Due to the impacts of COVID-19, Council is working through a number of budgetary and rating scenarios. We are working towards an adoption of the 2020/21 budget and the declaration of rates on the 4 August 2020.
As a result, Council will not be able to provide rating information or issue any urgent Section 7 or Section 187 statements until 14 August 2020. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
If there is any change to the above date, we will inform you in due course.
Section 7 search
Step 1 - Register
Looking to do a Section 7 certificate search? You must first register online.
In order to use some functions you will need to register your details with Council and you will receive an email when your login is ready for use.
Should you not receive confirmation within 3 business days, please contact Council on 8416 6333 for assistance.
Step 2 - Search
When you receive your login information, visit the Section 7 search page. You will be prompted to enter your login information.
The certificate provides information about
- the zoning of the subject property
- any approvals granted for the property
- any outstanding notices or orders
- special provisions such as if the property is heritage listed or prone to flooding.
A page of Advisory Notes of general information which is not property specific is appended to the Section 7 Certificate.
Getting a certificate
We can provide a Section 7 Certificate when you supply us with the following information for the property you’re buying or selling:
- the name of the person or company requesting the search (e.g. the applicant)
- applicant contact details
- property address
- a copy of the Certificate of Title for the property
- fee payment.
Note: it’s important to provide all the required information as incomplete applications are returned unprocessed.
Fees as from 1st July 2020
NOTE: if there is more than one Certificate of Title attached to the property being searched a $25.50 fee will be charged for each individual Certificate of Title.
|For each Certificate of Title search
|Within one (1) business day
|Within eight (8) business days
|For a search relating to one (1) strata unit/community lot
|For a search relating to two (2) strata units/community lots on the same strata/community plan
|For a search relating to three (3) or more strata units/community lots on the same strata/community plan
|Rates search (independent of Section 7 and 12 Property Search)
Email a Development Assistant or phone 8416 6333, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.