Inspection of records search

An Inspection of Records search provides information on a property and is usually conducted during the selling period, generally before the settlement of a property transfer.

An Inspection of Records may show multiple results, including:

This information is usually required if a property is changing ownership. Both the purchaser and the mortgagee require the Inspection of Records document to show the current financial position. The document will help you understand any issues relevant to the property, for example, if the property floods. As some search results may require a further five business days after the search is delivered, ensure you allow time for further investigation and response from the relevant area, for example, if the property has multiple environmental health licences.

For information on the water and wastewater balance as part of an Inspection of Records search, please phone Urban Utilities on 13 26 57 or visit the Urban Utilities website

How to apply

There are two different types of searches with different fees:

  • standard search - may take up to 12 business days after the date of lodgement
  • fast track search - may take up to three business days after the date of lodgement.

You can lodge an Inspection of Records search online and pay with credit card.

Alternatively you can download the Inspection of records application form (PDF - 72kb).

To lodge the application form, you can:

  • visit Council and make payment in person
  • mail the application with a cheque to

Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane Qld 4001.

Last updated: 20 January 2022

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