How to register a new address: The council's obligations

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  1. We will acknowledge the receipt of your application.
  2. Check the property against their access to ensure that it is correct. Every property must be addressed off the street which provides it's access. Check to ensure that there are no duplications/ambiguities of addresses. This includes liaising with Royal Mail.
  3. Liaise with Royal Mail to ensure that the correct postcodes are being assigned.
  4. Liaise with the ward and parish councillors in the provision of new street names in larger developments. Councillors have a right to refuse proposed street names and may suggest alternatives.
    The council will inform you of any problems with any proposed street or property name.
  5. The council will allocate property numbers to new developments. The numbering will be allocated to maintain a logical sequence (eg #13 is not omitted). An infill development on an existing, numbered street will include the addition of a suffix to the new property where no consecutive number can be allocated; eg 15A. 15B etc will be allocated.
  6. Once the consultation and registration process is successfully completed the council will contact you with a copy of the site layout plan annotated with the agreed postal addresses.
  7. Ensure data is published to the National Land and Property Gazetteer, Royal Mail, emergency services and internally within the council to ensure the property can be located and services can be provided.
  8. Upon the completion of the application the council will generate and send an invoice for the amount payable to process the application. The invoice will be charged against the applicant details you supply on the form unless you specify otherwise.

Address management : Contact details

For further information, please contact us by:

Address Management
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Town Hall
St Ives Road