Apply for a certificate

Below is a list of the various certificates that may be required as part of your development process. Click on the header bars to get more information.

For further information in regard to the application process, including fees, please contact Council's Customer Information Centre on telephone number 9839 6000.

A Building Certificate is a certificate issued by Council that states it will not make certain Orders or take certain action under the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 or the Local Government Act 1993.

This includes; to Order or take proceedings for an Order to have the building (covered by the certificate) demolished, altered, added to or rebuilt, or to take proceedings in relation to any encroachment by the building onto land under the control of Council, for a period of seven (7) years.

A certificate is usually applied for when selling houses or other property.

This application form can be found to the right in supporting information. 

A 149 Certificate is a planning certificate under Section 149 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

Planning Certificates give information on the development potential of a parcel of land including the planning restrictions that apply to the land on the date the certificate is issued. There are two types of 149 planning certificates, 149/2 and 149/2&5.

What is the difference between a 149/2 and a 149/2&5 Certificate? 

A 149/2 Certificate provides you with information such as zoning, whether and Draft Local Environmental Plans and Development Control Plans affect the land and whether any restrictions apply to the land due to natural hazards such as flooding and bushfire.

A 149/2&5 Certificate provides you with all of the above information and additional information.

Why do I need a 149 Certificate?

When land is bought or sold the Conveyancing Act 1919 requires a 149 Planning Certificate to be attached to the contract of sale.  It may also help an existing owner to decide about the uses of their land.

Is there a fee involved?

Yes and you can find it on the application form located on the right.  

Please note: Urgent 149 Zoning Certificates are now taking a minimum of 1 business day to process. 


A Section 603 Certificate (Local Government Act 1993) is a rates certificate that advises the amount (if any) due or payable to Council by way of rates, charges or otherwise, on a parcel of land.

Is there a fee involved?

Yes and you can find it on the application form on the right.

A Section 735A & 121ZP Outstanding Notices Certificate lists any outstanding notices and orders issued by Council in relation to a particular property.

Why do I need an Outstanding Notices and Orders Certificate?

You may apply for a Section 735A & 121ZP Outstanding Notices Certificate at any time, but a certificate is often needed before property settlement. 

Is there a fee involved?

Yes and you can find it on the application form on the right.

To sell a property with a swimming pool or spa pool, the owner must have a certificate of compliance, a certificate of non-compliance or an occupation certificate for the pool.

To lease a property with a pool, the owner must also have a certificate of compliance or an occupation certificate for the pool.

For additional information regarding Swimming pool safety or getting a Swimming Pool Compliance certificate it can be found here.