Submitting a local authority search

Details of how you can submit a Local Authority Search.


As far as possible, we are committed to providing all our essential services as usual but, unfortunately due to the current situation with COVID-19,  we will no longer be able to process postal searches with cheques effective immediately. 

We do however have a fully electronic search request service available on our web site for you to use. Click on the link below entitled 'Local Land Charges Search - apply and pay' to use this service.

If you have any problems at all please don't hesitate to contact us at Thank you for your understanding.

Please use our On-Line Search Application service by clicking on this link: Local Land Charges Search - apply and pay

This service will allow you to specify your search requirements, attach a plan and make payment via Debit/Credit Card (please note, the Land Charges team can no longer take card payments over the phone). It would be appreciated if you could use this method for all your future search requests.

Alternatively, you can apply for a search electronically via National Land Information Service (see information below).

National Land Information Service (NLIS)

  • NLIS is a government initiative which carries the sole mandate of providing electronic official land and property information held by all Local Authorities in England and Wales, as well as other official sources of data, including HMLR, the Coal Authority and water companies.
  • The NLIS Hub acts as a gateway for conveyancers to access land and property information through one of the NLIS Licensed Channels listed below. The NLIS Hub is regulated by Land Data.
  • For further information on how to order NLIS searches visit the website: National Land Information Service (NLIS)
  • Search Flow
  • Thames Water
  • Big Property Data
  • Index Property Information
  • Legalinx

Highways Enquiries

We are no longer the agent for the Highway Authority.  Highways related questions on the search forms are answered by Surrey County Council's Highway Information Team. There is an additional fee for each search and this fee is included in our overall search cost.  The County Council will only answer additional enquiries (i.e. those not printed on the CON forms) if these are submitted direct to them.  Please contact them direct for pricing details by visiting the Surrey County Council  website.

Drainage Enquiries

Thames Water Utilities have responsibility for drainage enquiries.  Please contact them direct for details.