Changing the name of your home

Hart District Council has the statutory responsibility for the Naming and Numbering of streets within the authorities boundary. If you would like to change the name of your property then please email

For information relating to street naming and numbering in Hart, please see our Street Naming & Numbering Policy.

Please note street name plates (erection, repair, maintenance and replacement) are the responsibility of our Infrastructure team who can be contacted via On new developments, the developer is responsible for arranging the erection of street name plates.

Contacts for Street Naming and Numbering

If you are a resident and are unsure what your address is, please contact the Street Naming and Numbering Officer  who will be happy to help. The contact number is 01252 774154 or email.

If you have a postcode query either contact the Street Naming and Numbering Officer or Royal Mail on 08456 045060 or view the Royal Mail website.

Ordnance Survey collates data from a combination of Royal Mail or on-the -ground investigations and surveys. It can frequently take up to six months before a new development appears on their maps. If there is only a small amount of change only permanent features are surveyed and displayed, conservatories are not always displayed. To purchase an Ordnance Survey map for location purposes, please ring 08456 050504 or view the Ordnance Survey website.

The Weymouth District Land Registry holds information on all registered land within our authority to contact them please ring 01305 363636 or view the Land registry website.

The Legislation relating to street naming and numbering is in accordance with The Towns Improvement Clauses Act 1847 and Public Health Act 1907.

Street naming and numbering fees

Existing Development

Renumbering, Naming or re-naming of a property  £54
Renaming a street                                               £270

New Development

First Plot                                                             £189
Each additional plot (up to 20)                              £40
Each additional plot (plots 21 and above)               £20

Naming a street                                                Free

Subsequent changes before completion of new developments will be charged at the same rates as above, per request

You can pay online or contact us to discuss alternative methods of payment such as telephone payment.


How to contact street naming and numbering


Phone:  01252 774154

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