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Highway adoption status search

Our highways adoption status search tool shows whether or not a road is maintained by the County Council as Highways Authority. It’s not a comprehensive list of all roads in Leicestershire but most are included.

List Of Streets - Highways Act 1980 Section 36(6) & (7)

Leicestershire County Council is required under Section 36 of the Highways Act 1980 to keep an up-to-date record of all highways maintainable at public expense in Leicestershire. This is currently available across two online locations:

  • All Streets except most Public Rights of Way

The Highway Adoption Status Search tool provides free access to the adoption status of every known street in Leicestershire excluding most Public Rights of Way recorded on the Definitive Map.

  • Public Rights of Way 

The legal record of Public Rights of Way in Leicestershire is the Definitive Map and Statement and is only available on request. However an online map of Public Rights of Way is also available, which together with the Highway Adoption Status Search forms our complete published record of highways maintainable at public expense as required under Section 36 of the Highways Act 1980.

Highway Adoption Status Search tool - terms of use

This search tool has been prepared using best available information from records compiled by the County Council and is correct to the best of our knowledge.  It does not, however, constitute a definitive statement as to the status of any particular highway; neither is it a comprehensive list of all streets in the county (though many are included for informative purposes). Please notify us if you believe any of the information is incorrect.

By following the link to the Highway Adoption Status Search Tool you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of use outlined above.

Highways Adoption status search

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