Local Land and Property Gazetteer

Last Updated: 3 April 2024

Local authorities are responsible for maintaining an official database of all address information for their area. This database is known as the Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG), and most services depend on its accuracy. The LLPG contains a variety of information on residential and commercial properties such as the:

  • Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN)
  • location
  • official address
  • Royal Mail's reference
  • election's reference
  • council tax or business rates information

Daily updates are sent to GeoPlace as part of the Data Co-operation Agreement. Organisations use this data to provide a quality service, such as emergency services, delivery companies, National Health Service and Office for National Statistics. It is therefore crucial that the LLPG is accurate and updated regularly.

How to check an address

You can check your property’s Unique Property Reference Number and official address using:

If you believe that any of the information held here is incorrect, please contact us using the details below and we can investigate the issue.

How to get an address

We allocate postal addresses through the street naming and numbering service. More information is available about this process and details of how to apply: street naming and numbering

Platinum Award for address data

We have been awarded the Platinum Award for Address Data 2022 and have been a participating authority in the National Address Gazetteer for over a decade.

2022 Winner Platinum Award for address data