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Request building plans or property information

Request a copy of building permits or plans

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.

How to request a copy of building permits or plans

Step 1

Complete the online application form (below)

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.

Online application form




Please note:

1. If you are not the owner of the land, you must provide a letter of consent from the owner.

2. In some cases, we may not have any plans related to your property, but the fee is non-refundable, as a search was made regardless.

3. Plan searches normally take 3-5 working days, but can take up to 7 working days

Property Details

Information Requested

Information Requested


I declare this information is accurate to the best of my knowledge.

I acknowledge there may be personal information about others contained in the documents I am applying for. I will not use or disclose this information for any purpose not related to the Building Regulations 2006.

Owner of the land  

Letter of Consent

If you are not the owner of the land, please upload your letter of consent from the owner.

The collection and handling of personal information is conducted in accordance with Council’s Privacy Policy which is displayed on Council’s website and available for inspection at, or collection from, Council’s Customer and Library Service Centres. Please refer to the Privacy Policy for further information about your rights and Council’s obligations.

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This page was last updated on 16 August 2021.