Requests for an archive search can only be made by the property owner or professional third party acting on behalf of the owner. Please email us to make a request.

Archive searches will be dealt with strictly in date order of request.

The current charge for this service is:

  • enquiries and searching of historic records where 3C carry out the search (response within 20 working days):£60
  • enquiries and searching of historic records where 3C carry out the search (response within 48 hours if practically possible):£90
  • additional charges may apply for copying of documents
  • for large commercial schemes, please request a quotation.

VAT is not applicable to these fees.

We require payment before we carry out the search - you can make a payment over the phone with a debit or credit card. Please note that the search fee is still payable even if we are unable to find the document.

We are legally obliged to keep records for 15 years. For applications older than this there may only be limited information on record.

If you require a standard response to CON29 enquiries please contact the Land Charges team of the respective council. Details are available on their websites: