Skip to main content

Building File Search Request

A building file search covers all the building-related documents of a property.

These include permits, plans or certification documents.

Building file searches

You can request building files from about 1970 onward.

Be aware, there is no guarantee a building file is available. Regardless, the cost to process a Building File Search Request is non-refundable.

Payment is payable for each building file of the individual works. For example, one payment each for the dwelling, any additions or garages.

Council only provides building files to the current owner of the property. You must submit a copy of a rates notice or drivers licence as proof of ownership.

If you are not the current owner, you must get written authorisation from the owner. If not available, you must supply a copy of a Section 32/Contract Note signed by both parties.

Apply for a Building File Search Request

You can submit your application online. Payment via credit card is required when submitting your application.

Apply for a Building File Search

You can also fill out a Building File Search Request form. This must be sent by post or paid in person at:

Knox City Council Civic Centre 

511 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South, VIC 3152. 

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 8.30am - 5pm. 

Your request can take up to 15 working days to process.

Please note: documents will be emailed to you with a link to a share file that is valid for 6 months.

Hard copies will only be provided upon request.

Need help?

Contact Building Services and we will get back to you.

Or call our Building Services team on 9298 8125.

 

Our services

Newsletter

Stay up to date with our newsletter

Subscribe
subscribe icon