Any additions or changes to named properties require formalizing through the council, who will screen the new name through the Royal Mail Address Development Team. This is to prevent duplication which could result in incorrect deliveries. This procedure takes approximately 2 to 3 weeks to complete.
Before proceeding, please ensure that Warwick District Council is your local authority. You can check this by looking at your council tax bill to see which local authority you are paying to. There will be a fee of £25.00 including VAT payable to “Warwick District Council” for property name changes to previously named properties only.
Properties with no name which already have a street number should use the existing online or downloadable Property Name Change Application Form or email your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Names may be added to the address of numbered properties with consultation through the council. However, the number needs to be retained for speedy location by the Emergency Services. Also, Royal Mail usually sorts their mail by street numbers, not house names, where possible. Therefore, once numbered, a property cannot leave out the number and must be quoted with your address on all correspondence.
How to apply for a Name Change
You can print off and complete a copy of our Property Name Change Application Form (18kb, PDF), complete an online form or write in with the following information:-
- confirm you are the current legal owner of the property
- state your current House Name
- propose 2 House Names (stating your first and second choice)
- the location plan of the property
A cheque for £25.00 or a receipt from our Online Payments Section needs to be sent with your application to the following address:
Street Naming and Numbering
Warwick District Council
If you would like to pay over the telephone call our Customer Service Centre on 01926 412464 and have your card details ready. Please explain to the advisor that the payment is for a Property Name Change application. There are no extra charges for paying by debit card however credit card payments are likely to incur a surcharge.
Any further queries, please email email@example.com.