Somerset County Council

Road records


We maintain a ‘List of Streets’ which identifies all roads (or parts thereof) that we are responsible for maintaining as highway at public expense.  This is available for inspection, free of charge at County Hall, Taunton, and local District Council offices. You can also find the List of Streets in the Information and Resources section of this page. This List of Streets should not be relied upon to decide the extents of adopted highway for search purposes.

When a road is adopted as highway maintainable at public expense, the boundary of the road is defined so that we can identify land which is considered part of the public highway. These records are held on a comprehensive plan-based system, shown on Ordnance Survey maps.

If you wish to contact us to find out if we are responsible for looking after a particular section of road, we will provide you with a copy of the record.  There is a charge of £40 inc VAT to provide an extract of the Road Records and £7 inc VAT for each extra question asked.

We aim to fulfil your request within 10 working days.


Contact: Road Records and Licensing
Address: Somerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton, TA1 4DY
Phone: 0300 123 2224
Customer Contact Opening Hours: Monday 8am to 6pm, Tuesday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm, Saturday and Sunday closed.
Road Records and Licensing opening hours: Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm, Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm, Saturday and Sunday closed.

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