Street naming and numbering

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Street Naming & Numbering is a statutory function of Local Authorities under the powers of various Acts including the 1925 Public Health Act. We also play an important part in maintaining the Local Land & Property Gazetteer (LLPG) as well as the National Land & Property Gazetteer (NLPG).

It is our intention that all properties within the borough should have clear and concise addresses. Similar or confusing addresses may cause problems for statutory bodies including Royal Mail and especially the emergency services; this in turn may cause problems for the house owner/occupier when requesting these services.

Please see the Privacy Notice.

Importance of having the correct address

Modern day navigation and mapping systems such as SatNav, StreetMap or other computerised address databases will require entry of a correct postcode and address. Many service delivery organisations rely on this data to locate and access a property. These include:

  • Postal delivery
  • Emergency Services
  • The Land Registry
  • Delivery companies
  • Computerised mapping and address databases (eg. SatNav)
  • Utility companies

How to name and number your property

The naming and numbering procedure will differ slightly depending upon whether you are a developer or a resident.

Please see the Street Naming and Numbering Policy for guidance. A copy of the fee schedule is also available separately.

Please check the map if the address is within Tonbridge and Malling boundary.

Apply online to register an address, add a name or re-name an existing address.

Frequently asked questions

Some frequently asked questions.

Contact Information:

telephone: 01732 876021

or by writing to:

Street Naming and Numbering
Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council
Gibson Building
Gibson Drive
Kings Hill
West Malling
ME19 4LZ