Local authority searches

Please read our information on how we are supporting residents and businesses, as well as information on affected services.


For a full Search and Enquiries

  • Please submit forms LLC1 and Con29 (2016 Edition). Or submit our own Search Request form.
  • Please provide a correct, clear and full address of the property or land.
  • Please provide an Ordnance Survey plan, showing the full extent of the area/property edged in red. 
  • Please ensure the plan shows any highways on which replies are sought.
  • Please submit any optional enquiries (if required) on form Con29O.
  • Fast, easy submissions by direct email: landcharge@cornwall.gov.uk
  • Postal services are also available. Please submit to our centralised mailroom at:
         Unit 17
         Threemilestone Industrial Estate
         Truro. TR4 9LD
  • We accept Card Payments for all fees payable.

Standard Search Fees (including Vat)

Fees as of 11 January 2021

  • Standard Search and Enquiries £208.00* (£150.67 + vat +£ 27.20)
  • Search only (LLC1) £27.20
  • Con29 Enquiries only £180.80 (£150.67 + vat)
  • Optional Enquiries 4 to 22 on Con29O £19.25 each (£16.04 + vat)
  • Own worded Enquiries £32.75 each (£27.29 + vat)
  • Extra Parcels of Land on LLC1 £3.45 each*
  • Extra Parcels of Land on Con29 or Con29O £15.30 each* (£12.75 + vat)
  • Extra Parcels on combined LLC1 and Con29 £18.75 each* (£12.75 + vat + £3.45)

*We reserve the right to charge extra for complex searches or extra parcels.

  • Refresh of a Standard Search £53.50 (£38.67 + vat + £7.10)

Please return the original search results within 6 months of original submission.

Copy documents file pursuant to the Local Land Charges Rules 1977.

  • Planning Decision Notice **£15.00 (£12.50+vat) each
  • plus a one off administration charge of £7.00 (£5.83+vat).
  • Legal Agreements (TPO's, Sec106 and Enforcement Notices) £25.00 (£20.83+vat) each
  • plus a one off administration charge of £7.00 (£5.83+vat)

The admin fee charged is per application site rather than per application.

** Please check the Online Planning Register. Many decision notices are free to download.

  • General correspondence fee £32.75 (£27.29 + vat)
  • Highway extent correspondence fee £46.50 (£38.75 + vat)

Drainage Enquiries:

Please refer to South West Water, Peninsula House, Rydon Lane, Exeter EX2 7HR   Tel:0344 346 2020

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