Building Documents & Searches

Requesting copies of building and planning documents held by council

Council holds copies of building and planning records for most Townsville properties. If you are looking to buy, sell or renovate these records can be requested through Planning and Development. To start your search you will need to submit a request for building and planning records form.

Once your order has been received by council we will endeavour to have files available to view in five working days and we will call you to advise when they are ready. We will endeavour to have requests for specific documents processed and available for collection in ten working days and again you will be contacted by council staff to advise when they are ready for collection.

All applicable fees relating to building documents and searches can be found in the Planning and Development schedule of fees and charges. For more information on the service, please refer to our information sheet on accessing building and planning records or alternatively contact Planning and Development on 1300 878 001.

Please note: These documents are planning and building records only. For property searches please access council's Property Searches page.