation of the new name from us.
We will need:
Renaming and renumbering streets
On extremely rare occasions it becomes necessary to rename or renumber a street. This may be done if:
If the Council feels there is sufficient justification, existing residents will be contacted and their views taken into account. To change a street name we will ballot the local residents on the issue. Hopefully there will be 100% support, but we require at least a two-thirds majority to make the change.
For further information please contact Customer Services on 01883 722000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Or write to us at:
Tandridge District Council
8 Station Road East
Oxted RH8 0BT
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