Submit a local authority search

Your solicitor or licensed conveyancer will submit the search application with the appropriate fee to us. Only one copy of each form and plan is required for each search submitted.

How to submit a search online

We prefer you to submit and pay for a land search using our online form.

You may also use the National Land Information Service (NLIS). This service aims to speed up the conveyancing process by the use of electronic online transactions. Our current service enables us to receive and return searches via NLIS.

How to submit a search by email or post

You can also submit your land search request via email to or by post to: Local Land Charges, Newark and Sherwood District Council, Castle House, Great North Road, Newark NG24 1BY.

You’ll need to send:

Please mark clearly the outline of the area to be searched in red on an up-to-date plan. It is crucial that the plan also shows the surrounding roads and properties

Your search will be returned by email.

Fees for local land searches

Search requests will be returned if the fee submitted is incorrect. You can pay online using our website.

If you’re requesting searches on a regular basis, we’re happy to set up an account to invoice you on a monthly basis. Please email for help with this.

The Con29 Search Request Form [94kb] can be filled out and sets out the fees. The form can then be sent to us via email at

Fees for local land searches can be found in the Land Charge Fee Schedule (PDF File, 1,222kb)