Highways enquiries


  • Land Charges and Searches Team Leader, Essex Highways,
    Seax House, Victoria Road South
  • Chelmsford
  • Essex
  • CM1 1QH


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  • 0345 603 7631

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Responsibility for Essex highways

Essex County Council is responsible for all the roads in Essex, except for the A12, A120 and motorways M11 and M25, which are maintained by the Highways Agency. Essex has a road network of approximately 4,660 miles in length.

View, track and report a pothole or highway problem online to Essex County Council, this includes:

  • Bollards and railings
  • Bus shelter / bus stop damage
  • Damage to or other grass verge problems
  • Damaged or incorrect signs
  • Drainage problem
  • Kerb defect
  • Pavement defects
  • Pothole
  • Public rights of way (Countryside)
  • Road lining / marking defect
  • Snow and ice problem
  • Street lighting defect
  • Vegetation problem

Essex County Council - 0845 603 7631