Finding property addresses

Find, correct or change your address, difference in council and royal mail address, utility company cannot find address and the local/national land and property gazetteer.

How do I register a new property or correct or change the address that the council holds for me?

If you need to register a new property for an official address or if you would like to request an amendment to your existing address, please complete the street naming and numbering application form or request the form from the address management team

How can I find out my correct address and postcode?

We maintain a central database of all addresses in the county known as the Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG). Should you have a query regarding an address, please contact us on (01482) 393967.

However, whilst postcodes are held in the LLPG and we can advise you of your postcode, they still remain the responsibility of the Post Office:

Royal Mail - Postcode Finder (external website)

Why is there a difference in my address between that held by the council and the Royal Mail?

The Royal Mail holds the postal address created for mailing purposes. The Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG) holds the official address.

The utility company (companies) cannot find my address, can you help?

The utility companies take the addresses they use from the Royal Mail which can be different from the official address. When the National Address Gazetteer is introduced on 1 April 2012 this will become the source of addresses for the utility companies and, as this is composed of the official address from the National Land and Property Gazetteer, the problem of different addresses will in future be resolved.

What is the Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG)?

The definitive address database held and maintained by the council is known as the Local Land and Property Gazetteer, which provides official location and address information relating to land and buildings in the East Riding including places that do not have postal addresses such as amenity land, substations and many others. It also allocates to each address a unique 12 digit reference known as a unique property reference number (UPRN).

What is the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG)?

The NLPG provides unique identification of all land and property for England and Wales down to street name and number. This is the definitive address database created by the amalgamation of all the local land and property gazetteers from each council. Daily updates are provided by each council to keep the NLPG up to date.

From 1 April 2012 the NLPG will be replaced by the National Address Gazetteer (NAG) which will be composed of spatial addresses supplied by Ordnance Survey, postal addresses provided by Royal Mail and the official addresses from the NLPG.