Environmental health

Environmental searches

We can carry out environmental searches and provide information on issues for sites within the Liverpool City Council boundary.

We hold numerous records which can be used to assess potentially contaminated land for land redevelopment, buying or selling residential property or due diligence.

How much is a search?

Our charges depend on the complexity of your enquiry, availability of former records and area of land. The summary of charges is as follows:

Individual residential properties

(50m radius of property boundary)

  • Summary report - £45 (up to 20 working days following confirmation of acceptance)
  • Expedited report - £90 (5 working days)

Commercial property and commercial land enquiries

(250m radius of site boundary)

  • Summary report - £180 (up to 20 working days following confirmation of acceptance)
  • Expedited report - Additional 50% of above charges (5 to 7 working days)

Charges are based on an hourly rate of £90 and no VAT is charged on EIR requests.

Contaminated land and priority status enquiries

Enquiries to establish if a site has been designated as contaminated land as defined by the Regulations (2012), and is on the Contaminated Land Register will cost £40.

If a Part 2a Priority Status of a site is required as defined by the Regulations (2012) this will cost £180. The charge is based on officer time collating and assessing site specific data.

We will need a site plan and purchase order number to process enquiries of this nature.

All charges are payable by invoice upon completion once the search is completed.

Request a search

You can request an environmental information search online.

Request an environmental search

Read our privacy notice which tells you how we use your data.

What happens next?

We will review the information you have provided and get in touch if we need further information. When we have completed the search we will let you know how to make payment.

If you need further information, please contact us.