Highway Status Enquiries

Highway Status Enquiries

 

What information is available?

Confirmation of highway adoption and highway boundary plans and nearby road scheme proposals. Please note that we cannot provide information for sites located in Southend, Thurrock or the London Boroughs, If you are not sure which Local Authority you should contact, enter the postcode into find your local council.

Information relating to land ownership is held by the Land Registry

For copies of legal agreements only please contact the Land Charges and Searches Team - Highway.Status@essexhighways.org

 

Who can request information?

Anyone can request information, for example members of the public interested in the status of the road where they live or solicitors/personal search companies who require information on the highway (over and above their land charge search carried out by the District/Borough Council).

 

How much does it cost?

You can review Public Right of Way information, highway boundary, lighting and a list of roads maintained at public expense (adopted roads) for free online. Click on the following links for more information:

Adopted roads 

Public rights of way - Register of PRoW schemes and Interactive Map

Land owner declarations

For highway boundary, bus stops and more (use tool bar to the side to select the required option)

If you require a written response, the cost depends on the size of the individual area in question:

 Area

 Excluding VAT 

 Including VAT at 20% 

 up to 200m

 £39.33 

 £47.20 

 201m to 500m

 £69.35 

 £83.22 

 501m to 1000m 

 £128.34 

£154.01 

 1001m and over*

 £43.47 per hour 

 £52.16 per hour 

 Area

 Excluding VAT 

 Including VAT at 20% 

 up to 200m

 £38 

 £45.60 

 201m to 500m

 £67 

 £80.40 

 501m to 1000m 

 £124 

£148.80 

 1001m and over*

 £42 per hour 

 £50.40 per hour 

 

*will be looked at on a case by case basis to assess how much time needs to be spent. 

How do I request information?

 

Request a written response on an area up to 1000m online

 

Request a written response on an area 1001m and over by email