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Request property plans

You can request plans of a property including a floor plan, site plan and any building or plumbing and drainage plans.

This is useful if you're renovating and need a floor plan, or you're looking to see if any building or plumbing/drainage work was consented.

If you're purchasing a property, we recommend you apply for a LIM (Land Information Memorandum), it will give you much more information about the property.

Please note: some property files are not currently available on request. 
We're converting all our property records including building files to digital. As the files are being scanned we don't readily have access to them. We apologise for any inconvenience.

We search for building plans in electronic databases, microfilm and various hard copy registers.  This is because prior to amalgamation in 1989, the 4 councils had different filing methods.

If your property is within the old Cook County boundary, all the building records prior to 1948 were destroyed in a fire. Therefore we cannot prove whether Cook County Council issued a permit or not for work done prior to 1948.

Property search forms

Residential or rural property search

This will give you building, plumbing and drainage plans that we hold for a property. Note this is not a LIM

Apply for a Residential and Rural Property Search

We will start processing once payment is received.

Commercial property search

Apply for a Commercial Property Search

This property search won't include any information about compliance schedules or earthquake prone buildings.

Fees for property search

Description Fees
Residential property search $73
Rural package (base fee) balance to be charged at time and materials basis on completion or termination of application $68
Most recent floor and site plan $19
Plumbing and drainage plan $16
Specific plan/permit $16
Commercial $115
Most recent site plan, floor plan, elevations, cross sections $46
Most recent floor and site plan $19
Plumbing and drainage plan $16
Specific plan/permit $16

What the property search does not include

A search of our records will not include compliance schedules, earthquake prone buildings and any rates arrears. If you want this information or a more comprehensive search, we recommend you apply for a LIM.