Building Information Certificates (Section 6.25)

What is a Building Certificate?

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 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.

Why do I want one?

Obtaining a Building Information Certificate for a property is a way an owner, or potential purchaser, or a financial institution can be assured that the structural assets on the property are in reasonable repair, are safe, and have the approval of Council.

A Building Information Certificate is often associated with the sale of the property, refinancing loans associated with the property, or the regulation of building works that may have been built without Council Approval.

Who can apply?

How do I apply?

You can apply for a Building Information Certificate by completing the application form or collecting the form from Council's Environmental, Planning & Building Services Counter.

What do I need to provide?

Applicants need to provide the following:

How long do they take?

A Building Information Certificate or a request for additional information will usually be received within approximately 10 working days.

Fees & Charges

The schedule of fees is available on Council's application form or by calling the Environmental, Planning & Building Services Department on 6333 6531.