Any development or proposed name change which would require an address to be created or amended must be applied for and confirmed through the Street Naming and Numbering process.

This applies to both commercial and residential developments. The application (including fee and plans) is the responsibility of the developer.

The process can take several weeks to complete so please ensure that applications are submitted at least two months before a property becomes occupied.

Postcode Allocation

The purpose of a postcode is to assist Royal Mail in their own working processes. Rother District Council have a good working relationship with Royal Mail but are not responsible for the postcode allocations, this is the responsibility of Royal Mail.  Royal Mail do not issue a postcode for a new street unless requested to do so by the Council.  If you have any questions regarding this, please contact your local Royal Mail office.


The fees applicable for new developments are as follows;

New DevelopmentsFee

Naming of streets and numbering of properties

No charge

Registration and notification of new properties

£165 + £20 per property

Confirmation of postal address

£35 per property

Alterations in either street name or property numbers to new developments after initial street
naming and property numbering has been undertaken. 

£165 + £35 per property

Please note:

Fees are non-refundable.

There is no receipt mechanism for this process.

The email you receive from our payment provider is your receipt.

This email confirms that payment has been received by us.


If you have any questions relating to this service please contact our Street Naming and Numbering team by completing our online Contact Us Form.

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