We have a duty to maintain the registers, which includes updating the registers when ownership of common rights change, or where rights are apportioned. However, we depend on information provided by interested parties e.g. land owners and right holders and we have no duty to proactively pursue 'amendments'.
We also amend the registers when we are notified by the Land Registry of changes in ownership of land, and we amend the registers in some instances to show changes in address.
The registers are available for public inspection free of charge by appointment. There are several ways to find out if specific areas of land are included on the registers of common land and village greens for North Yorkshire.
We also offer a chargeable service to carry out official searches of the registers and to provide certificates, usually when a property is being bought or sold.