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Planning Certificates (s149)
When buying a property it is important to find out about planning controls or hazards that may affect the land you are seeking to purchase.

You may obtain this information from Council by making the following enquiries:
  • Requesting a planning certificate (Section 149 certificate);
  • Obtaining any records of inspection of the land or any buildings on the land by Council; and
  • Obtaining a copy of any relevant plans or development consent issued by Council.

What is a s149 Planning Certificate?

s149 Planning Certificates contain information about the town planning controls relevant to specific land as well as other information, which may affect the development of the land. 

You can apply for a s149 Planning Certificates by lodging a completed Planning certificate application with Council.

Why would I need a s149 Certificate?

When land is bought or sold, the Conveyancing Act 1919, requires a s149 Planning Certificate to be attached to the contract of sale. A s149 Planning Certificate can also provide existing owners with useful information about planning controls relating to their land.

Singleton Council
PO Box 314 Singleton NSW 2330
Ph: 02 6578 7290