Quick reference guide: Building Information Certificate

Prepare all required documents

There are various supporting documents that are required to be lodged with your Building Information Certificate application. You will need to have your supporting documents prepared, which include a Survey Report and plan, ready to upload with your application on the NSW Planning Portal.

The Survey Report and plan must represent the property and buildings as they exist at the time of lodging the application. Further information may be needed (including building plans, specifications and certificates) to enable Council to assess the application.

If a copy of the Survey Report is submitted, the copy must be either certified by the Surveyor who prepared the report, or the original report must be sighted by Council and the copy endorsed.

In addition to the Survey Report, you will also need to complete and upload:

Lodge your application electronically

You are now required to lodge your Building Information Certification application and supporting documents on the NSW Planning Portal:

Your application may be reviewed by our pre-assessment team and you will be notified of the outcome. If your application is accepted, you will be issued with an invoice for the application fee.

Before you lodge your Building Information Certificate application it is important that all of your supporting document requirements have been addressed, as you may be charged another portal service fee if you are required to re-submit your application.

Please note that portal service fees are issued by the NSW Government to support the ongoing maintenance and delivery of the NSW Planning Portal. Fees payable through the ServiceNSW gateway may incur a surcharge depending on the payment method.

If you have any queries about portal service fees, please contact ServiceNSW:

  • T:  1300 305 695.

Pay your application fee

Once you receive an invoice for the application fee, you will need to pay the fee by following one of the payment options detailed on the invoice.

  • All Building Information Certificate fees are detailed in Council's current fees and charges document.
  • *N.B - If the property exceeds 200m2 or additional inspections are required, additional fees will apply.
  • Building Information Certificate fees are set under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (the Regulation). Residential properties have a set application fee per dwelling (refer to above). The fee for other building types is calculated according to the floor area of the building. The total floor area of the building to be inspected needs to be included on the application form.
  • For other development types, please refer to the fees in clause 260 of the Regulation or contact our Development Help Desk.

We can help you

For assistance using the NSW Planning Portal please contact Service NSW:

If you would like to discuss the details of your application or supporting documents you need to lodge, please contact Council's Development Help Desk: