Street Names New

Last updated Nov. 10, 2014 - 11:57 am

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.


Must have an approved or pending development plan (preliminary subdivision plan, preliminary site plan or permit site plan) showing proposed street locations.

Approvals or Permits Issued

Approved street names

Submittal Requirements

Required for Submittal

Submit documents to the Development Services Customer Service Center

Street Name Application

One (1) copy of the preliminary development plan showing the location and arrangement of the proposed new streets - paper copy or digital copy

Additional Information

Submit twice as many names as you may need due to issues with duplications.

Expected Processing Time

This process takes approximately 10 business days.


There is currently no fee associated with this process.

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