How do I request building information about a property?
We can help you find building information about a property through a property information certificate or by providing copies of building permit plans and documents.
Building permit plans and documents
We keep copies of building permits and endorsed plans for Bayside.
For a fee, property owners, or neighbours or other third-parties with written consent, can request plans and documents online.
Key information about using this service
- Records generally date back to 1960.
- 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 business days from the time application and payment is received.
Property information certificates
For a small fee, you can also request and pay for a property information certificate online.
These can tell you:
Regulation 51 (1)
- 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 (these require owners to undertake works to address non-compliant issues with the building).
Regulation 51 (2)
Whether the land is in an area:
- Liable to flooding
- Considered to have a level of bushfire risk
- Likely to be subject to significant snowfall
- In a designated termite area
- That has been designated for use or works
Regulation 51 (3)
- Dates that inspections and approvals were carried out in accordance with the mandatory notification stages for building work done on that building or land.