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Street Naming and Numbering

What is it?

The City Council, under Section 97 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982, has responsibility for naming and numbering new streets within the city and numbering of new buildings erected on an existing street; Building Standards and Public Safety undertake this responsibility on behalf of the Council.

Information about street naming and numbering

Street naming and numbering is essential for the use of the emergency services, public utilities, postal services and the general public.

In selecting a new street name, consideration will be given to the history of the site and, wherever possible, an existing name with appropriate suffix (eg Court, Gardens, Terrace) will be used. The local councillors, community council and Royal Mail amongst others are consulted on the proposed street name.

How to apply for a new street name or number

An application for a new, or a change to, a street name or number should be submitted on Form SNN1 [38kb] together with the relevant plans. The timescale for processing an application varies depending on the need for local consultation which currently permits consultees a response time of 28 days.

Any enquiries regarding street naming and numbering should be directed to the Service.

Street nameplates

The provision of replacement or supplementary street nameplates is managed by Land and Environmental Services (LES).

Enquiries in this regard can be made by phone, email or in writing to:

Land and Environmental Services
231 George Street
G1 1RX

Phone: 0800 373635

The provision of supplementary nameplates will be undertaken only where deemed appropriate by LES.


Postcodes are allocated by:

Royal Mail
Address Management Service Centre
Castle Foregate



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