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Applying & Timeframes

Information about forms, processing timeframes and how you can lodge an application are provided below.

Application forms

Please find our application forms below:

Processing timeframes

Search typeTimeframe
Limited planning and development certificate5 business days
Standard planning and development certificate10 business days
Full planning and development certificate30 business days
Building and plumbing approvals report10 business days
Building and plumbing inspection report10 business days
Building plans search (residential buildings)5 business days
Building plans search (commercial buildings)10 business days
Certificate of classification5 business days
Miscellaneous building documents5 business days
Copy of as-constructed drainage plans10 business days
Application for a building compliance notice residential services (Accreditation)20 business days
Copy of building envelope5 business days
Overlay advice certificate10 business days
Property search (includes water meter reading)10 business days
Water meter reading10 business days
Trade waste10 business days
Flood search10 business days
Release of flood or stormwater study report5 business days
Release of digital flood map5 business days
Release of hydraulic modelling files - truncated if applicable5 business days
Release of hydraulic modelling files - truncated large model (1 critical duration)10 business days
Release of hydraulic modelling files - truncated large model (more than 1 critical duration)10 business days
Prescribed activites database report15 business days
Prescribed activities inspection report15 business days
Food business database report15 business days
Food business inspection report15 business days
Environmentally relevent activity database report15 business days
Environmentally relevent activity inspection report15 business days
High risk personal appearance services database report15 business days
High risk personal appearance services inspection report15 business days

Can these timeframes be changed?

We do appreciate that undertaking your searches prior to purchase can be a busy time. It is our aim to help you to make this process as streamlined as possible. However, due to the high volumes of searches we process, we are regrettably unable to accelerate any request outside of these timeframes and we do not provide a fast track service at this time.

To ensure that you receive your search results within your desired timeframes, with enough time to discuss with us any questions you may have, we encourage you to allow at least 3 business days in addition to Council's processing time when negotiating your contract timeframes.

Lodging the application

The application may be lodged and paid via any of the methods listed below.

  • Online (electronically) via Registered Users. For online lodgement, please do not complete one of the above mentioned forms. You will be prompted for the relevant details online. Payment is required as a part of the transaction, using a credit card;
  • Via email to Council@logan.qld.gov.au. A Council Officer will phone you for your payment via credit card;
  • By post to Logan City Council, PO Box 3226, Logan Central, QLD 4114. Payment can be made via cheque, money order or credit card (a Council Officer will phone you for your payment details);
  • In person at one of Council's customer service centres located at Logan Central, Jimboomba or Beenleigh. Payment can be made in cash, via cheque, money order or using EFTPOS.

Please note: processing of the application will take place after payment is successfully received.

Access requirements

If you order a full planning and development certificate or building and plumbing inspection report, please be aware that Council will need you to organise access to the property in advance, in order for a staff member to carry out the necessary inspection. So we can supply the search results within our standard processing timeframes, we ask that you arrange for access to the land within five business days of Council starting the search.