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The List of Streets and the Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way

Nottingham City Council is committed to maintaining an up-to-date List of Streets and a Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way, as required by the Highways Act 1980 and the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. This includes all streets, highways, and grass verges under our care.

Accessible Information:

  • The List of Streets details every adopted street maintained at public expense.
  • The Definitive Map and Statement outlines all public rights of way, including footpaths, bridleways, and byways.

The list of Streets and the Definitive Map and Statement can be viewed here. The Definitive Map and Statement List

Highway Searches information

Nottingham City Council offers a range information on highways and public rights of way. This service is primarily for solicitors, conveyancers, and search companies, which in turn aids their clients in making informed decisions about purchasing or leasing properties.

Included in this information are comprehensive details concerning:

  • The extent of adopted highways surrounding the property
  • Nearby traffic management schemes
  • Insights into land reserved for future road construction and expansion.
  • Updates on forthcoming highway adoptions.
  • Disclosure of any public rights of way that may impact the property.

A typical plan supplied by the City Council illustrates the extent of the adopted highway and the network of public rights of way.

Under the Local Land Charges Act and Rules of 1977 and the Charges for Property Searches Regulations 2008, a Council may charge a fee for this information. From 2017 HM Revenue and Customs have imposed the standard rate of 20% VAT on fees for Local Search requests, including Highway Searches. Please see below fees from April 2023.

Information requested

Service Provided


Standard search response by email and one A4 / A3 plan (the fee covers one property search only)

A standard response includes an emailed written statement for a maximum of 8 questions on one property, including

· Confirmation of whether the relevant highway(s) around the property is / are maintainable at the public expense and one A4 / A3 plan showing the same

· If relevant, the plan will also show any public rights of way (both publicly maintained and not publicly maintained) affecting the property

· Information on any proposed or current road improvements schemes, widening schemes, traffic regulation orders, or road closures affecting the property 

£58.33 (excluding VAT) / £70.00 (including VAT)

Additional information

If you request additional information on the same property which was not included in the original search enquiry an additional fee of £33.33 per hour (excluding VAT) shall be applied. We will advise you of the estimated charge before undertaking the additional work.

PDF copy of Highway Agreement, Deed of Dedication, or other related documents (e.g. Section 38, Section 278 Highways Act 1980). Please send your request to the email address below and we’ll check if we have a copy)

£33.33 per hour (excluding VAT) / £40 (including VAT)


£50 per copy (no VAT charged)


Payment by debit or credit card: please contact Clair Thurman on 0115 8764602 or email Clair Thurman

Payment by cheque: please make cheques payable to “Nottingham City Council” and forward to the address

The information provided at the time of the Search Request is to the best of our knowledge correct. Changes are made to the adopted highway network and to the public rights of way network on a regular basis. To ensure that no changes are made to the adopted highway network and/or public rights of way network between the date of your Highway Search enquiry and the date of sale / lease of the property, you are advised to carry out your Highway Search as near as possible to the date of sale / lease of the property.

All electronic plans are supplied in a Portable Document Format (PDF) as shown by the example above and are therefore subject to distortion when enlarged. Plans should be viewed at their original scale only.

Contact us

Please report anomalies or other queries on the extent of the adopted highway and/or alignment of public rights of way using the email below

Please forward postal Highway Search requests to:

Highway Searches
Nottingham City Council
Traffic and Flood Risk Management
Loxley House
Station Street

Tel: 0115 876 5246

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