Street namingWe're legally responsible for the naming of streets and numbering of properties within Belfast.
Developers, architects and estate agents are responsible for making applications to us for the naming of new streets. We process these applications and prepare reports for approval by the council.
When the streets are officially named, then all relevant organisations and persons are informed and the properties are numbered.
It's very important that the naming and numbering of streets is carried out at the early stage of a new development so that the new home owners have the correct address when they move in and this also helps the emergency services when responding to emergencies.
We are also responsible for the re-numbering of properties where required.