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Property documents and history searches

Search for and request copies of property documents, such as building control and planning decision notices and planning history searches.

Property documents

Property documents can sometimes be required when selling a property to show either that work has been completed properly, or that permission was not required. They include:

  • planning permission decision notices, and
  • building control decision notices and certificates.
Request a property document

Planning permission decision notices

Planning permission decision notices that are recorded electronically can be viewed and downloaded from our Public Access website free of charge.

Alternatively you can apply online to receive a copy of a planning permission property document. You will need to know the application reference number of the planning permission property document which you can get from the Public Access website, or by asking us to carry out a planning history search for you.

The current fee for each property document requested is £7.29 and we will aim to provide them to you within 10 working days of your request.

Request a copy of a decision notice online

Building control decision notices and certificates

You can apply online to receive a copy of a building control property document. You will need to know the application reference number of the building control property document which you can get by searching the Building Control Application Register.

The current fee for each property document requested is £7.29, and we will aim to provide them to you within 10 working days.

Request a copy of a building control property document online

Planning history searches

You can ask us to search a property or site address to see what planning applications have been made, if any. This will detail all planning applications that have been made on a property, including historic copies within our archive.