Zoning Certificate Application

A Section 10.7 Certificate is a planning certificate under Section 10.7 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

Planning certificates give information on the development potential of a parcel of land including the planning restrictions that apply to the land on the date the certificate is issued. There are 2 types of Planning Certificates, 10.7/2 and 10.7/5.

What is the difference between a 10.7/2 Certificate and a 10.7/5 Certificate?

A 10.7/2 Certificate provides you with information such as the zone, whether the land is affected by any Draft Local Environmental Plans and Development Control Plans, whether the land is affected by Mines Subsidence and Restrictions on development due to natural hazards such as landslip, flooding or bush fire.

A 10.7/2 & 5 Certificate provides you with all of the above information plus additional information such as easements, unhealthy building land, outstanding health & building notices and other matters which includes any other information Council feels is relevant to the land.

Why do I need a 10.7 Certificate?

When land is bought or sold the Conveyancing Act 1919 requires a 10.7 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.

Is there a fee involved?

Yes. Please see Council's Fees & Charges for current prices. 10.7 Certificates must be paid for up front.

How do I apply for a 10.7 Certificate?

You need to complete an application form which is available for downloading below or by contacting us on the phone number below and we will mail or fax one out to you.

Your application should be accompanied by a cheque or you can make your payment by cash, at the Dungog Shire Council Administration Building.

How long do they take to process?

We usually require 5 working days to process your application.

What if my application is urgent? Can I pay an urgency fee?

If your application is urgent an urgency fee will apply in addition to the basic fee. For urgent requests we endeavour to process the application within 24 hours.