Please note we are no longer able to take cash payments at the Civic Centre.
What is a personal search?
A 'personal search' is a search of 'public registers' held by Local Authorities and Utility Companies.
The Highway Authority, Environment Agency, and water companies hold information that may affect your property:
- Register of Local Land Charge (appointment to be made with the Local Land Charge section)
- Register of Planning applications
- Register of Environmental Protection Nuisance and Clean Air can be viewed at the main reception at the Civic Centre
Who can make a search of Public registers?
Anyone can view a Public register.
How do I make a Personal Search?
To make a request you should email email@example.com and provide 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 24/48 hours.
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.
Land Charge Section, Stafford Borough Council, Civic Centre, Riverside, Stafford ST16 3AQ
Tel: 01785 619 534
Environmental and Health Services, Civic Centre, Riverside, Stafford ST16 3AQ
Tel: 01785 619 402
Staffordshire County Council, Development Services Department, Land Charges Section, Riverway, Stafford ST16 3TJ
Tel: 01785 226 000, Fax: 01785 276 699
Severn Trent Water Limited, Severn Trent Searches, PO Box 10155, Nottingham NG1 9HQ
DX: 723860 Nottingham 43
Tel: 0115 971 3550
Environment Agency, Sentinel House, Wellington Crescent, Fradley Park, Lichfield WS13 8RR
Tel: 0870 8 506 506