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How to suggest a street name

We welcome suggestions for new street names, particularly of those with a local historical connection - find out more about the street naming process.


  • we need supporting information for any suggested street name, so that we can 'evidence' why it's been chosen
  • when suggesting the name of a person who has served the community, to become a street name, names of deceased individuals can be used
  • we'll only name streets after a living individual in exceptional circumstances

Suitable suggestions will be kept on the Street Naming Register - We'll let you know if your suggestion has been put forward for a street naming consultation in your area.

Send suggestions for street names, along with supporting information, to our Street Naming and Numbering Team.

Report problems

Use our online forms to report problems with existing street naming signs.

Also see

Street Naming and Numbering

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551658