Inner West Council

Zoning Certificates (Section 149 Certificates) 

Section 149 Planning Certificates, also known as zoning certificates, are legal documents issued by Council under the provisions of Section 149 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.  The certificate provides information on planning controls and any development restrictions which may apply to a particular parcel of land within the Council area.  They are usually required upon the sale or purchase of a property.

There are two types of certificate:

  • Section 149 (2) Certificate - Provides information about the zoning of the property, the relevant state, regional and local planning controls and other planning affectations such as heritage, land contamination and road widening;
  • Section 149 (2) & (5) Certificate - Provides advice about previous approvals within the last 5 years.

Requests for multiple lots require payment for each individual lot.

Certificate Fees

  • $53 for Section149 (2) Planning Certificate.
  • $133 for Section149 (2)  and (5) Planning Certificate.

The certificate is generally processed within 3-5 working days.

  • Urgent 149 Planning Certificate Service (24 hours) - additional $203.70 (GST included) per application.

Council reserves the right to make this service unavailable. 

The appropriate form can be found on Council's Application Form page here