Property searches can give you written advice and copies of documents from Council's records for properties. For some properties, Council has records dating back to the 1960s.

Outlined below are the property searches that are available and how to apply for them. 

Search results will generally be provided within 10 business days from the date that Council receives your search request.

Property searches available

The following searches are available:

This search provides written notification on:

  • property details
  • valuation
  • rates charges
  • special water meter read
  • list of domestic building and plumbing approvals for the property, type of structure, date of approval and whether inspections have been carried out
  • water meter readings.

To apply, download the residential property search form [PDF, 0.4MB] - refer to item 1 (domestic conveyance property search) listed on the form's right-hand column.

This can include dwellings, carports, patios, garages, swimming pools and the like.

This search provides written notification on domestic building and plumbing approvals for the property, including approval status, dates of inspections and any outstanding compliance issues. 

To apply, download the residential property search form [PDF, 0.4MB] - refer to item 5 (domestic building and plumbing report) listed on the form's right-hand column.

This search provides a copy of the certificate of classification/occupancy for commercial structures. 

To apply, download the Commercial building and plumbing search form [PDF, 0.2MB].

This search provides written notification on commercial building and plumbing approvals relating to a property. This includes the date of approval, type of structure, date of certificate and any outstanding compliance issues.

Copies of the certificate of classification/occupancy and/or final certificates are also provided as part of this search.

To apply, download the Commercial building and plumbing search form [PDF, 0.2MB]

This request provides copies of site plans, floor and elevation plans and/or copies of approved ‘as constructed' building plans (if available). Please specify if the plans you are seeking are for a structure other than a dwelling. 

To apply, download the residential property search form [PDF, 0.4MB] - refer to item 8 (approved domestic building plans) listed on the form's right-hand column.

This request provides house drainage details and/or copies of approved plumbing plans (if available). Please specify if the plans you are seeking are for a structure other than a dwelling.

To apply, download the residential property search form [PDF, 0.4MB] - refer to item 7 (approved domestic ‘as constructed’ plumbing plan) listed on the form's right-hand column.

Unapproved buildings and structures

Any unapproved buildings or structures located on the property remain the responsibility of the property owner and you should seek independent legal advice.

Other searches

Other searches offered by Council include:

Easement searches

To do a search about an easement, see the information from the Queensland Government.

How to lodge a request

You can lodge your property search request the following ways:

  1. Lodge online on My Services and pay fees via credit card.
  2. Download the applicable form and lodge it:
    1. in person at Council's customer service centres
    2. by mail with credit card details or cheque to Council
    3. by email to rcc@redland.qld.gov.au or fax on (07) 3829 8765.

Search fees

View details of fees applying to searches in the Fees and charges schedule on Council’s website.

Timeframes

Search results will be provided within 10 business days from the date that Council receives the request. Certain searches may be obtained sooner with payment of the appropriate fee.

Further information

Contact the Searches Team: