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Assignment of street names
Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)
The naming of streets is not a matter of road law, but of regulatory and municipal law. It is not linked to the road construction burden.
Street names serve as orientation in the city or municipal area and fulfil a regulatory function for citizens and authorities in the same way. In addition to the regulatory function, the naming of streets can serve to preserve municipal tradition or to honor deserving citizens and personalities.
The right to give names to public streets (and squares) is a matter of self-government for municipalities. The right to name also includes the right to change existing names. The naming of the street is at the discretion of the municipality. It has a wide margin of discretion in the choice of street name. The resident does not have a "right" to a specific street name. The street names must ensure sufficient distinctiveness. In the case of a street renaming, the existing interests of the residents in retaining the previous street name must be taken into account as part of the balancing.
Street name signs:
Within the scope of its competence for the development of land, the federal legislature has made provisions in § 126 of the Building Code for license plates and signs for development facilities and for (house) numbers. The property owner must tolerate the attachment, modification and removal of license plates and signs for development facilities on his property. Entering the property for this purpose is also to be tolerated. The costs of attaching the street name signs must be borne by the developer (not the property owner).
Who should I contact?
Please contact the municipal, official or city administration in whose district the street or square is located.
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