Land record & planning searches

Buying a property or land is often one of the largest investments you make. There are a number of Council searches available in the Cairns Regional Council area which may assist prospective land and property owners.

To arrange a search, either complete the online Land Record Search application form (in our Online Self Service site) OR the printable Land Record Search application form ( PDF, 0.08 MB ) and pay the relevant fee/s.

On the application form, you can request searches for:

  • Rates
  • Water meter reading
  • Plumbing and trade waste - including sewer mains plans
  • Town planning certificates
  • Building - including swimming pool compliance, permit search and building notices search
  • Flood zone
  • Health - including food business, accommodation facility and sale search

You can also view a range of different mapping layers by using Council's Maps Online tool.

Last updated: 06 April 2017