Street or property names and numbers
We're responsible for allocating street names and numbers to developments in Dumfries and Galloway.
New street names
Developers should apply for a street name as soon as they have construction consent. Street Names (and reasons for the choices) can be suggested, but the final decision lies with the appropriate Area Committee.
The main consideration is that street names are not the same as other streets in the same area. We will carry out consultation with relevant councilors and the local community council (if there is one) before taking the decision to committee.
All new properties will also require a number except in exceptional circumstances. The cost of a new application for house numbering is £50 to cover administration costs including updating the information to Royal Mail and Scottish Assessors. Your application will not be processed until payment has been received.
For developers applying for more than one property number, please see attached fee scale showing cost per unit.
|Number of units||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10|
|Cost per unit||£50||£95||£140||£185||£230||£275||£320||£365||£410||£450|
|Number of units||11||12||13||14||15||16||17||18||19||20|
|Cost per unit||£490||£530||£570||£610||£650||£690||£730||£770||£810||£850|
|Number of units||21||22||23||24||25||26||27||28||29||30|
|Cost per unit||£880||£910||£940||£970||£1000||£1030||£1060||£1090||£1120||£1150|
If a property is being subdivided then an application must be made and properties must be numbered with a letter suffix. For example, 16 would become 16A and 16B.
Contact address for Street Naming only is: Roads Department, Cargen Tower, Cargenbridge, Dumfries, DG2 8PN.
Contact address for Property Numbering and Naming is Infrastructure Assets, Economy Environment and Infrastructure, Cargen Tower, Dumfries, DG2 8PN
Changing street names and property numbers
It is sometimes necessary to rename streets or renumber buildings. For example, changes may be required to accommodate new properties in a street or existing names and numbers might be causing confusion.
The opinions of existing residents will be taken into account and Royal Mail will also be consulted. The process can be time consuming and possibly disruptive so we would always carefully consider whether there are obvious benefits beforehand.
A property can be allocated a name if it is unique to the area. If the property has already been allocated a number then it must remain part of the official address. You must tell us if there are changes to a property name that's part of the official address.
New and altered addresses are also passed to the Council Assessors department and The Royal Mail.
The cost for a new application for property naming is £50. This is for administration costs including updating the Royal Mail and Scottish Assessors and must be received before the application is processed.
Applications may be made online and then followed with a cheque in the post.
Payment by cheque should be sent to the Infrastructure Assets Team above for the correct fee and made out to Dumfries and Galloway Council.