Purchasing a property and land purchase inquiries

If you are intending to purchase a property, the City is able to provide information on previous approvals listed against the property. Ask your settlement agent to lodge a Land Purchase Inquiry (LPI) with the City. The City endeavours to process LPI requests within 14 business days.

An LPI can assist you with:

  • Building licences/permits approvals issued for the property
  • The zoning and density of the property under Local Planning Scheme No. 3
  • Proposed road widening/treatments
  • Advice regarding rates and charges
  • Dangerous trees
  • Coastal hazard alerts.

When completing an Offer and Acceptance on a property you wish to purchase, the City recommends a clause be added requesting the owner provide evidence that all structures and land uses for that property have approval from the City.

A coastal hazard alert is included in the LPI for lots identified as subject to coastal hazard risk within the next 100 years. Please refer to coastal vulnerability  to see how this may affect property owners.

Whilst every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of this information, the City of Joondalup makes no representation or warranties about its accuracy, completeness or suitability for any other purposes and disclaims any liability for all expenses losses, damages and costs which you might incur as a result of the data being inaccurate or incomplete in any way and for any reasons.


Please refer to Building Services: Fees and Charges.