Property searches

1. Overview

A variety of property searches are available. Time frames to complete searches should be noted especially in the event of a short settlement period.

Complete the appropriate application via Council’s eServices.

Applications for Planning and development certificates require customers to register for eServices prior to lodging the request.

2. Developed land record search

Contains the information provided within the Land record and Building and plumbing searches as a combined search.

This search provides rating information, zoning and all relevant property conditions, details of building and plumbing applications, building conditions, backflow devices and any applicable requisitions.

The search is usually auto-generated. If required, updated building and plumbing information will be emailed within 10 business days.

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3. Land record search

Contains current rating information, zoning and all relevant property conditions.

Note: If you require building and plumbing information as well, apply for the Developed land record search instead.

Search is usually auto-generated.

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4. Building and plumbing search

Contains information held by Council in relation to building and plumbing, including conditions, applications, backflow devices and any applicable requisitions. It is recommended that a Building and Plumbing search is undertaken on all developed properties.

Note: If you require rating information as well, apply for the Developed land record search instead.

Search is usually auto-generated. If required, updated building and plumbing information will be emailed within 10 business days.

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5. Building compliance inspection

When you purchase a property, you become responsible for the building work on the property.

If you intend to sell your property, prospective purchase may require proof that the building work has been approved and built according to the approved plans and all building inspections have been carried out.

Council conducts compliance inspections that determine these issues.

Domestic or commercial property inspection and file status report

This is an external inspection of buildings and structures on the property and written advice will be provided confirming building work that has an associated building development approval and/or building work that requires an approval.

In addition a file status report will be given, listing the status of each approval and if necessary what must be done to have any outstanding approvals finalised. The fee for this service is a commercial fee and is subject to GST.

It is recommended that if you are applying for a compliance inspection of a domestic property that has a swimming pool, you should also apply for a swimming pool fence compliance inspection through the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC). This is not included within the domestic property compliance inspection.

Relocatable home/caravan park site inspection

Written advice will be provided confirming building work that has an associated building development approval and building work that requires approval and does not have that approval.

The fee for this service is a commercial fee and is subject to GST.

Compliance inspection application(PDF, 135KB)

6. Name and address search

Contains details of the property owner including the property owner's name and postal address. Issued by email within one hour during Council hours of operation.

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7. Planning and development certificates

A Planning certificate contains information about how the Planning scheme affects a property as at the date the certificate is requested. There are three types of planning certificates that can be requested and legislative time frames apply.

Limited planning and development certificate

Contains information specifically relating to the property in respect to planning scheme provisions, state planning provisions and designations, and infrastructure charges register. Certificate will be provided within five working days.

Standard planning and development certificate

Includes information provided within a Limited certificate plus a copy of every decision notice or negotiated decision notice for a development approval not lapsed; details of any changes made to a development approval or any extensions to the currency period; details of any deemed approval; details of any decision to approve or refuse an application to amend a planning scheme; details of any continuing approval (repealed IPA, section .1.23(1)(a)to(d); copy of any compliance certificate given under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009; copy of any exemption certificate given under the Planning Act 2016; copy of any judgement or order of the P & E Court about the development approval; copy of any agreement about a condition of the development approval; copy of any infrastructure agreement; description of each proposed amendment of a planning scheme that has been decided to proceed, but has not been adopted; and details of any current master plan. Certificate will be provided within 10 working days.

Full planning and development certificate

Includes information provided within both a Limited and Standard certificate plus where a development approval with conditions is currently in force - a statement about the fulfilment or non-fulfilment of each condition, if an infrastructure agreement is in place - details of nature and extent of any obligations under the agreement that have not been fulfilled and details of the giving of any security and whether any payment required to be made under the security has been made; advice of any prosecution for a development offence that the Council is aware of and proceedings for a prosecution; if a master plan applies and contains conditions - a statement about the fulfilment or non-fulfilment of each condition. Certificate will be provided within 30 working days.

Note: Applying for Planning and development certificates require customers to register for eServices prior to lodging the request.

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8. Flood level information

Download a free online report for any property in the Moreton Bay Region that describes either existing flooding conditions or for development purposes.

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9. Licensed food premises search

Contains all property notes, search of council records for the last order or current status and inspection of premises with copy of compliance results.

Licensed food premises search application(PDF, 92KB)