New Street Names

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Before Getting Started Submittal Requirements Helpful Tips What is the Expected Processing Time? Fee Information

Street names and addresses are very important to the efficient provision of emergency and normal public services and private deliveries. New street names must be approved in advance by the City and by Wake County to ensure that duplication of street names does not occur. Street name applications should be submitted with any preliminary subdivision or site plan that includes new public, private, or internal access streets. All street names will be reviewed by the Information Technology - GIS Division, in accordance with the policies and procedures in the Addressing Manual.

Before Getting Started

You must have an approved or pending development plan (preliminary subdivision plan, preliminary site plan or permit site plan) showing proposed street locations. You must also have your approved street names. 

Submittal Requirements

Type Description
Required for Submittal

Submit documents to the Development Services Customer Service Center

Street Name Application

One copy of the preliminary development plan showing the location and arrangement of the proposed new streets - paper copy or digital copy


Helpful Tips

In the event that there are duplicate street names, please submit twice as many names as you think you'll need.

What is the Expected Processing Time?

This process takes approximately 10 business days.

Fee Information

There is currently no fee associated with this process.


Lead Department:
Information Technology
Service Categories:
Permits - ZoningPermits - Commercial Permits - ZoningLand / Site Development