Rights of Way searches
What is a Rights of Way search?
A rights of way search will identify recorded public rights of way over a particular area of land. We charge a fee for this service. We will also check whether the land is affected by an application to amend the definitive map.
What do I get for my search?
We will normally reply by 1st class post, within seven working days. We will either confirm that no public rights of way are recorded over the search area, or provide a plan showing the public rights of way which cross, or run next to, your search area. In this case we will also tell you the status and identification number of the path(s) and state in simple terms what rights the public has over the path(s) shown on the search.
For searches taking less than one hour our fee is £47. Most searches relating to domestic property take less than an hour. For large areas you can request an estimate prior to the start of work. Subsequent time will be charged at £47 per hour.
How can I undertake a search?
- send your request by post, marked Searches to: Rights of Way, Culture, Communities and Business Services, Hampshire County Council, Castle Avenue, Winchester SO23 8UL
- enclose an Ordnance Survey based plan showing the exact boundary of the area of land you wish to search. A Land Registry plan is ideal
- enclose your cheque (payable to Hampshire County Council)
We are currently unable to perform searches over the telephone or by email.