Local Land Charges Register and Searches

Planning documents

A national lockdown is in place which means you must stay at home.

For information about the rules, any disruptions to Council services, how to book a COVID-19 test and the support available for residents and businesses visit www.stockton.gov.uk/coronavirus

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.

Please note that turnaround times for Local Land Charges have temporarily increased to:

  • Official Searches - 7 working days
  • Assisted 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 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

EIR temporary procedure during library closure:
As our libraries are currently closed, please use the below methods for acquiring search results. Search results will then be emailed to you following the inspection date timetable.

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

Valid EIR Search Requests Received Between:

Inspection Date

28 November - 11 December 2020

23 December 2020

12 December - 25 December 2020

6 January 2021

26 December - 8 January 2021

20 January 2021

9 January - 22 January 2021

3 February 2021

23 January - 5 February 2021

17 February 2021


Land Charges Search fees

Stockton Borough Council will be making no fee changes from April 2020 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



Please note refunds will not be issued once a search request has been accepted and work has begun on processing.

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. 


Her Majesties Land Register

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is pleased to announce that we are working with HM Land Registry as part of the Local Land Charges migration project.

It is anticipated the Local Land Charges Register will migrate to HM Land Registry in March/April 2021. At the present time, the specific date is not yet agreed and services remain unaffected. This web page will be updated with the latest information as the project progresses.