Highway Record Enquiries
For general highway related issues, please contact Customer Services on 0116 305 0001 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Our charges for providing this service have increased from 1st April 2013. See charges below for further information.
- What is a Highway Records Enquiry? / What is NOT a Highway Records Enquiry?
- How to make a request
- Enquiry Types and Charges
- Further Information
In responding to a Highway Records Enquiry (sometimes referred to as a Highways Search), we are able to offer highway information relating to a specific property on subjects such as:
What is NOT a Highway Records Enquiry?
There are a number of areas which do not fall under the remit of a Highway Records Enquiry. This includes subjects such as:
Note: We can not give out specific information relating to an enquiry over the telephone. Research is always required for any type of enquiry to ensure that we are providing you with the best available information at that time. Please only contact us by telephone if you require us to clarify the fee for your enquiry.
We do have the facility to submit enquiries online. If payment is required for your type of enquiry, you can pay by credit or debit card using this method. You can still use this form if your enquiry does not require payment. You are still able to submit a letter with your enquiry when using this form.
You can e-mail us with your request by sending your enquiry to email@example.com. If payment is needed, we will respond to you by e-mail with the amount required. To make payment you can either use the Highway Enquiries Online Form, or send a cheque to us in the post (address details are below).
If you would prefer to enquire in writing and make your payment by cheque, you can write to us at the following address enclosing a cheque made payable to Leicestershire County Council:
Highway Record Enquiries,
Environment & Transport,
Leicestershire County Council,
Environment & Transport,
Leicestershire County Council,
Alternatively, you can fax your enquiry to 0116 305 7014 making it for the attention of Highway Record Enquiries.
If you choose to pay by cheque, we will include a receipt with our response in the post. If payment is made online, you should receive an electronic receipt of payment.
Before you proceed to view our enquiry types and charges, some information that may provide an answer to your enquiry is already freely available on our website.
Road Status Search
You can check the status of a particular named road by using our Road Status Search. Simply type in the name of a road, optionally select the town or district and click search. The status of your road will then be shown to you with the explanation of the status below.
If you believe there to be an error or you need to clarify the results of your search (such as if the road is shown as part publicly maintained), please contact us on the details in the bottom left corner of this page.
Map of Public Rights of Way
Paper copies of the Definitive Map of Public Rights of Way can be viewed either at County Hall or at a number of public libraries across Leicestershire. Please go to our Rights of Way Mapping web page for further information.
From 1st April 2013, our fees have changed to reflect the increased costs of providing this service since our fees were last amended in April 2009.
We have also withdrawn the 'Written Information Only' service for clarifying highway extents. This is due to highway extent information being too open to misinterpretation without the provision of a plan.
Please see below for a summary of our fees depending on your type of enquiry. If you are unsure which category your enquiry fits in to, please view the Enquiry Types web page where can find more details on each enquiry type and its cost. If you are still unsure as to the charge required, please contact us on the details in the bottom left corner of this page.
Note: ALL enquiries should be accompanied with a clear plan showing an accurate boundary of the property, land registry title plans are preferred.
|Enquiry Type||Charge (from 1 Apr 2013)||Information Provided|
|Initial enquiry||£0||This option is if you are unsure which charge you should pay.|
|Basic extent of highway enquiry||From £55*||Highway extent plan and explanation letter|
|Written information only||Service withdrawn||A written response to enquiries only. No highway extent plan included.|
|Comprehensive enquiry||From £70*||Highway extent plan and written response for up to seven questions.|
|Clarifying search information||£0||Written response. District/Borough Council or County Council search reference and date of search required.|
|Part publicly maintained clarification||£0||Confirmation of status of the section of road which serves a specified property. Does not include extent information.|
* VAT is not applicable for these enquiries.
Prices will only exceed those shown above if the area required on a plan will not fit on A3@1:2500 or more than the maximum of seven questions have been asked within your enquiry. The extra fee for a larger plan size is to cover the additional research involved to maintain our high standards of accuracy within a larger sized area.
If you believe your enquiry will exceed these amounts, please contact us before submitting your enquiry so that we can provide you with a quote.
Enquiry Types - Full description of each type of enquiry along with current charges.
Highway Extent Plans - Further information regarding the scale, accuracy and quality of our highway extent plans. Includes a sample.
Highway Record Enquiries Further Information - Lists in more detail what is covered by a Highway Records Enquiry and where to get information on what is not covered.
Page Last Updated: 2 April 2013