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The Prime Minister has today set out the next steps in the easing of lockdown. See the press conference at Youtube: Prime Minister's Coronavirus press conference (10 May 2021) for details.

Between 4.00pm on Wednesday 12 May and 7.30am on Thursday 13 May, the following systems will be unavailable due to essential maintenance: our online council tax, business rates and housing benefit overpayments service, our welfare assistance form and our test and trace payments form. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Land charges income statement


This page details the income received for enquiries about property/land charges.

2017-18 Financial Summary

The total income received by Durham County Council in the financial year ending 31 March 2018 from charges made under the regulation 8 of The Local Authorities (England) (Charges for Property Searches) Regulation 2008 was £392,607 for 2,915 search requests.

2018-19 Financial Estimates

The estimated costs of providing the Land Searches function in 2018-19 is £369,934. New questions were introduced on the 4 July 2016, so a review of the income and the number of search requests received in previous years has been undertaken. It has been determined that unit charges for searches should remain at 2017-18 levels. The full list of charges for searches is available:

Approved by John Hewitt, Director of Resources, the officer having responsibility for the administration of the Council's financial affairs under s 151 of the Local Government Act 1972.

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