Zoning certificates

Zoning certificates

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You can now apply for property certificates online using our secure online payment system.

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The state of the land

A zoning certificate is officially called a section 10.7 certificate, which will provide you with information the City of Sydney has on file about planning controls and other property issues that affect a particular piece of land. There are 2 types of section 10.7 certificates available from the City.

  • A section 10.7(2) certificate shows the zoning of the property, its relevant state, regional and local planning controls and other property issues such as land contamination and road widening. Please note: the certificate is based on the parent property only, not on individual lot numbers.
  • A section 10.7(2) and 10.7(5) certificate provides the same information but also includes other factors such as advice from other authorities, subdivision history, easements where we have that information available and access to the City's parking permit scheme.

While the certificate will state all the relevant planning instruments that apply to the property, it does not specify particular development standards or terms of the instruments. If you propose to develop the property, we recommend undertaking thorough research into all of the planning instrument terms that apply to the land.


Under section 10.7 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, the City must issue these certificates upon application. You can apply for your certificate online or you can download an application form Please note, we no longer accept faxed applications.

  • section 10.7(2) certificate costs $53
  • section 10.7(2) and 10.7(5) certificates cost $80.

Your application will be processed within 5 working days from the date of payment.

Urgent requirements

Urgent certificates can be processed within 24 hours for an additional $151 fee. To allow for a 24-hour turnaround, we must receive your application no later than 3.30pm the day before it is required (weekdays only). Applications received on a Friday will not be available until the next business day (excluding public holidays). 

Please note: Urgent certificates cannot be applied for online and must be collected from any one of our customer service centres. Please download and complete the certificates application if you need a certificate urgently.

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Last updated: Monday, 1 July 2019