10.7 Planning Certificates

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Planning Certificates

A Planning Certificate provides information, current at the date of issue, about relevant state, regional and local planning controls and other property restrictions relating to a parcel of land.

Planning Certificates are issued by Council in accordance with Section 10.7 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

Please refer to our Residential Guide for further information on the 10.7 Certificate process

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There are two types of Planning Certificates as described below:

Section 10.7 Planning Certificate (2)

A Section 10.7 (2) Planning Certificate provides information, as specified under Schedule 4 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000. Some of this information includes: 

  • The name/s of relevant planning control documents such as - State  Environmental Planning Policies, Regional Environmental Plans, Local Environmental Plans and Development Control Plans;
  • Zoning and land uses that are permitted or prohibited within that  zone;
  • If any heritage listings apply;
  • If land is reserved for acquisition such as road widening;
  • Whether the land is affected by a policy that restricts development because of the likelihood of certain hazard risks;
  • The name of each contributions plan applying to the land;
  • Whether the land is subject to any site compatibility certificates, such as seniors or affordable housing;
  • Matters arising under the Contaminated Land Management Act, 1997;

Sections 10.7 (2) and (5) Certificate

A Section 10.7(2) and (5) Planning Certificate contains the above information, and additional advice on other relevant matters affecting the land.

Frequently Asked Questions

When do you need a Planning Certificate?

When a property is to be sold, a Planning Certificate is required under the Conveyancing Act 1919, to be attached to the contract of sale.

How to apply for a Planning Certificate?

There are three ways you can apply for a Planning Certificate – in person, online or by post.

  • Download a copy of the Planning Certificate application and lodge your application in person at our Customer Service Centre, 70 Central Ave, Oran Park NSW 2570 and pay the relevant fee.
  • Complete your application online, or
  • Post your completed application form with a cheque for the full amount to:

Camden Council
PO Box 183
CAMDEN NSW 2570

How much does a Planning Certificate Cost and how long does it take to issue?

The following fees have been set under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 and apply when obtaining a Section 10.7 (2) and (5) Planning Certificate:

  • $53.00 for a Section 10.7 (2) Planning Certificate
  • $133.00 for a Section 10.7 (2) and (5) Planning Certificate

We endeavour to issue Planning Certificates within 5 business or working days.

Please refer to Council’s Fees and Charges for more information relating to certificates.


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