Property certificates

You can apply for various property certificates online, or by printing out the application and returning it to us. This includes the following:

Section 10.7 (formerly section 149) Planning Certificate

A Planning Certificate is issued under Section 10.7 (formerly section 149) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 (as amended) and gives information on Town Planning controls applying to the land, and other information, which may affect the use or development of the land.

Among other things, it identifies the zoning of the land, any draft Local Environmental Plans relevant to the land, those Development Control Plans and State Environmental Planning Policies which apply to the land, whether any heritage/conservation controls apply to the land, and any physical constraints or hazards such as flooding or land contamination.

When land is bought or sold, the Conveyancing Act, 1919, requires a 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.

Alternatively, you can purchase the combined 10.7 (2) and 10.7 (5) Planning Certificate which as well as identifying the matters listed above, includes, but is not limited to, additional information on matters such as Tree Preservation, history of development consents applying to the land, any draft Development Control Plans affecting the land, and whether the land is listed on the State Heritage Register.

How do I apply and what will it cost?

There are several ways to apply for a Planning certificate.

  1. Apply online

  2. Emailing the completed application form to info@maitland.nsw.gov.au

  3. Posting the completed application form to PO Box 220, Maitland, NSW, 2320

  4. In person with the completed application form at Maitland City Council's Citizen Services Centre (285-287 High Street, Maitland)

Download application

A fee applies for Planning certificates and depends on the type of certificate and the processing timeframe:

  • Section 10.7 (2) is $53 or $80 for the express option.
  • Combined Section 10.7 (2) & (5) is $133 or $200 for the express option.

Standard processing time is 3-5 business days, or you can purchase the express option which has a faster day two day processing time.

Section 603 Rates and charges

A 603 Certificate is issued under Section 603 of the Local Government Act, 1993 and gives the amount (if any) due or payable to Council, by way of rates, charges or otherwise, in respect of a parcel of land.

The majority of people who are purchasing a property apply for, or have their conveyancer apply for on their behalf, a 603 Rates and Charges Certificate so they are aware of the rates and charges (if any) due or payable. These rates and charges remain due or payable regardless of the owner of the land.

How do I apply and what will it cost?

There are several ways to apply for a Section 603 property certificate:

  1. Apply online
  2. Emailing the completed application form to info@maitland.nsw.gov.au
  3. Posting the completed application form to PO Box 220, Maitland, NSW, 2320
  4. In person with the completed application form at Maitland City Council's Citizen Services Centre (285-287 High Street, Maitland)

Download application

The fee for Section 603 property certificates is $80 or $160 for the express option. 

Standard processing time is 3-5 business days, or you can purchase the express option which has a faster day two day processing time.

 

Section 121ZP Outstanding Notice Certificate

Issued under Section 121ZP of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 (as amended), this certificate provides information as to any outstanding notices, orders, directions and demands issued by Council on a particular property.

Council will search property records for any notices, orders, directions and demands issued in relation to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 (as amended) upon receiving a 121ZP Certificate application. This may include notices issued under Section 121 for a variety of building and development issues.

How do I apply and what will it cost?

There are several ways to apply for a Section 121ZP property certificate:

  1. Apply online

  2. Emailing the completed application form to info@maitland.nsw.gov.au
  3. Posting the completed application form to PO Box 220, Maitland, NSW, 2320
  4. In person with the completed application form at Maitland City Council's Citizen Services Centre (285-287 High Street, Maitland)

Download application

The fee for Section 121ZP property certificate is $65

 

 

Section 735A Outstanding Notice Certificate

A 735A Certificate is a certificate issued under Section 735A of the Local Government Act, 1993, which provides information as to any outstanding notices, orders, directions and demands issued by council on a particular property.

Upon receiving an application for a 735A Certificate, Council will search property records for any notices, orders, directions and demands issued in relation to the Local Government Act, 1993. This may include notices issued under Section 124 for a variety of building and land use issues.

How do I apply and what will it cost?

There are several ways to apply for a Section 121ZP property certificate:

  1. Apply online

  2. Emailing the completed application form to info@maitland.nsw.gov.au
  3. Posting the completed application form to PO Box 220, Maitland, NSW, 2320
  4. In person with the completed application form at Maitland City Council's Citizen Services Centre (285-287 High Street, Maitland)

Download application

The fee for Section 735A property certificate is $65