Section 10.7 Planning Certificates


What is a Section 10.7 Certificate (formerly s149)?

A 10.7 Planning Certificate provides information on how land may be used. It also provides information on the development restrictions applying to the land.

The matters which must be contained in the Certificate are specified in Schedule 4 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.

A planning certificate contains information correct on the day of issue as planning controls are subject to change.

Matters specified in a Planning Certificate include:

  • property zoning
  • permitted and prohibited uses
  • any road widening proposals
  • state planning policies that affect the land
  • Development Control Plans that apply to the land
  • whether or not land is bush fire prone
  • flood related development controls

There are three different Planning Certificates available:

  • 10.7 (2) Planning Certificate provides specific information and is a mandatory inclusion in a contract for the sale of land
  • 10.7 (2) Complying Development Planning Certificate only contains information as to whether or not complying development may be carried out under the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008, and if not, the reason why not
  • 10.7 (2) & (5) Planning Certificate provides the same specific information as 10.7 (2) plus such other information concerning the land that Council may be aware of. The extra information is provided in good faith, and the Council does not incur any liability for information provided

How long does it take?

Planning Certificates are normally ready for collection or post within five working days after receipt of the application. Processing can be expedited if an urgent fee is paid.

Who can apply?

Any person can apply for a 10.7 Planning Certificate.

How can I apply?

You can apply for 10.7 Planning Certificate by completing the application form or collecting the form from Council's Environmental, Planning & Building Services Counter.

Fees and Charges?

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

Urgent applications are completed within 24 hours.