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.
Inspection of records search does not include information on the water and wastewater balance, please phone Urban Utilities on 13 26 57 or visit the Urban Utilities website.
An inspection of records may show multiple results, including:
- the current rates position
- resident parking permit information
- natural assets local law (NALL)
- flooding reports and information
- road acquisitions and study areas
- locality map
- plumbing and drainage information
- stormwater network information
- property notices and defects
- environmental health licences.
This information is usually required if a property is changing ownership. Both the purchaser and the mortgagee require the inspection of records search to show the current rates position. The search will help you understand issues relevant to the property, for example, if the property floods. As some search results follow-up 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.
How to lodge an inspection of records search
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, 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.