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Change of an existing address

This page gives advice on changing an existing address

  • Adding a house name to an existing residential address
  • Changing a house name on an existing residential address
  • Adding a business name to an existing commercial address
  • Changing a business name to an existing commercial address
You can add a House name to an address with an existing number but you cannot drop an existing house number in favour of a house name. Where possible Cornwall Council will add an appropriate number to assist the existing numbering scheme.
  • Avoid names that have already been used within the local area and/or try to avoid the same names but with a different suffix i.e. naming a house CHAPEL HOUSE which sits next door to CHAPEL COTTAGE and THE CHAPEL.
  • Do not use offensive, racist, rude, anagrams or numeric names.  
  • Cornwall Council encourages the use of Cornish and/or the local history/heritage when choosing a name.

For further information please refer to Cornwall Councils Street Naming and Numbering Policy and Guidance Notes.

Please use the link below to download an application form: 

Change of an existing address