What is Street Naming and Numbering?

Street Naming and Numbering is the creation and allocation street names and numbers. We do this via the Street Naming and Numbering process.

Why is it Important?

Good Addressing enables:

  • Emergency and care services to find a property quick
  • Mail and goods to be delivered efficiently
  • Visitors to find where they want to go
  • Reliable delivery of services and products
  • Records of service providers to be kept in an efficient manner.

Who is responsible for Street Naming and Numbering?

Hertsmere Borough Council have the responsibility to ensure that every street is named and every property is numbered.

What legislation is Street Naming and Numbering carried out under?

Hertsmere have the power and responsibility to name and number every street and property within the Borough of Hertsmere under the following acts:

Royal Mail has no statutory responsibilities or
powers to either name a street or to name, number, rename or renumber a
property. They have sole responsibility for assigning a postcode following
liaison and notification of new or amended address details by Hertsmere Borough
Council.

What will happen if I do not follow the formal Street Naming and Numbering process?

Where street names or numbers have been established without reference to us, we have the authority to issue Renaming and Numbering Orders, under Section 64 of the Town Improvements Clauses Act 1847.