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Your Borough Of Poole

Land Council Owned

We have records held on large scale Ordinance Survey maps showing the boundaries of land that we own.

For Rights of Way maps, please contact Transportation Services.

Find out if Land Next To Your House is Council Owned

We can let you know this, providing the precise location of the land concerned can be accurately described.

We need to know the exact location of the land or property in question and, if possible, the full postal address. The boundaries are often difficult to describe precisely, however, we should be able to tell from a telephone enquiry whether we own land nearby.

For a more precise answer, a plan showing the exact boundaries of the land can be submitted by fax or post.

For land or property with a postal address or which can be described accurately without a detailed plan, enquiries may be submitted online by completing a Property/Land Enquiry Form.

Responsibility for Boundaries of Council Owned Land

You will need to check your own deeds initially, if the boundary responsibility is not clearly identified in your deeds, please contact us.

How to Find Out who owns Private Property

You can contact the Land Registry to obtain the relevant enquiry form.

If the land is unregistered, Land Registry will be unable to assist you. If this is the case, you may wish to make enquiries locally with neighbours. Alternatively, if the land is subject to development proposals Planning and Regeneration will be able to provide information on recent Planning Applications.  

Our charges for Information 

We accept debit and credit card payments by telephone. If you choose the card payment option, we will telephone you to request your card details.  We accept cheques made payable to Borough of Poole.

Cost of Copying Documents


A4   -        25p per single side         

A3   -        50p per single side



A4 & A3     -          £1.20 for the first copy     (60p for each further copy)

A2              -          £1.80

Larger than A2 -  £9.00 for the first copy  (£1.20 for each further copy)


Colour Copies

A4   -          £2.00 per copy    

A3   -          £5.00 per copy

(24 hours collected or posted)


Responding to You

Telephone Enquiries

  • we aim to acknowledge your call within 20 seconds (10 rings).
  • to ensure we provide you with accurate information, we may need to refer to our legal files. We may need to take your details and call you back.

Email / Web Response

  • we aim to acknowledge your email request within one working day and provide you with a response within 14 calendar days.

Written Responses

We aim to:

  • reply within 14 calendar days.
  • reply to an enquiry using the community language / script within which it was received.
  • produce the reply and supporting documents in an appropriate format where necessary in Braille or large print.
  • reply in plain jargon-free language.
  • include a subject / heading, a "signature" with the name, job title and service area of the person responding.
  • provide a contact number and email address.

If a reply requires detailed research or translation, we aim to:

  • acknowledge the enquiry within 7 calendar days and keep you informed of when you can expect a full response.
  • send a detailed response within 28 calendar days

If this is not possible, we will:

  • agree a date with the customer by when they can expect a response
  • we will aim to keep you fully informed about your enquiry

Contact us


01202 261274