Street Register

The street register is a list of streets maintained with public money.

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  • Public: Maintained at public expense.
  • Private: A road which not maintained at public expense. This means that we are under no obligation to carry out repairs or cleaning, even though it could be a public right of way. Records of land ownership are held by the national Land Registry service, not Leeds City Council.
  • Closed: Former highway which has been subject to a legal closure. We have no maintenance responsibility for them.
  • Section 38: The first stage in the adoption process. Streets which are subject to a Section 38 agreement are legally highway, but the developer is responsible for maintenance until it's been formally handed over to us.
  • Provisional: The second stage in the adoption process. Has the same maintenance status as Section 38 but waiting for a final inspection prior to adoption.
  • Split Status: Streets which have more than one status applicable. The details button will show information on the individual sections.

We also provide plans detailing extents of adoption. This is chargeable at our standard rate of £17.00 for an emailed plan. An online street map is also available to view.

If you have any comments or queries on the data from the register please email us at

Highways Act and adopting roads

New roads that have been constructed to our guidelines are normally adopted by an agreement between the developer and the council under section 38 of the Act. Existing roads will not normally be adopted unless they are brought up to current standards by the owners of the road. It may for example be unpaved, without kerbs, footways, surface water sewers, gullies and lighting, and its surface is probably in a bad condition. Guidelines are available on request.

Under Sections 205 to 218 of the Highways Act 1980, the highway authority (in this case Leeds City Council) may raise the standard of a private street by providing any or all of the missing features or by improving the standard of any existing features. This means we can adopt the street and maintain it at public expense once the necessary works have been completed.

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