Change your house name

You need to apply to change the name of your house as it is legally recorded on the Electoral Register.

To make a change to a house name you must:

  • Be the owner of the house. If you are a tenant, or you are purchasing the property and the contracts have not yet exchanged, we cannot proceed with your request.
  • Inform street naming and numbering by completing our house name change form
  • Include a location map indicating the property
  • Pay the administration fee of £36

Apply and pay online for a house name change

or you can download and complete a paper form.  If you complete a paper form you can pay by cheque made payable to Herefordshire Council or you can pay for your house name change online.

We will:

  • Check the name change with the Royal Mail
  • Inform you if changing your house name will conflict with any other property in the area, as this can cause problems with credit ratings and the emergency services
  • Notify council departments, the land registry, police, water companies and two major credit reference companies of the name change

If your property has a number and a street name, you cannot remove the house number, without informing us and getting agreement from the whole street.