Property Searches, Conveyancing and Planning Certificates
Council can perform a variety of searches on a nominated property for purposes such as conveyancing.
Searches are carried out when council receives a completed search request form, along with payment for the search.
At this stage there is no provision for the search application to be made via the Internet, however you can download the Property Search request form [PDF 146KB], complete and return with the appropriate fee via fax, email or post.
Types of searches
- Rate search
- Environment (Biodiversity unit)
- Business licensing/health and environment
- Town planning certificates
- Health inspection of premises
- Plumbing records
- Building information (including extracts, compliance, swimming pool/spa fencing and certificate of classification)
Full details of the various searches are available on the search request form.
You will need to complete a separate search form for 'as constructed' stormwater search requests.
For copies of any building plans that council hold you will need to complete an archive retrieval form [PDF 138KB].
For the Swimming Pool Fence Compliance Advice search, see the Swimming Pool Regulations page.
While the PD Online service allows you to help yourself to council’s planning and development records, plans and guidelines and to track applications after they are made, the following information will help you apply to council if you need documents and statements to be formally issued.
To formally request a wide variety of information about properties in the Caloundra, Maroochy and Noosa areas, please refer to council's Property Searches and Conveyancing forms and relevant information.
See also information on planning applications.
Search results timeframe
The timeframe for processing the searches depends on the type of request, however council processes most searches within ten business days.
Payment of search requests
The various searches attract different fees which are detailed on the Property Search request form [PDF 146KB].
Access details - council requirements
Council may require access details – either the phone number of the occupant of the premises or the agent holding the key. This is to enable council officers to make suitable arrangements for inspections of the property. In certain instances when requesting a full on-site building search, an 'authority to enter' may be required – refer to the individual search request form requirements.