Obtaining a Title Search

A title search provides details of any encumbrances, caveats and notices or other activity registered on title within the last 125 days. It is therefore a requirement that an up-to-date title search is included with any planning application. The title also includes land description and ownership details.

Council requires title searches to be no older than three months prior to lodging a planning application. The Title needs to include the Certificate and Plan of Subdivision.

Photocopy of a certificate of title are not acceptable as it may not provide up-to-date information.

How to Obtain a Title Search

Title searches can be obtained in the following ways:

You will need to provide property identification (eg. volume and folio number, lot and plan of subdivision number, council property number, or address) of the property.

Search On-Line

Visit landata.vic.gov.au – It will be necessary to register to use this service. A credit card will be required.

Title Searcher

The Yellow Pages lists many companies offering this service. Look under ‘Title Searchers’.