Highways and land ownership

Land Charges information on highways adoptions and land ownership.

We hold a copy of the Highway Record Map showing highways that are adopted and maintained at the public expense, and the Definitive Map showing public rights of way on behalf of Oxfordshire County Council in order to answer Local Searches.

We can answer queries by phone and in person about whether or not a road is "adopted" (maintainable at the public expense). So please contact the Land Charges team. Detailed questions should be referred to Oxfordshire County Council directly who are the Statutory Highway Authority.

For Road Adoptions

Oxfordshire County Council
Land and Highway Records Office
Speedwell House
Speedwell Street


Email: highway.records@oxfordshire.gov.uk 

Telephone 01865 815082

For Public Rights of Way

Definitive Map & Commons
Oxfordshire County Council
Old Station Way
OX29 4TL

Tel: (01865) 810808

Email: countryside@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Tel: 01865 810807 Fax: 01865 810187

Land Ownership

The Land Charges team does not hold any details on land ownership or boundary responsibilities.

If you believe that land is owned by this council, then please contact the council's strategic property team on southandvaleestatesteam@arcadis.com This link will take you to an external website...  to confirm. If you wish to establish ownership of land and the site you are interested in is not shown as being council owned, then we would suggest you contact the Land Registry on 01452 511111 or at the address below

H.M. Land Registry
Twyver House
Bruton Way

Last reviewed: 22 - 09 - 2016

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