Guidance for making sure addresses are clear and don’t cause confusion.

A road name should not be the same as another in the locality or local authority area and similar names (Currie Lane and Currie Street in the example below) should not be used.

Addresses should be clear and unambiguous

Multi-storey dwellings should be numbered using the system used in hotels, where the first digits represent the floor and the last two digits represent that unit number on that floor.

Sub-address numbers

A short cul-de-sac or access way (that has five addresses or less) does not need to be named. But it should be numbered so that it follows the sequence of the main road it is part of.

short cul-de-sac or access way

Last Updated: 4 December 2015