Anyone can make a request to carry out a Personal Search. However, they should be competent and prepared to carry out a search and inspection of local authority records without assistance from local authority staff. We offer no compensation for Personal Searches.
Both the Land Charges Register and Planning Registers are made available for inspection, free of charge, at our offices in Wyre Forest House, Finepoint Way, Kidderminster, DY11 7WF.
We operate an appointment system and requests for an appointment for both Land Charges and Planning should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. We do not accept appointment requests by telephone. You must include with your email address and a plan outlining the area in red to be searched and note the address of the property on the plan. Requests will be returned if incorrect or incomplete information is provided.
We offer two, 1 hour appointment slots per day, 11am and 2pm and you can request up to four addresses per slot. If you are unable to complete the searches in the allocated time you will need to book another appointment. It would be helpful if you would state your preferred appointment days/times when emailing.
We aim to respond and confirm your appointment by email within 10 working days. Please do not assume that you have booked the appointment until you receive a confirmation email from us. Once the appointment has been confirmed, we are unable to add further addresses as you will be jumping the queue. All requests are dealt with in strict date order.
We provide the following information for inspection only;
The paperwork is made available for inspection only and should not be taken away from the office.
Copies via camera/mobile phone are not permitted.