Section 7 Searches

Searches provide information on a particular property. They can only be ordered by or on behalf of a person who has an interest in land within the area.

For the purposes of ordering a search, the Local Government Act 1999 (Section 187) states that a person has an interest in land if and only if that person is:

People who have no relationship with the property (e.g. people interested in buying) can complete an Assessment Book Extract Application Form and pay $10.50 for ownership information. Visit the Information on Property Owners page for information about this form.

Council has up to 8 working days, from the day that payment is received, to complete a search.  


What is a Section 7 Search?

A full Section 7 Search consists of three components:


Fees and charges


Certificates of Title

All $23.30, $55.80 and $67.25 searches must include a copy of the Certificate of Title in order for Council to process the search request.


Urgent searches

Urgent searches will be given priority but Council will not guarantee a 24 hour turnaround.


Faxing searches

Only $32.50 rates updates may be faxed to customers if requested - a hard copy will also be posted.

Please note: $55.80 and $67.25 searches will not be faxed under any circumstances.


Application form


T: +61 8375 6600 | E:
245 Sturt Road, SA 5047, Australia
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