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Road Adoptions

There are numerous private (Unadopted) roads, lanes and footways in Aberdeen,  many of which are used by the public.

It is our duty to maintain roads on the Statutory List of Public Roads, however we have no legal obligation to maintain private roads.

We will formally adopt and take over the responsibility for the upkeep of a private road if it is made up to the published standard. Once the road is made up to the required standard it will be added to the Statutory List of Public Roads.

Enquiries regarding a private road, lane or footway to be adopted should be made in writing to the address below.

Report a concern via our Report It page.

Back to the Roads and Pavements home page.


  • Phone: 03000 200 292

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