Street naming and numbering

Ealing Council is responsible for the naming and numbering of new or existing streets and buildings within the borough boundaries. The council carries out these functions under Section 6 of the London Building Acts (Amendment) Act 1939. 

If you wish to change the name or number of an existing property, or name or number new developments, you will need to apply to us.

All new names for streets and buildings need to go through a consultation procedure that can take several weeks. It is therefore advisable to contact the council at the earliest possible stage of a proposal, preferably when building work commences, and before a name has been marketed.

The local authority is the only organisation who can amend your address, with the exception of Royal Mail with regard to the postcode. There may be private companies that claim to be able to process the request for you but it is likely to be more cost effective and efficient to contact the local authority directly rather than going through any third-party organisation.