Personal searches

We offer an assisted personal search service at our Elmfield council office in Witney.

You or an agent will need to email the following 48 hours before your booking to the Land charges team:

  • a clear plan (ideally OS extract 1:1250 or 1:2500)
  • full postal address (including the Parish)

We will then email a schedule of matters affecting the property or land held within our register (Registrations held under Rule 7 of the Land Charges Act 1977).

Book a personal search

To book a personal search appointment please call 01993 861000.

Slots are available Monday to Friday:

  • 9am – 12pm (10 properties - maximum of 5 per agent) or
  • 2pm – 4pm (6 properties – maximum of 2 per agent)

Bookings must be made a minimum of 48 hours in advance. On occasion there may be flexibility due to cancellations and in exceptional cases of urgency. You may book up to 3 weeks in advance.

Online records

The most accurate and up to date records for the following are now available online:

Road adoptions are available in paper form at our Elmfield offices

Road traffic schemes

Road traffic schemes

Footpath creations, diversions and orders


West Oxfordshire District Council
New Yatt Road
OX28 1PB