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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 - 5 working days
  • Full Searches - 10 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

8 December 2018 – 4 January 2019

9 January 2019

5 January 2019 – 11 January 2019

23 January 2019

12 January 2019 – 25 January 2019

6 February 2019

26 January 2019 – 8 February 2019

20 February 2019

9 February 2019 - 22 February 2019

6 March 2019

23 February 2019 – 8 March 2019

20 March 2019


Land Charges Search fees

Stockton Borough Council will be introducing new fees for land charges transactions with effect from 1 April 2018, 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 £12.00 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.