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Informal request to view a residential property file

If you are looking to buy or sell a residential property, an informal request to view a residential property file is an electronic service that allows you to view certain documents relating to historical Development Applications that Council holds for a property.

The process for accessing this service requires you to submit an Informal Request to View a Property File Application, detailing the specific documents you would like to view. Council’s Customer Service and Information Team will then provide you with an electronic copy of the available documents requested via Council’s OneDrive online portal.

If you are not the owner of the property you are seeking information about and would like to view the floor plans of the property, owner’s consent must be provided with your application. Owner’s consent must:

  • be in the form of a letter
  • contain the names of the owner and applicant
  • contain the property address
    and
  • the owner's signature.

What documents are available to me?

Some of the documents held in Council's records are classified as 'open access information' under Section 18 of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act). This means any member of the public is able to access these documents under the provisions of the GIPA Act.

Documents include:

  • Development Application (DA)
  • DA approval (consent)
  • approved elevation plan
  • approved floor plan (owner’s consent must be given prior to viewing floor plans)
  • approved site plan
  • Building Certificate
  • Construction Certificate (CC)
  • Occupation Certificate (OC)
  • home warranty insurance document
  • OSSM (onsite sewer) consent
  • approved OSSM plan
  • final plumbing and drainage.

How do I apply?

You can apply for an informal request to view a residential property file by completing the application form and paying the fee (if applicable):

The application form can be submitted:

  • by email: Council
  • in person: at Council's Customer Service Centre on the corner of Vulcan Street and Campbell Street, Moruya, between 8.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday
  • by post: Eurobodalla Shire Council, PO Box 99, Moruya NSW 2537.

Please note:

  • According to the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009, the documents listed on this page dated after 1 July 2010 must be made available free of charge. Documents dated prior to 1 July 2010 will incur a fee - refer to application fee details on this page.
  • As per Council's Customer Service Charter, we require up to 10 working days to process an application.
  • Council offers an expediency service if you wish to prioritise your application, however, this incurs a fee of $66.
  • Enquiries for DA documents for a commercial property need to be made by contacting Council’s Customer Service and Information Team on:
    • T: 02 4474 7344.

More information

If you need more information about the informal request to view a residential property file process, please contact our Customer Service and Information Team on:

  • T: 02 4474 1000
  • E: Customer Service and Information Team
  • Visit our Customer Service Centre at the corner of Vulcan Street and Campbell Street, Moruya, Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 4.30pm.