Section 187 and Section 7 searches

Request a search

Fees and charges

  • Rates only - $39.00
  • Full Section 7 Search - $66.75
  • Full Section 7 Search (urgent) - not offered

Cheques received for incorrect amounts will be returned and need to be reissued with the correct amount or an alternate payment method provided.

Council has up to 8 working days to complete a search. We do not offer urgent searches.

We do endeavour to complete search requests as soon as possible.

Certificate of title

A certificate of title must be provided for full Section 7 searches in order for Council to process the search request.

Information on how to obtain a Certificate of Title can be found at Land Titles office

A full Section 7 search includes:

  • Rates certificate - rates levied for current financial year and any outstanding rates balance
  • Health – details of any relevant notices issued
  • Development assessment – listing and supporting decision notification forms for approved development applications with ongoing conditions
  • Building indemnity insurance (if held by Council)

Searches can be requested by any person with an interest in the land. Under the Local Government Act 1999 (Section 187), a person has an interest in land if that person is:

  • the owner of a registered estate or interest in the land
  • an occupier of the land
  • a person who has entered or declares to Council that he or she proposes to enter into a contract to purchase the land
  • a mortgagee or prospective mortgagee of the land.