Purchasing a property and land purchase inquiries

If you are intending to purchase a property, the City is able to provide a list of building approvals recorded against the property.

Once a contract of sale has been signed, your settlement agent may lodge a Land Purchase Inquiry (LPI) with the City. The City will endeavour to process the LPI request 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, and
  • Other potential concerns.

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.

While 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 expenses, damages and/or losses which you may incur as a result of the data being inaccurate or incomplete in any way and for any reason.


Fees are in accordance with the Building services fees and charges.