Section 10.7 Certificate

What is a Section 10.7 certificate?

A Section 10.7 Planning Certificate is a certificate issued by Council under the provisions of Section 10.7 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. The certificate provides information on how the land may be used and restrictions on its development.

A s10.7 certificate can only be issued on a lot that has been registered and is only legally correct as of the day of processing.

There are two parts to the Section 10.7 Certificate:

  • A s10.7(2) Certificate provides limited information. A 10.7(2) certificate must legally be attached to a contract for the sale of the land.
  • A s10.7(5) Certificate provides a broader range of information relevant to the land which may include additional advice on matters that relate to: exhibited draft DCP’s, whether it is potentially contaminated land,  and other matter, considered relevant. 

When applying for a certificate you can request a part certificate s10.7(2) or a full certificate ie.(s10.7(2) & (5)).

It is highly recommended that a full certificate (part(2) and part(5)) be obtained when purchasing land in Shoalhaven.

Application forms for a s10.7 Certificate can be accessed by the application area to the right of this screen.

Processing time

All s10.7 certificates are processed in a timely manner and as soon as practicable in accordance with the EP & A Act.  Council has an urgency fee which enables the certificate process to be started (during normal office hours) on the day of recieving the application and payment of all fees.

Fees and charges

For further information relating to the  fees for a section 10.7 certificate refer to Councils fees and charges.

Additional copy of s10.7 certificate - "copy will only be supplied within 5 business days of generated certificate otherwise a new certificate will have to be requested at the standard fee".

Certificate Changes

Amendments to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979

“Certain amendments to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 No 203 (Act) will commence on 1 March 2018.  

The Environmental Planning and Assessment (Amendment) Act 2017 No 60 makes changes of substance to the Act and, as a consequence, the Act has been renumbered in a decimal format.  For example, Section 149 Planning Certificates will become Section 10.7 certificates.

Affected building notices and building product rectification orders

Council are now including a notation in s10.7(2) certificates “Affected building notices and building product rectification orders”.

Further information is available from Council's Compliance Team Unit.


Guest Customers

Online Application (new window) made by credit card payment.

Application Form for over the counter lodgement/payment or by mail lodgement/cheque payment.

Registered Customers

Online Application (new window) made by registered customers who have set up a Direct Debit Account.


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