Local land charges searches

As the Highway Authority, the County Council provides highway information to district councils for completion of the local land charges search certificate. The information primarily provided is in connection with highways maintainable at public expense, road improvement schemes and new road schemes. The searches are completed and returned to the appropriate district council for collation within 3 working days. We charge the district council a fee for providing this information.

A written reply to a highways enquiry is £31.25, then £20.00 for each additional question. If you would like a quote for your enquiry please email your enquiry to landcharges@devon.gov.uk.

View land charges records

Public records are held at County Hall, Exeter, and are available for viewing by appointment within normal office hours: Monday to Thursday 9am – 5pm and Friday 9am – 4pm. Please note that the office closes at lunchtime.

To make an appointment to view the List of Streets (highway record) or the Common Land or Town or Village Green Registers please phone 01392 382295 or email landcharges@devon.gov.uk.