Certificates for your property
Apply for a certificate to find out what you can use your land for.
Apply for a certificate to find out if you have any outstanding rates, fees or charges relating to your land.
Apply for a building or construction certificate after you have received development approval.
Apply for a certificate
You can apply for a certificate online:
You can apply for other certificates in person using these forms:
A section 10.7 certificate explains what you can use your land for.
It includes information on:
- state, regional and local planning controls
- property issues such as contamination or road widening.
A section 735a certificate usually required when you purchase or sell your property.
It lists any outstanding notices and orders that we have issued on your property. These notices and orders could include:
- unauthorised building works
- demolition orders
- keeping animals
- enforcing the conditions in a development consent
- orders to improve stormwater or sewage facilities.
This certificate will include any notices and orders we have issued under the Local Government Act (1993) and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act (1979).
A section 603 certificate is usually required when you purchase or sell your property.
It outlines any fees charges or outstanding rates on your property.
Building information certificates
A building information certificate confirms that we won't take regulatory action on your building for 7 years. This certificate also protects you against any proceedings relating to encroachment by your building onto Council land.
Regulatory action includes issuing an order for your building to be:
- added to
A building information certificate does not stop us from taking action to:
- improve your building's fire safety
- require you to seek development consent
- enforce the conditions of a development consent.
You can apply for a building information certificate if you are:
- owner of the property
- somebody acting with consent of the owner
- a purchaser who has signed a contract of sale.
Building information certificates are issued under Section 6.7 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment (EP&A) Act 1979.
You will need to create a NSW Planning Portal account, or MyServiceNSW account.
Fees are calculated based on the value of construction. Contact us for an estimate of the fee.
Fire Safety Statements
If your building has a Fire Safety Schedule, you must arrange for qualified personnel to provide a Fire Safety Statement every year.
A Fire Safety Statement is a declaration that all fire safety measures on your property have been maintained to the appropriate standards.
Swimming pool certificates
If you have a swimming pool, you must have it inspected every 3 years.
We conduct inspections and issue certificates of compliance. If you have a swimming pool, you cannot sell or lease your property without a certificate of compliance.
Our online mapping tool has information about your property, including:
- location of acid sulphate soil zones
- heritage areas.