Responsibility for street name plates

Clear and legible street name plates are important to locate and reference properties. Local authorities must ensure that street name plates are in place in accordance with the SNN legislation. However, the legislation uses phrases such as ‘have cause to’ install street name signage and therefore the local authority can delegate this responsibility to the developer at the developer’s expense.

See Legislation section of this code
Public Health Act 1925 S 19
Specification for street name plates and property signage

Whether the developer will be required to install appropriate signage or whether this will be done by the local authority is a governance issue that should be made clear in the SNN Policy and through the application process.

See Governance section of this code