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Highway Status Enquiry fees

The below fees apply for requests for copies of Highway Agreements under Section 38 and Section 278 of the Highways Act 1980, Advance Payments Code notices and Stopping Up Orders.

For confimation of whether a street is a highway maintainable at the public expense, or to request a plan showing the extents of an adopted street, please contact Local Land Charges highway enquiries. 

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For confirmation of the freehold ownership information of an area of highway land a Land Registry search will need to be undertaken.

Enquiry/document typeFee (2020/21)

Adoption status enquiry

This will include

  • Confirmation of whether an application to adopt the road has been received
  • A copy of the relevant Highways Agreement (if applicable)
  • Confirmation of any certificates issued (if applicable)
  • Confirmation of remaining Bond amount (if applicable)
  • Details of any supplementary Agreements or Deeds of Grants applicable to the development along with confirmation of the cost for providing them
£46.50 (£38.75 plus VAT) per Agreement

Other Highway Agreements

including but not limited to

  • Deeds of Grants of Easement
  • Deed of Variations
  • Extension Agreements
  • Novation Agreements 
£46.50 (£38.75 plus VAT) per Agreement

Advance Payments Code Notices

This will include

  • A copy of the Section 220(1) notice
  • Confirmation of any payments secured with the Council
  • Copies of any supplementary notices issued i.e. Section 220(4) notices, exemption notices etc
£46.50 (£38.75 plus VAT) per Agreement

Stopping Up Orders

This will include

  • A copy of the Stopping Up Order
£46.50 (£38.75 plus VAT) per Order

Additional Enquiries

Including but not limited to

  • Confirmation of compliance with a Highways Agreement
  • Confirmation as to the current of status of a private road, including why it hasn’t been adopted as a highway maintainable at the public expense
  • Confirmation regarding the status of an Advance Payments Code notice
  • Confirmation if there is an Agreement under Section 38 and/or Section 278 and/or Advance Payments Code notice
£46.50 (£38.75 plus VAT) per additonal enquiry


Request copies of highway agreements online

Documents will be provided electronically within 10 workings days from receipt of the required payment, this timescale may be extended if additional investigations are required.

Expedited enquires - In some instances it will be possible to offer an expedited service with documents provided electronically within 48 hours from receipt of the required payment. An additional fee of £23.25 (£19.38 plus VAT) will be required per document or additional enquiry. Confirmation of whether this service can be offered will be confirmed following receipt of your initial request.

If you require the request form in a different format please contact or phone 0300 1234 222.