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Cost of living support

Financial advice and emotional support on how you can ease the cost of living squeeze.

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.

Apply for a new street name plate

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.

Report a problem with a street name plate

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.