Local land charges: personal search
We have made some important changes to our personal search service for a temporary period to enable all of our customers and staff to stay safe and protected during the current coronavirus pandemic. We intend to re-introduce ‘in person’ personal searches by late spring 2022. We will contact personal search companies by email to advise as soon as specific information is known.
In the meantime:
- The personal search appointment system requiring you to attend the Council House is currently suspended until further notice.
- We will email the Local Land Charges Register extract to customers.
- To request a personal search of the Local Land Charges Register please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the search address and appropriate plan. Requests can only be accepted by email. We will let you know the date of the next available slot you are booked onto.
- Emergency appointment slots will be withdrawn during this period.
Please be advised that we cannot guarantee the return of search information by a particular date. The provision of search services is subject to staff and resource and IT availability. However, we will do our best to return information to customers on the date of the booked appointment.
Historical plotting sheets and decision notices
We are sorry but we are temporarily unable to provide access to historical plotting sheets and decision notices currently.
We are also unable to provide access to view records at the Council House under the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) 2004 during this temporary period.
You can submit an EIR request for information relating to a specific property or address to FOI@derby.gov.uk with a relevant plan. EIR requests normally take up to 20 working days to be processed.
Your patience and understanding during this time is appreciated.
What is a personal search?
A personal search is a search of the Local Land Charges Register. As well as viewing entries from the Local Land Charges Register, you can inspect the Council's statutory public registers.
It is not possible to answer all of the search enquiry form - known as CON29R - questions by only inspecting the public registers. We apply Rule 7 of the Local Land Charges Rules 1977, so you will need to look at the planning plotting sheets to help you decide which planning registers to look at. You can look at these during your appointment time.
Arrangements for access to data for the CON29 questions is contained in our document Information for local search enquiries.
How do I make an appointment for a personal search?
All personal search appointments are available at the Council House, Derby, DE1 2FS.
The 45 minute appointment slots are allocated on a 'first come, first served' basis between 8.45am and 11.45am, Monday to Friday.
Please contact us to make an appointment.
More information regarding personal searches is available in our personal search information note.
How do I get more information?
Our Schedule of Registers/Information for Local Search Enquiries contains access arrangements and fees for information relating to CON29 enquiries.
To request us to supply specific CON29 information for the appropriate fee, please download and return the Individual CON29 questions.