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Request a copy of building plans or property information

Request a copy of building permits

You may request a copy of the building permits for any structures on your property.

Before applying, please be aware:

  • You must be the registered owner of the property to obtain this information. Council does not provide information on neighbour’s properties or to anyone other than the registered owner of the property.
  • Records generally date back to 1994.
  • The fee for plan and document retrieval is a non-refundable administration fee.
  • There is no guarantee that plans will be available.
  • Most physical files are stored offsite. A search for building plans can take a minimum of 15 working days from the time application and payment is received.

Step 1

Complete the online application form.

Step 2

A Council officer will contact you to take payment of the relevant fee. Payment can be taken over the phone, or in person at one of our Customer Service Centres.

Step 3

Council will search for the relevant plans and provide you with a copy if they are available.

Types of property information you can request

One of the many functions of Council is to provide land or property information under Regulation 51. You can request information about the property under four categories:

Land information

  • whether the land is subject to flooding or bushfire
  • whether it is designated land (where protection measures might be in place)
  • whether the land is subject to termites (please note that all of Mitchell Shire is in a declared termite area).

Legal point of discharge

  • information on the location of the stormwater drainage area that discharge from the land must be directed to.

Local drainage information

  • information that relates to details of pipes within the drainage on, or adjacent to, the property.

Planning information

  • any permit or certificate of final inspection issued in the last 10 years
  • whether a combined allotment can be treated as one, and whether any subdivided building is exempt from having to conform to any particular building regulations
  • any current building notice or order that applies to the property.

Request building or property information

Before submitting your application, please be aware:

  • You must be the registered owner of the property to obtain this information. Council does not provide information on neighbour’s properties or to anyone other than the registered owner of the property.
  • Records generally date back to 1994.
  • The fee for plan and document retrieval is a non-refundable administration fee.
  • There is no guarantee that plans will be available.
  • Most physical files are stored offsite. A search for building plans can take a minimum of 15 working days from the time application and payment is received.

Step 1

Download and complete the Property information Form.

Step 2

Return the form to any of our Customer and Library Service Centres or the Wallan Planning and Building Services Office and pay the relevant fees in person; or email it to mitchell@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au and an officer will call you to take payment over the phone.

Step 3

Council will search for the relevant documents and provide you with a copy if they are available.

Request a certificate of title

A current certificate of title is required for both planning and building applications. A certificate of title confirms the ownership details, location and dimensions of the land and any restrictions affecting the type of development allowable on the land.

Your certificate of title should be obtained no more than 3 months prior to submitting your application.

Council can carry out title searches on your behalf for the cost of the title documents, plus an administrative fee of $55 (inc GST). However, you can also apply for a certificate of title directly to LANDATA yourself.

To request a certificate of title through Council:

Step 1

Download and complete the Request for Title Search Form.

Step 2

Return the form to any of our Customer and Library Service Centres or the Wallan Planning and Building Services Office and pay the relevant fees in person; or email it to mitchell@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au and an officer will call you to take payment over the phone.

Step 3

Council will search for the relevant documents and provide you with a copy if they are available.

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This page was last updated on 22 April 2021.

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