Please note that we do not charge VAT for Street/Property Naming and Numbering.
See below the fees payable for this service. Payment can be made by credit card or
debit card by telephoning the council offices on 01856 873535, or by including a
cheque with this form made payable to 'Orkney Islands Council'.
Naming and/or numbering of one plot/property
Naming and/or numbering multiple plots/properties
Please indicate your payment method
I wish to pay by cheque. I enclose a cheque made payable to
ORKNEY ISLANDS COUNCIL
I wish to pay by Credit/Debit card
The Address Development within Royal Mail will not allocate postcodes until they
receive official notification of new developments from the Council.
Names will be considered in consultation with the Royal Mail. If the name is a
duplicate or similar to any house within the same postcode, it will be rejected and
your second name will be considered.
Where a property already has a number, a name will not replace it and can only be
used in conjunction with the number. Both name and number must be displayed.
Note that a name will only be made official once you own the property and the
property is complete.
Please include one copy of your proof of ownership and a location/site plan showing
the site in relation to neighbouring properties at a scale no less than 1:1250 (e.g. a
copy of your location plan from your planning or building warrant approval would
suffice). Please return completed form along with payment and any other requested
Council Offices, School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY.
Please note we aim to confirm your registered address within 21 days of
receipt of your request. However this is just an estimate and some cases may
take slightly longer. An application will only be processed once a valid
payment is received.