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Rights of Way Property Search

Please note: The property searches available through this page are different from a Local Authority Search, personal search or a land and property search. The Property Search available here is specifically concerned with Public Rights of Way and if a property is affected by one. Often, these searches are commissioned following a Local Authority or personal search where more detail is required. We provide a letter and map, if appropriate, showing the route of any rights of way affecting a specified property. We charge for this service, the details of which are below. For all other types of search, especially those involving Con29 questions, please see the highway records and searches page.

Request a search

If you would like to commission a Public Rights of Way property search, please complete the Rights of Way - Property Search Request Form (838 KB). 

Where possible a property search request must use this form and should be accompanied by an illustrative map. Information provided on maps should reflect the full extent of the property concerned.

A full billing address must be included on each correspondence. Please send a cheque to the address below made payable to Staffordshire County Council. We can also arrange payment by BACS or card. Please contact us for more details.

For multiple searches, invoices for property searches can be raised on, at most, a monthly basis.

To avoid delay, please pay close attention to the correct spelling of search addresses.

Completed forms should be sent to rowpropertysearch@staffordshire.gov.uk


Each search request will cost £20.50. This administrative fee does not include the cost of producing maps.  

Maps will be provided where a property is directly traversed by a right of way, for no extra charge. Where a path or bridleway passes close to a property, but not across it, a brief description of the relevant part of the route will be incorporated in the response letter but no map will be provided. If you require a map in this instance, one can be provided, but will incur a further charge of £6.

The details supplied by you for the Property Search will be stored on our Property Search Database and used to:

  • administer the Property Search Database;
  • contact you if there are issues with your Property Search;
  • maintain a record of mapping provided under our Ordnance Survey licence agreement;
  • allow analysis to be done on numbers and locations of Property Searches and for no other purpose.

We may be asked to provide details of the maps we have supplied and to whom for the Ordnance Survey under the Public Sector Mapping Agreement. Other than under these circumstances, we will not pass on any of the information provided by you to any third parties. For more information on our Data Protection standards please see our fair processing notice page.

Contact Us

Contact Shona Frost on 01785 277280 for further information on rights of way property searches. 

Viewing the Definitive Map

Please note that the Definitive Map of Public Rights of Way in Staffordshire is available for inspection, by prior arrangement at: 

No. 1 Staffordshire Place,
Tipping Street
ST16 2DH

There is no charge for this service. Please note that no interpretation can be offered on the Definitive Map. 

Single extracts are available at a cost of £6.00 up to an A3 sheet.

For more information please visit The Definitive Map page.

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