Building Information Certificates (Section 6.25)

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

Applicants need to be:

  • The owner(s) of the land on which the building is erected; or
  • Anyone having the owner(s) written consent; or
  • A solicitor or conveyancing agent acting for a purchaser or the owner; or
  • By a public authority that has notified the owner of its intention to apply for the certificate.

You can apply for a Building Information Certificate by completing the application form.  The Schedule of fees is provided on the application form.

A current survey report of the site which shows all improvements on the land must be attached to your application form.