Building Control

Personal Searches

A Personal Search is a search of the Local Authority's records, including planning, building control, highways department etc.  This search is carried out on a specified property / land parcel only, so it does not cover adjacent or nearby properties.  For further information and to view the ‘Good Practice Guidance for Personal Searchers and Local Authorities’, please click here to visit the website.


Requests can be made by electronically using the 'Send a message to this service' tab accessed via the 'contact' tab above, or in writing to the address on our 'Contact' tab above.  A site plan should accompany all requests to guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.  We will endeavour to answer a personal search within 48 hours of receipt.

Contents of the personal search

As part of the personal search we will answer the relevant parts of CON29 questions 1.1, 3.7, 3.8 and will also answer 3.14 (Radon).  A Building Control Personal Search Schedule will be provided in response to all personal searches.


A charge of £8.40 (inc VAT) will be payable per address / land parcel to be searched.  If you require a copy of a Building Regulation document which is referred to on the search result this will be charged at a fee of £12.00 (inc VAT), per copy.

Making your Payment

Payments can be made by cheque (made payable to ‘Isle of Wight Council’), in cash or in person / over the telephone using a credit or debit card.  Please refer to the 'Contact' tab for further details.

Contacting Us

If you have any further queries please get in touch using the 'Send a message to this service' in the contact section above.