Street signs and name plates
How to report faulty or missing street signs or name plates and how to apply for or change a street name plate.
We are responsible for new street name plates and for replacing existing street name plates on public highways within the district.
Apply for a new street name plate
We are responsible for ensuring that street name plates are provided and fitted in suitable positions.
In the case of a new development however, the developer is responsible for the erection of name plates to the council's specification.
Report a damaged name plate
If a street name plate is damaged or missing you'll need to tell us. We can then arrange for it to be repaired or replaced.
Other road signs
Essex County Council deals with most other road signs:
- finger posts
- brown tourist signs
- road signs such as 'Give Way' or round speed limit signs
You should report a problem with a road sign to Essex Highways.