Personal Search Process and Guidance

These are searches of public registers held by local authorities and utility companies. A personal search does not provide all the information on a full (LLC1 and CON 29) search.

Anyone can view a public register and you can make a request by email to, providing the following:

  • A location plan of the property/area to be searched against clearly outlined in red.
  • The correct postal address including postcode must be quoted.

If we hold any information we will email you back within 4-5 working days.

  • The Local Plan is available online to view information on Land Designations and Proposals.
  • Information regarding The Contaminated Land Register, Hazardous Substance Consents and Noise Abatement Zones can be obtained by contacting our Environmental Health section.
  • Information on Road Adoption, Public Rights of Way are available at Staffordshire County Council. Contact these services directly to make an appointment.
  • All enquiries regarding Public or Adopted Sewers should be directed to Severn Trent Water.

Contact details:

Land Charge Section, Civic Centre, Riverside, Stafford ST16 3AQ

Tel: 01785 619 534

Environmental and Health Services, Civic Centre, Riverside, Stafford ST16 3AQ

Tel: 01785 619 402

Land Charges, Staffordshire County Council, 1 Staffordshire Place, Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 2DH

Tel: 0300 111 8000

Severn Trent Water Limited, Severn Trent Searches, PO Box 10155, Nottingham NG1 9HQ

Tel: 0115 971 3550

Environment Agency, Sentinel House, Wellington Crescent, Fradley Park, Lichfield WS13 8RR

Tel: 0370 850 6506

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