When purchasing a property it is suggested that you conduct a Council Property and Rating Information Search.  Depending on the type of search you request you will be informed of details such as Rates, Town Planning Zones, Water meter readings, requisitions and details of inspections.  Burdekin Shire Council offer the following searches/certificates:

Rating/Property Information Searches

Rate Certificate – Financial Only – Per Property  (Allow 7 working days for processing)

Includes Rates information and Town Planning Zone, as well as the last two (2) Water Meter readings, if applicable.

Rate Certificate and Property Search – Per Property (Allow 10 working days for processing)

Includes Rates information and Town Planning Zone, as well as the last two (2) Water Meter readings, if applicable.  Also includes details of any requisitions or defects on file in relation to the following areas: Engineering (Roads & Drainage), Water/Waste Water/Trade Waste, and Environmental & Health.  No inspections of the property are conducted as part of this search.

Special Water Meter Reading – Per Meter (Allow 7 working days processing time)

Not available if a water meter is not connected to the property – please check with Council prior to ordering this search.  Please refer to the Fact Sheet for move information.

Building/Plumbing Information Searches

Residential (Class 1a and 10a) – Building and Plumbing Records Search – Per Lot (Allow 10 working days for processing)

A separate search is required for each separately surveyed parcel of land.  Includes details of building and plumbing approvals, final inspections and any recorded defects for the requrested lot/s.

Proof of ownership is required, i.e. letter from the owner or a copy of the signed Contract of Sale.

Commercial (Class 2-9) – Building and Plumbing Records Search – Per Lot (Allow 10 working days for processing)

A separate search is required for each separately surveyed parcel of land.  Includes details of building and plumbing approvals, final inspections and any recorded defects for the requrested lot/s.

Proof of ownership is required, i.e. letter from the owner or a copy of the signed Contract of Sale.

Planning and Development Searches

Limited Planning and Development Certificate – (Allow 5 working days processing time)

A legislative confirmation letter from Council summarising any planning scheme, state planning regulatory provisions or any plan of development that apply to the lot(s).

A separate search is required for each separately surveyed parcel of land.

Standard Planning and Development Certificate – (Allow 10 working days processing time)       

The same as a limited certificate but also inclusive of all planning and development documentation that applies to the lot(s) (for example: current decision notices or negotiated decision notices, details of any compliance permits/certificates, details of any changes to any development approval etc.)

A separate search is required for each separately surveyed parcel of land.

Full Planning and Development Certificate – (Allow 30 working days processing time)

The same as a standard certificate but also inclusive of any infrastructure agreements, statement of applicable conditions to development approval, and advice about any prosecutions or proceedings for a prosecution under the Planning Act 2016.

A separate search is required for each separately surveyed parcel of land.

Further Information

How do I request a rate search?

Please submit any rate search requests on Council’s rate search request form.

Please note:  Searches can not be started until full payment is received.

How much is a rate search?

Current fees are listed on the Property and Rating Information Search Form.  Further information about the types of searches can be found on the Property and Rating Information Searches Fact Sheet.

Property and Rating Information Searches Fact Sheet

 

 

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