There are five Land & Property Services (LPS) offices where you can search land and property information. You can get help to search Land Registry or leave in a cheque payment for your rate bill. You must have an appointment to visit if you wish to search the Land Registry.
Making an appointment
Visits to LPS offices are by appointment only. You should make an appointment if you want to search Land Registry records so LPS can make sure a computer is available for your search.
LPS have a limited rates appointments service for customers who need extra support like interpretation services.
To make an appointment, you need to fill in an online form.
You will need to tell LPS
- your contact details
- details of the relevant property or properties
- what information you need
- the dates and times you are available to visit
LPS will contact you to confirm your appointment. If you need help to fill out the online form, you can call LPS offices on 0300 200 7801 and staff can complete the form on your behalf.
Land and property registries
There is a different search process and list of fees for each register.
If you don't know the folio number or memorial number for land, you can find this by visiting the Belfast office.
Registry of deeds searches for records before 1990 are paper-based and can only be carried out in the LPS Belfast office. You should also visit Belfast office for any queries about the Statutory Charges Register.
At out other offices, you can carry out simple Land Registry searches and searches of electronic Registry of deeds records after 1990. You must be able to identify the relevant property that you wish to search by bringing the relevant folio number to appointments booked outside of Belfast. In some cases, you may need a map posted from the Belfast office to your home.
121A Broughshane Street
BT43 6HY LPS office - Belfast
7 Lanyon Place
BT1 3LP LPS office - Craigavon
BT64 1AD LPS office - Derry
75 Duke Street
BT47 6FP LPS office - Omagh
19 Scarffe’s Entry
Appointments are available at the Belfast offices from:
- Monday to Thursday from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm
- Friday from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm
Appointments at the Ballymena, Craigavon, Derry and Omagh offices are available from:
- Monday to Thursday from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm
- Friday from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm
LPS offices are closed on public and bank holidays.
You can leave cheque payments for rates bill into an LPS office without making an appointment. Ask staff at the front desk to direct you to the cheque deposit box.
Make your cheque payable to Land & Property Services, crossed 'rate account’ and write your property address, account ID and ratepayer ID numbers on the back.
LPS offices do not provide facilities to accept any other payment methods onsite, however you can pay your rates at the Post Office or PayPoint outlets.
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