Request for building documents

When making a request for building documents please ensure you complete the application form and lodge with the applicable retrieval fee.

 All documentation will be emailed to the address as provided on this form.

pdf format App 10_Request for Building Documents v1.0 (67.04 KB)

When requesting the retrieval of building documents, please note :

  • The application form must be accompanied by the retrieval fee – files will not be retrieved until payment is made.
  • Retrieval fees are payable regardless of file content.
  • Council cannot guarantee the content of the files.

If applicant is the agent of the owner, this application must be accompanied by written consent from the current owner(s) of the land.   

Pursuant to Section 248 of the Building Act 1993 a person must not act on behalf of an owner of a building or land for the purpose of making any application, appeal or referral under this Act or the regulations unless the person is authorised in writing by the owner to do so.

Costs and timeframe

  • Residential - $92.60
  • Commercial - $156

Retrieval fees are payable regardless of the file content. We will not retrieve the file until the fee is paid.

It takes 5 to 7 business days to retrieve the file. You will receive the documents via email.


Further information
Yarra City Council
9205 5555


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