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Request a Petroleum Environment search

If you are developing a plot of land, or have concerns about possible pollution from stored petrol on land (in County Durham), you can ask us to carry out a search.

These locations may have previously been:

  • petrol filing stations
  • transport depots
  • yards
  • other commercial premises

We will check our records to find out whether this location has:

  • been used to store petrol, including the number and size of tanks
  • old petrol tanks remaining on the land

To see if land has possible pollution from stored petrol you can apply to Search the stored petrol register.


It costs £75.00 to request a search. When we complete the search we'll let you know whether we hold any records for this land.

If there are no records to see, there are no further costs.

If there are  related records and you want to see this information, this will cost a further £75.

We may also be able to provide plans of the location requested -  these cost £5 per copy.


We aim to respond to your enquiry within 10 workings days.

If information is found, we aim to release this to you within 5 working days of you making your payment.

Contact us
Environment, Health and Consumer Protection
03000 261 016
Our address is:
  • Durham County Council
  • Environment, Health and Consumer Protect
  • PO Box 617
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 9HZ