Your council

Right of access to your personal data

Make a subject access request

Make a 'subject access request' (SAR) to access the personal data we hold.

Before you make a request read about:

Download a subject access request form

Verify your identity and address

We may be able to verify your identity and/or address without the need for other documentation; for example, when your request is from an email address we already use to correspond with you.

If we need other documentation to verify your identity and/or address, you'll need to provide:

  • 1 document from 'Section A' for your identity
  • 1 document from 'Section B' for your address

You can email or post copies of these documents; we advise you only post copies, not originals.


Verify your identity: Section A

Primary trusted documents for verifying your identity include:

  • current and valid passport
  • current and valid driving licence photocard (full or provisional)
  • birth certificate (issued after time of birth)
  • adoption certificate
  • marriage/civil partnership certificate
  • HM Forces identity card
  • firearms licence

Verify your identity: Section B

Secondary trusted documents for verifying your address include:

  • mortgage statement, issued in the last 12 months
  • bank or building society statement, issued in the last 3 months
  • bank or building society account opening confirmation letter, issued in the last 3 months
  • credit card statement, issued in the last 3 months
  • financial statement (pension or endowment), issued in the last 12 months
  • P45 or P60 statement, issued in the last 12 months
  • council tax statement, issued in the last 12 months
  • work permit or visa (non-expired)
  • letter of sponsorship from future employment provider (non-expired)
  • utility bill, issued in the last 3 months
  • benefit statement, (child benefit, pension), issued in the last 3 months
  • central or local government, government agency, or local council document giving entitlement (for example, department for work and pensions, the employment service, HMRC), issued in the last 3 months
  • EU national ID card (non-expired)
  • cards carrying the PASS accreditation logo (non-expired)
  • letter from head teacher or college principal (non-expired)