Request property information

A Regulation 51 statement is a legal document that forms part of the Section 32 Sale of Land Act and your building permit. You need it when you are buying or selling your property.

There are three types of statements:

Regulation 51(1)

  • Details of any Building Permit or Certificate of Final Inspection issued in the preceding 10 years;
  • Details of any statement issued underregulations 64, 65, 66, 67 & 231, 232 of the Building Regulations; and
  • Details of any current notice, order, certificate or statement issued under the Act or Building Regulations.

Regulation 51(2)

  • Land liable to flooding (Reg. 153, Special Building Overlay);
  • Land prone to termites (Reg. 150);
  • Land prone to significant snowfalls (Reg. 152);
  • Designated land or works (Reg. 154, Land Subject to Inundation Overlay); and
  • Designated bushfire prone area (Reg. 156).

Regulation 51(3)

  • An owner or mortgagee of a building or land, or a prescribed building practitioner under section 137B of the Act, may request the relevant council to provide inspection approval dates of the mandatory notification stages for building work carried out on that building or land.

How to make a request

Apply online

Step 1.Determine which information is required

You can request:

  • Regulation 51(1) - historical details of building permits, notices, orders or certificates in relation to a property.
  • Regulation 51(2) - details on designated areas affecting a property.
  • Regulation 51(3) - inspection approval dates of the mandatory notification stages of building work carried out on a property.

Step 2.Have your details ready

To find the correct certificate details, you will need to provide the street address of the property.

Step 3.Have your documents ready

  • You will need to provide a copy of a Title search

Step 4.Have your credit card ready

Please note we only accept Visa or MasterCard

Step 5.Submit the online form and pay the fee

Request a building or property information certificate


Property information 2024/25 Fees
Property information request $52.05

What happens next?

Once your online application has been received and your payment has been processed, the required information will be emailed to you.

You may also need a land information certificate