Street Name Change

The street name change process allows the Planning and Zoning Commission to consider requests to rename public and private streets.


Approvals or Permits Issued


  1. The applicant submits an application, supplemental documents and fee.
  2. Applications are assigned a Case Manager to act as the point of contact and assist with managing it through the process.
  3. Before the application is accepted for review, Planning and Development Department staff must confirm the availability of the proposed new street name, and validate the petition of support, if required.
  4. The accepted application is forwarded to the Planning and Zoning Commission and placed on the next scheduled regular meeting agenda, if filed by the application deadline, to determine whether the request should be granted a public hearing.
  5. Once the date for the public hearing is set, usually for the next scheduled regular meeting, first class mailed notice is provided to all landowners whose property abuts the subject street.
  6. Additional public notice of the application is provided by published notice prior to the Planning and Zoning Commission public hearing
  7. A staff report is prepared and provided to the Planning and Zoning Commission.
  8. At the Planning and Zoning Commission public hearing, the Commission will hear from staff, the applicant and other members of the public who wish to speak on the matter.
  9. After the public hearing, the Planning and Zoning Commission will decide the request. It may approve the request as submitted, approve with revisions, or deny the street name change.
  10. The effective date for street name changes will be at least 90 days after approval, and may be up to 1 year, as determined by the Planning and Zoning Commission.

Submittal Requirements

  1. Completed Street Name Change Application (PDF) submitted to the Planning and Development Department or online through Accela Citizen Access (ACA)
  2. Application fee
  3. Applications submitted by landowners must include a petition of support containing at least 66.67% of the number of different landowners that would be affected by the renaming
  4. Map indicating the location and extent of the street name change request

Additional Information

  • When a street name change is initiated by the City, no landowner petition is required, and if it is due to public safety or emergency service delivery issues, the matter is heard at the next scheduled Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

Expected Processing Time

  • Within 2 business days of receipt of an application the Planning & Development Department will determine whether an application is complete or incomplete.
  • If the application is incomplete, then the applicant will be notified within those 2 business days with a written list of application deficiencies.
  • If the application is complete, then it shall be considered submitted. 
  • Approximately 57 business days from the monthly submittal deadline to the Planning and Zoning Commission public hearing and potential decision for landowner initiated applications.


  • Application fee is due at time of submittal
  • See the Development Fee Schedule (PDF) for specific fees
  • Payment types accepted: Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Visa and Check or Money Order payable to the City of High Point
  • Online (ACA) payment types accepted: Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Visa and E-check