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Adopted roads and highways

We maintain the record that shows the extent of the roads, paths and verges that the City Council is responsible for maintaining at public expense, the adopted highway, and known as the Highway Adoption Register.

We provide replies to those requiring more information on public highways.

We are responsible for roads becoming highway maintainable at public expense. Payments apply for these services.

Highway adoption register

The register lists the adopted or public highways in alphabetical order.  The register is not a list of all streets in Hull. For example, it does not include -

  • A63 and A1033 Trunk Roads
  • private roads and paths
  • roads, streets and or paths that are owned by other parts of the Council, such as the Housing Service
  • access to private property

It is available to view free of charge at the address below between 8.30am and 4.30 pm Monday to Thursday, and 8.30am to 4pm Friday. 

Highway Enquiries

There are two ways of getting more information on roads by submitting a -

New roads

On application from developers and others responsible for the design and build of new roads, we approve and agree the layout to ensure completion to a suitable standard and for these to become highway maintainable at public expense.
Sometimes this process can take a long time and while roads remain ‘private’ or ‘unadopted’, it is the responsibility of the developer.

If you live in a road that is not, currently, adopted and you want to know whether and when the road is likely to be adopted or, if you are a developer proposing to construct a new road and you wish to find out more about the processes required to secure its adoption, please contact us.


For information regarding land search fees visit the link below.

Local authority land search fees

Written enquiries

To tell you whether a road is adopted highway or not is free of charge.

Other highway records information is charged per address at a minimum £25 or first item plus £5 per additional question. Payment can be made by cheque payable to Hull City Council and sent to the address below.
Road adoption

We charge for the inspection of works in connection with new roads being offered for adoption. The fee is 10 per cent of the estimated cost of the works.

Extra charges apply for legal and specialist works, such as street lighting and traffic signals.

Contact us

The Highway Development Control Section
Hull City Council
Floor 2
Festival House
93 Jameson Street

Tel: 01482 300 300
Fax: 01482 616 567

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