Request Copies of Building Plans

If you are a property owner, you may be able to obtain copies of approved plans for your property from the City of Cockburn. Please note that a non-refundable search fee applies. Applications are generally processed within four working days.

Types of building plans available

The City stores its plans in various formats including:

  • Electronic scanned images
  • Microfiche
  • Hard copy.

Depending on the quality of the plans and the information retained, the City can generally provide the following information:

  • Building Licence / Building Permit Application Form 
  • Footing Details
  • Building Licence / Building Permit
  • Plans - site plan, floor plan and elevations.

Who can request copies of building plans?

If you are a property owner, or an authorised agent of the property owner, you will be able to view and request copies of the City’s building records.

The owner / authorised agent includes:

  • The person shown in the City's record as being the landowner;
  • A person who is authorised in writing by the owner/s to act on their behalf.

The City will require proof of identity and/or authority when a search request is made.

How to order copies of building plans

Please contact Building Services to request copies of building plans on 08 9411 3444 or email

Once your application has been lodged and the search fee paid, a search for your plans will be conducted. Generally the application will be processed within four working days.

Application fees

Residential Building Plans

Individual building licences / building permits and plans can be requested at $32.00 per building licence / building permit. Alternatively, a search fee of $82.00 is payable to obtain a copy of all building licences / building permits and plans relevant to your property.

Please note that the search fees are non-refundable.

Commercial Building Plans

A non-refundable search fee of $50.00 is payable for each building licence / permit and plan search request, and it must be paid at the time of lodgement. The fee allows for a maximum 5 x A3 (or smaller sheets) or 2 x A1 sheets per building licence / permit to be copied.

If additional sheets are required to be copied, you will be notified and the following charges will apply - $4.50 per A1 sheet and $1.50 per A3 sheet.

If requested, the City’s Building Services may allow the applicant to view the plans prior to copying.

Related Documents

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Request for Copies of Building Plans PDF document
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