Local land searches

We can provide search information for anyone who would like to buy property or land in the Local Authority Area.

The search is a series of standard questions designed to give any potential buyer as much information as possible about the property.

It is usually a solicitor or a licensed conveyancer who applies to carry out a search.

Type of search

There are 3 different types of searches:

  • LLC1 Form
    The LLC1 form will reveal any information listed in the Local Land Charges Register. It will note there are any outstanding charges, as well as details of any tree preservation orders, renovation grants, conservation, listed buildings etc.
  • Con29 Form
    A Con29 search is a questionnaire about the land/property sent out to various departments within Gwynedd Council.

    Part 1 contains answers to a series of standard questions about the property or land, revealing details of any local plans for the area, building regulations, planning decision, road proposals and so on. .

    Part 2 gives answers to any additional questions asked, for example public paths, completion orders and so on.
  • Personal searches
    Anyone can make a personal search. Please note however that this is a search of the local land charges register only, and does not include the majority of the information outlines in the LLC1 and CON29.

    If you wish to carry out a personal search, please contact us to arrange an appointment: (you will need the full address of the property/land, the name of the personal searcher and a contact telephone number)
    (01286) 679647 (Arfon and Dwyfor area)
    (01341) 424330 (Meirionnydd area)

How to submit an LLC1 and CON29 search?


Through NLIS (National Land Information Service)




E-mail your forms and location plan to landcharges@gwynedd.gov.uk 
We will then contact you to arrange payment either by bank transfer or debit/credit card over the phone.


By post
**As all our staff are currently working from home, there could be some delay in dealing with applications received through the post**

  • Caernarfon Offices – Arfon and Dwyfor searches
    Address: Local Land Searches, Gwynedd Council, Council Offices, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1SH
    Phone: (01286) 679647
  • Dolgellau Office – Meirionnydd searches
    Address: Local Land Searches, Gwynedd Council, Cae Penarlâg, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2YB
    Phone: (01341) 424330

When you submit a search, you will need to include:

  • Original copies and duplicates of the LLC1 and Con29 forms
  • 2 copies of an Ordnance Survey Plan with the extent of property to be search clearly outlined in red
  • the relevant fee (see below)

Search documents LLC1 and Con 29, are available from any Law Stationer.



Cheques should be made payable to Gwynedd Council (a solicitors cheque not a clients own cheque)

Local Land Searches Fees


Please note: Part of the Snowdonia National Park falls within the boundaries of Gwynedd. Should a property/land fall within that area, we would gather the relevant planning information from the National Park Authority on your behalf.


Drainage searches

Welsh Water deal with all enquiries regarding drainage searches.