List of désastres
You can see the current cases on the
list of désastre declared.
New declarations “en désastre” are added to this list within 2 working days of the declaration being made. Most declarations are made on a Friday. Searches using this facility are free from charge.
You can see that a désastre has been discharged or settled. The record will be removed 3 months after the date of discharge or completion.
Confirmation of declarations "en désastre" ("désastre checks")
You can request an official confirmation on whether a company or individual was declared "en désastre" to the Viscount's department.
Requests must be made no later than 5pm on the working day prior to the date on which you wish the search to be carried out.
You'll be informed by email of the results of your search before 4pm on the day the search is carried out.
All next day Désastre checks will be charged at the following rates:
| Number of names to check|| Fee|
| 1|| £17|
| 2 to 5|| £23|
| 6 to 10|| £34|
| 11 to 20|| £45|
| 21 to 30|| £57|
| 31 to 50|| £68|
| 51 and over|| £124|
Limited same-day searches remain available at an increased cost of £35 per entity.
Guide to Requesting Désastre Searches
Inspection of declarations made before April 1991
A hard copy list of all known declarations “en désastre” made before 2 April 1991 is maintained at the department's Désastre section. This list may be viewed by personal inspection at a charge of £10 per inspection. You don't need an appointment.