Manchester City Council

Planning & regeneration Local Land Charge Searches

Local Land Charges Service

An easier way to pay your council tax

Service Updates

Official Searches

  1. There are currently no issues affecting the local land charges service
  2. Current turnaround time for searches is within 2-3 working days
  3. VAT will be applied to all Con29 services from 1 April 2017
  4. Revised search fees from 1 April 2017

Personal Search under Envionmental Information Regulations 2004 

  1. There are currently no issues affecting the personal search service
  2. Current turnaround time for searches is within 2-3 working days  
  3. From 1st September 2017 the eir report provided will no longer contain the following unrefined data - Planning Applications, Planning Notices, Building Control Applications, Building Control Contraventions. This data is now publicly available through the Manchester City Council website (see Personal Search page for information)

What services do we offer?

  • manage the Local Land Charges Register as required by the Local Land Charges Act 1975.
  • provide Official Local Authority Search Reports (LLC1, CON29R and CON29O) at a reasonable cost.
  • provide access to the information required to complete your own search reports under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 free of charge.
  • manage the Register of Common Land and Town or Village Greens as required by the Commons Registration Act 1965.

What services do we not provide?

Land Registry / Title Search

If your enquiry relates to ownership of land, private covenants, restrictions on land or a title search including any matters relating to property boundaries you should enquire online to HM Land Registry or by telephone 0300 006 0411

Drainage and Water Search

If your enquiry relates to whether the property is connected to a public water supply, or is connected to a public sewer then you should direct your enquiry to the relevant water authority for the Manchester area - you can enquire online to United Utilities, by email or by telephone 0845 746 2200

Mining searches

The Coal Authority deals with all mining enquiries for the Manchester area. You can enquire online at, by email or by telephone 0845 762 6848.

Local Land Charge Team Contact Details

For further information regarding official local searches and the local land charges register please contact the local land charges team by email or by post to:

Technical Support Team (Land Charges)
Planning, Building Control & Licensing
Growth and Neighbourhoods Directorate
Manchester City Council 
PO Box 532 Albert Square
Manchester M60 2LA

Our Commitment To You

  • we aim to provide a speedy and accurate service.
  • our target turnaround time for Official Local Authority Search Reports is 2-3 working days.
  • our target reply time to letters and emails is 3-5 working days.
  • we have extensive knowledge and experience with regard to local authority searches and are always happy to assist with your enquiries. If we cannot answer your query ourselves we will tell you who to contact.


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