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Adopted roads

Adopted roads are those managed and maintained by Fife Council Roads & Transportation Services, no matter who owns the ground on which the road has been constructed.

You can search for adopted roads in Fife by clicking on the map below.

You can inspect the List of Public Roads at Bankhead Central in Glenrothes. The contact details are below.

Adoption agreements

For roads serving five or more houses, constructed from 1985 to the present day:

  • the developer enters into a Construction Consent agreement with Fife Council
  • this sets down the extent of the adopted roads and the construction standards, and
  • the roads are added to the List of Public roads once the developer has met the standards required.

For roads constructed before 1985:

  • Owners of roads or those whose land joins onto a road, can enter into an agreement to improve the road at their own expense to an adoptable standard, set by Fife Council
  • Once the road achieves this standard it can be added to the List of Public Roads.


By letter to:

Roads & Transportation Services,
Assets, Transportation and Environment
Fife Council
Bankhead Central
Bankhead Park

You should receive a response within 10 working days.

You can often receive a faster response by using one of the following enquiry methods. The response time is dependent on whether we need to make a site visit:


If you need a plan showing the adopted roads in a particular area then there may be a charge of £40. This entitles the enquirer to an A3 size plan at a scale of between 1:200 and 1:2500.

The charge for a plan of a larger area or where more than one plan is required will be determined on a case by case basis and agreed with the enquirer in advance. Before we provide any information we must have received your payment.