Name or Rename an Existing Property

For the naming and numbering of new streets and properties please use our Street and Property Naming and Numbering Form.

Properties that have a number

Please do not apply for the addition of a name to a property that has a number. A name may be used in addition to the number without permission but the number is the main identifier of the property and must always be used.

Properties without a number

Names will be considered in consultation with the Royal Mail.  If the proposed name is similar to any other house of road locally it will be rejected and another name will have to be considered. 

You must be the owner of the property to make this application.

We will inform

  • Royal Mail
  • The Land Registry
  • Ordnance Survey
  • Emergency services
  • National Land and Property Gazetteer
  • DDC services

We will not share your details with any other 3rd party.

Privacy Statement

To provide this service Dover District Council will collect and process personal information. We may check some of the information with other sources (e.g. government departments and other councils) to verify your identity and ensure that the information you have provided is accurate.

Your personal information is being processed because it is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.

Please refer to our Corporate Privacy Notice for further details on how we process your personal information and your rights. This is also available in other formats (e.g. print).