Stirling Council is responsible for naming and numbering new streets, and naming and numbering new buildings in existing streets within the local authority area. This includes the council area that lies within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. People with an interest in a property or street can apply to the Council to allocate new street or property names.
While there's no guarantee that the name or names proposed will be adopted, the Council is sympathetic towards names that are linked to the history and previous use of the area. When we receive an application for a street name we consult with the local councillors and members of the Community Council before the application is submitted to the appropriate Council committee for approval.
Adding a property name
If you have a postal number and want to name your property, you do not need to register any proposed name with Stirling Council. We do recommend that you contact us to make sure there is no duplication of house names in the local area.
You can display the name on your property, and use it as part of your address. Unless you register the name with Royal Mail, the allocated number is likely to take priority in any address search. You should always include the number when you quote your address to avoid any potential problems, for example with the emergency services or deliveries.
Changing a property name
If your property has a name but no postal number, you can apply to change the name of the property. We’ll check any proposed names to make sure that there’s no duplication of the name locally.
These are issued by Royal Mail. We’ll tell them about any new addresses we approve. If you’re the applicant, we’ll let you know the full postal address when we hear back from them.
How to apply
Download an application form
You can enclose a cheque to cover the fee with your completed application. If you prefer you can pay by phone – call 01786 233660 – after we’ve acknowledged your application
There’s no charge for proposing a name for a new street. Fees for naming or numbering properties are shown in the application form. Property naming and numbering requests are normally processed within a few days. Street naming depends on the need for local consultation and can take up to eight weeks.
Download Stirling Council’s street naming, numbering and addressing policy
Phone: 01786 233669