Street naming and property numbering
The Isle of Anglesey County Council acting as the Street Naming and Numbering Authority is responsible for the naming and numbering of streets and buildings within its area. It carries out these functions under the provisions of the Public Health Act 1925 sections 17 -19.
Reasons for street naming and property numbering
- In emergencies, particularly at night, the need to find addresses quickly by doctors and emergency services can be a matter of life or death.
- Deliveries and services as well as visitors need to be able to locate properties efficiently.
- Many legal transactions associated with properties are withheld until they can be identified by street name and numbers, for instance, statutory providers such as gas, electricity and water will not normally connect their services until such time as the premises have been given a formal postal address.
- Consistency of property-based information across Local Government and within the user community.
If a property is already numbered, a property owner can additionally name their property without contacting the Council as long as it does not conflict with an existing property name in that locality.
If you are a developer of a new property (single or small development), you should contact us as soon as you commence work on site.
Information for developers of large estates
On rare occasions it becomes necessary to rename or renumber a street
Follow the following instructions in order to apply for a change in street numbering and numbers of houses
The County Council is not responsible for issuing Postcodes, as this is solely a matter dealt with by the Royal Mail.
This policy outlines the Isle of Anglesey County Council’s powers with regard to naming and numbering streets and encourages good practice.