Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Local Land Charges Register and Searches


The Council is required by law to keep a Land Charges Register. The Register records relevant information on every property within Stockton Borough. It includes information about highways, planning conditions, conservation areas, tree preservation orders, enforcement notices, improvement grants and financial charges relating to the property which is the subject of the search.

Searches of the Land Charges Register are carried out when a property or land is sold. The purpose of a search is to disclose to the interested parties any relevant entries on the Register that may affect the property to be purchased.

Turn around times for Local Land Charges are:

  • Assisted Searches - seven working days
  • Full Searches - five working days

Arrange for a search of the Land Charges Register 

You can arrange for a search of the Land Charges Register in the following ways:

    Arrange an assisted Personal search of Property search information online   

                               Arrange an official land charges search online                            

Inspection of Environmental Information Regulations 2004 property information


Inspection of Environmental Information Regulations 2004 Property Information

A timetable for inspection dates for EIR searches is shown below:

Valid EIR Search Requests Received Between:

Inspection Date

24 August 2019 - 6 September 2019

18 September 2019

7 September 2019 - 20 September 2019

2 October 2019

21 September 2019 - 4 October 2019

16 October 2019

5 October 2019 - 18 October 2019

30 October 2019

19 October 2019 - 1 November 2019

13 November 2019

2 November 2019 - 15 November 2019

27 November 2019

16 November 2019 - 29 November 2019

11 December 2019


Land Charges Search fees

Stockton Borough Council will be making no fee changes from April 2019 therefore all fees quoted will remain the same. The Local Land Charges Search total fee for a Residential property will be £109.20 and for a Commercial, industrial and agricultural property £127.20.

The following charges will apply. All fees shown are inclusive of VAT where applicable.

Enquiries of the Local Land Charges register fees

Search type Category


Applicable to Standard Residential

(fee includes VAT where applicable)

Applicable to Standard Commercial

(fee includes VAT where applicable)

LLC1 Standard fee



LLC1 Additional Property



CON 29 (Questions 1 - 3)



Additional Enquiry



CON 29 Additional property



Assisted Search



Assisted Search additional property



Optional Enquiries CON29O

The fee payable for each individual optional question numbers 4 through to 22 shall be £12 per question. This fee is applicable to residential and commercial properties

 View the Statement on Charges for property search information.


Drainage enquiries

Please contact Northumbrian Water for drainage enquiries.