Isle of Wight Council

Highways - Street Naming and Numbering

Street Naming and Numbering

Naming and numbering of streets and buildings is important for identifying property and ensuring properties & street names & number are logically allocated.

The Isle of Wight Council is the statutory authority for the naming and numbering of streets and buildings on the Isle of Wight, however, Island Roads support the Council in administering this duty and should be contacted in the first instance on Tel: 01983 822440 or Email:

Correct property naming and numbering aids responses to emergencies by ambulance, police and fire services and helps a variety of national and local organisations operate effectively. All Streets are recorded in the National Street Gazetteer (NSG) and all addresses are recorded in the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) to BS7666 standard format.

Further information can be found on our beta website.