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Find out if a road is publicly maintained

A 'publicly maintained' road (sometimes referred to as an 'adopted road') is a road that we (as the highway authority) are responsible for maintaining. This includes things such as fixing street lights that are not working and repairing pot holes.

Not all roads and footpaths in Nottinghamshire are publicly maintained. Roads that aren't publicly maintained are the responsibility of the landowner.

You can search online to find out whether a road or part of a road is publicly maintained .


The list has been prepared using the best information available from records at the time of publication. It does not, however, constitute a definitive statement as to the status of any particular highway and only refers to the length publicly maintained and not lateral extents such as whether or not a grass verge is included.

Search for a publicly maintained road

You will need:

  • postcode, or
  • street name.

What you are going to do:

You will search with a street name or postcode. A map will then indicate if the road in question is publicly maintained or not.

Please note that this database does not include

  • any roads that are not publicly maintained (including those covered by a Section 38 agreement)
  • those within Nottingham City boundaries
  • footpaths/other rights of way.

Error messages

If your search returns an error message this could be for one of the following reasons:

  • incorrect spelling of the road name. Please check the spelling you have used eg Elm Tree Road or Elmtree Road
  • the road you are searching for is within Nottingham City boundaries. Please contact Nottingham City Council for information
  • the road you are searching for is within the boundaries of another county. Please check the address and contact the relevant authority
  • The road you are searching for is not publicly maintained.

Partial length publicly maintained

If the result states that the road in question has 'partial length publicly maintained' and you would like further details, please write (including a plan) to:

Nottinghamshire County Council
TBH - Highway Searches
County Hall
Loughborough Road
West Bridgford

Alternative ways to do this:

If you are a landowner and are unsure which section of a road you are responsible for you can:

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