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Council does not provide adjoining owners' details, nor do we write to the owners on behalf of the neighbours.
If your neighbour's property is rented out, you could try asking the tenant or managing agent of the property for the owner's contact details. You could also ask the tenant or the agent to pass on a letter to the owner asking them to contact you.
A title search is a search to find out who owns a property. There are two steps you need to follow:
Once you know the name of the owner or owners, you need to find out their contact details. You can look up the name of the owner in the phonebook.
The Whitepages is available online. Not everybody is listed in the phonebook. Some people may not have a landline in their name and some people ask for their numbers to be kept confidential.
Application for Formal Access are to be made by completing the Formal Access application form available online. Completed forms should be submitted to Council accompanied by the GIPA prescribed application fee of $30.
You can write a letter providing further information about why you need to contact your neighbour and attach it to the form. If you cannot get a copy of the form you can just apply by letter. In your letter you should:
An officer will consider your application and decide whether to provide you with the information that you have requested.
Find out more or make a GIPA Formal Access application