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.
The City stores its plans in various formats including:
- Electronic scanned images
- 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.
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.
Please contact Building Services to request copies of building plans on 08 9411 3444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.