Street naming and numbering

We allocate postal addresses within the Wycombe district. This includes commercial and domestic developments and house name changes.

We liaise with the Royal Mail and notify all emergency services and utility providers.

Please note that while we notify Land Registry of property name changes, they will only amend their internal records and not the Land Register. The property owner must apply directly to Land Registry for this change and there may be an addition fee payable to Land Registry. 

Apply to change your house name

You should either own the property or have permission from your landlord before you can apply.

For house name changes, please complete the house name change application form [Word | 175KB] and email back to us or send with your payment to:

Building Control
Wycombe District Council
Queen Victoria Road
High Wycombe
Bucks HP11 1BB


Once we have received your form, you may pay by credit or debit card over the phone.
Payment for a house name change is £50 including VAT.

New developments

We consult ward councillors and parish councils about names for the buildings and streets of all new developments. If you have any concerns regarding development names, you should contact your councillor.


Please pay when you submit your house name changes application.

All charges include VAT at the rate of 20 per cent. Cheques should be made payable to Wycombe District Council. We cannot accept third party cheques.

Existing properties

Street naming charges: existing properties
Service  Charge
 House name change  £50
 Rename of street where requested by residents  £500 plus £38 for each property

New properties

Street naming charges: new properties
Number/naming of new properties  Charge
 1 to 5 plots  £38 per plot (up to a maximum of £122) payable on application
 6 to 25 plots  £240
 26 to 75 plots  £600
 76 or more plots  £840


Street naming charges: additional charges for new property naming
Service Charge 
 Where this includes naming of a street  £153 per street
 Where this includes the naming of a building (for example, a block of flats)  £153 per building

Where there are 6 or more plots and/or additional charges, we will send an invoice prior to the registration of the new addresses

Where the developer is on the LABC partner authority database there will be no charge for this service.

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