Highway status enquiries

We are the Highway Authority for North Northamptonshire and hold information about the status and extent of the highway (excluding trunk roads and motorways - these are the responsibility of National Highways).

We also advise on matters relating to boundary features such as trees, hedges or fence lines.


Our charges reasonably reflect the work and cost of answering these queries.

If you need a plan showing the extent of publicly maintained highway in the vicinity of a property, there is a charge of £80 per A4 sheet at 1:500 to 1:2500 scale or £110 per A3 sheet.

If an area of land requires a plan larger than A3, please contact us as the price can vary.

There is a charge of £16 for each additional question relating to:

  • section 38 agreements and adoption information (if you need a copy of a Section 38 Agreement there are additional costs)
  • traffic management and highway schemes
  • if a property abuts the highway
  • public rights of way
  • highway building and improvement lines

We will issue an invoice once the search has been completed.

Copies of Section 38 agreements

Find out how to get a copy of a Section 38 agreement.

Contact us


[email protected]


Investigation and Searches
Sheerness House
41 Meadow Road
NN16 8TL

Highway Register

Highways Act 1980 Section 36(6) and (7)

We keep an up-to-date list of streets called the Highways Register, which is constantly being amended and updated.

When there are doubts about the status shown for any particular street, you should contact Investigation and Searches (Northamptonshire Highways).

This list is held in digital format and can be accessed through our Interactive Mapping.

Last updated 07 February 2024