Land Charges

The County Council Land Charges section is responsible for providing information in connection with Local Land Charge searches. The information provided answers questions on highways maintainable at public expense, road schemes and proposed traffic schemes.
Generally Solicitors and Licensed Conveyancers submit a search request to the relevant District Council. The search is a statutory requirement in any property or land-based transaction and reveals any planning, environmental health, financial and highway restrictions recorded upon the search subject. A fee is charged for this search.  Search fees can be found on the relevant district councils website.

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Devon County Council
Legal Services
County Hall
Topsham Road


Highways enquiries - 01392 382295

Common Land and Village Green enquiries - 01392 382937

Do it Online

These records are public records held at County Hall, Exeter, and are available for viewing by appointment within normal office hours i.e. Monday to Thursday 9am - 5pm and Friday 9am - 4pm. The office closes at lunchtime.