Property Ownership Requests

The State Government has introduced Regulation 29B to the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996 (Regulation) which places restrictions on the availability of owners and occupiers, electoral and ratepayer details to the public.

The Regulation states that a person seeking owners and occupiers, electoral and/or ratepayer details is required to complete a statutory declaration stating that the information obtained will not be used for commercial purposes by themselves or another person. Persons unable to make this declaration are not able to receive the information.

'Commercial purposes' is defined as: to seek to obtain by formal application a public record for the purpose of the sale or resale or the producing of a document containing all or part of the copy, printout or photograph for sale, and/or obtaining of names and addresses from the public record for the purpose of solicitation, and/or monetary gain from the direct or indirect use of the public record.

To simplify the process for the City's customers, a person requesting this information is required to complete the Request for Information about Owners and Occupiers, Electors and/or Ratepayers Statutory Declaration(PDF, 89KB) which includes the request for information and a declaration that complies with the change in the Regulation.

How to submit a request

In person - Visit the City of Swan Administration Centre between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday

By mail - Send the applicable payment by cheque or money order (please do not send cash), along with the completed and witnessed statutory declaration to:

City of Swan
PO Box 196

Please note:

  • Requests by phone are not permitted.
  • Only witnessed statutory declarations providing the required information will be accepted.
  • Requests for information about owner occupiers, electors and/or ratepayers will incur a fee as outlined in the City's fees and charges ($11.00 per property request).