Request Copies of Building Plans

Request Building Plans and Building Related Documents

You can request copies of building plans and building related documents granted by the City of Cockburn. 

These include:

  • Residential or Commercial building plans
  • Building Permit
  • Occupancy Permit
  • Demolition Permit
  • Building Approval Certificate
  • Certificate of Design Compliance
  • Certificate of Construction Compliance
  • Certificate of Building Compliance

Who can request copies of building plans?

  • Property owners or agents for the owner can make applications to obtain copies of building permit and plans for a property located in the City of Cockburn.
  • If you are not the owner of the property that you are requesting plans for, the current owner's written consent and signature is required to process your request.
  • If our property records show the owner of a property is a company. The company owner Declaration will need to be completed on the application form or alternatively supply proof of directorship.
  • If the property is held in the form of a Strata Title, then the signature/seal of the Secretary of the body corporate or managing agent will be required.  If this is not available, the signatures of all owners involved in the Strata Subdivision will be required.

Five things to know before you start


Every effort will be made to obtain the requested information, however if the information is not available or not of your expected quality - the search fee will not be refunded.

Print outs

All plans requested to be printed will be printed in A3 size, black and white only and will not be to any scale.

Drainage plumbing plans

Plans that have been submitted for a residential building permit application do not show house drainage plumbing details.  It may be possible to get plumbing diagrams from the Department of Mines, Industry, Regulation and Safety.

Time to process

Applications are generally processed within five (5) working days.  Incomplete forms will be returned to the applicant.

Proof of identity

The applicant will need to supply proof of identity when submitting an application. i.e. Drivers licence, Passport or other agreed identification.

How to order and pay

To request plans, complete our Application - Request for Copies of Plans PDF form and submit your completed form and supporting documents via the website by using the Submit Request for Plans Application button below. When signing the application form, digitally signed forms will not be allowed. (Docusign Accepted) Signature should match the signature on supplied proof of identity. 

Alternatively you can submit the application form/documents in person during business hours at the council offices. The address is  9 Coleville Crescent, Spearwood. Business hours are 8.30am to 4.30pm.  No appointment is necessary.

After your application has been processed, an invoice will be sent to you for payment. The invoice will be emailed or posted to the applicant (depending on the applicants preference)

Payment options will be listed on the invoice.

Application fees

Residential Property

Individual building permits/plans - $32 per permit.
If there is three (3) or more building permits available/requested - all permit copies will be supplied for a flat rate of $82.

The fee allows for a maximum of 5 x A3 (or smaller sheets) of printed sheets.  Extra pages printed will be at a cost of $1.50 per page.

Our preferred option of delivery is via email - there is no extra cost for supply of extra pages if delivered via email (pdf format).

If you choose to have your plans printed, they can be posted to you or you can collect them at the City of Cockburn offices during business hours.

Please note that the search fees are non-refundable.

Commercial /Industrial property

Individual permits supplied at a flat fee of $50 per permit.

Commercial permits will be supplied via a download link - via email only.

Related Documents

Document name Downloadable files
Request for Copies of Building PlansPDF document

Submit Request for Plans Application



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9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

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Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

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