HM Land Registry and Searches

Planning documents

COVID-19 rates in Stockton-on-Tees are very high so the Government has named it, along with the rest of the North East, an Enhanced Response Area. Find out more on our Enhanced Response Area page.

For general Coronavirus information including disruptions to Council services or how to book a COVID-19 test visit

HM Land Registry

On the 7 April 2021, the Local Land Charges Register migrated to HM Land Registry. Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council no longer provide a Local Land Charge search service.

You can access the new digital service through your portal account, Business Gateway and on the HM Land Registry pages on the GOV.UK website.


Con29 Enquiries

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council will continue to provide replies to Con29 enquiries.

It is important to remember to only submit the required fee of £85.20 (residential) and £103.20 (commercial) when submitting a CON29 enquiry to us on or after 7 April 2021. Please note our current turnaround times for Con29 enquires is 7 working days.

Arrange a Con29/Con29O land search

The fees for Con29 enquiries are as follows:

Search Type


Applicable to Standard Residential

(fee includes VAT where applicable)

Applicable to Standard Commercial

(fee includes VAT where applicable)

CON 29 (Questions 1 - 3)



CON29O Option Questions (Question 4 – 22 )

Questions are purchased individually. Price per question.



CON 29 Additional property



Additional Enquiry



Please note payment is required once a search request has been accepted and work has begun processing.


Inspection of Environmental Information Regulations 2004 Property Information

The Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) give people a right of access to information about the activities of public authorities that relate to or affect the environment, unless there is good reason for them not to have the information.

Environmental information is any information on:

  • the state of the elements of the environment and the interaction among these elements;
  • factors affecting or likely to affect those elements;
  • measures or activities affecting or likely to affect those factors or elements, or designed to protect those elements;
  • reports on the implementation of environmental legislation;
  • cost benefit​ and other economic analyses and assumptions used within the framework of those measures and activities; and
  • the state of human health and safety, conditions of human life, cultural sites and built structures in as much as they are or may be affected by those elements.

Some environmental information is already freely available on the Councils  website .In these cases a formal request for information is not required as research can be made directly on the internet without cost.

Where the council receives an EIR request to supply information, appropriate fees may apply.

The Regulations require that EIR information is provided within 20 working days, however this deadline can be extended to 40 working days where the request is both complex and a large amount of information is required.

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

Valid EIR Search Requests Received Between

Planned Inspection Date

17 April - 30 April 2021

12 May 2021

1 May - 14 May 2021

26 May 2021

15 May - 28 May 2021

09 June 2021

29 May - 11 June 2021

23 June 2021

14 June - 18 June 2021

7 July 2021

21 June - 25 June 2021 14 July 2021
28 June - 2 July 2021 21 July 2021
5 July - 9 July 2021 28 July 2021
12 July - 16 July 2021 4 August 2021
19 July - 23 July 2021 11 August 2021
26 July - 3- July 2021 18 August 2021
2 August - 6 August 2021 25 August 2021
9 August - 13 August 2021 1 September 2021
16 August - 20 August 2021 8 September 2021
23 August - 27 August 2021 15 September 2021

Complete the online EIR enquiry form

Any queries regarding an EIR enquiry, please contact the relevant department using the contact details listed in the table below.


[email protected]


[email protected]

Environmental Health

[email protected]


[email protected]

Alternatively please contact us by telephone on 01642 526914.


Drainage Enquiries

Please contact Northumbrian Water for drainage enquiries. This includes S104 agreement enquiries.