Certificate of Compliance - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will require this certificate upon the completion of a structure or development on your land. Please be aware that all land in the ACT is leased from the Crown, and is subject to an agreement which may provide restrictions on the type of construction or development you may undertake.

The purpose of this certificate is to demonstrate that you have complied with the relevant provisions relating to your building and / or development within your lease agreement. This certificate allows you to sell your property without having to apply for a consent to transfer. A consent to transfer is required when your land doesn't comply with the building and development agreement.

This certificate may be issued even if the structure or development is only partly compliant with the lease agreement and / or subject to you complying with further conditions. If you intend to sell your non-compliant structure or development you may be required to seek the consent of the Agency to transfer the lease to another person.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Please consult directly with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.



Single residential, including dual occupancy and individual units within a staged unit development.


Other than single residential.


Further fees may apply. Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Administering agency

Environment and Planning Directorate
Planning and Land Authority

Act(s) name

Planning and Development Act 2007 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

Enquiries, Licensing Unit
Environment and Planning Directorate
Planning and Land Authority
Environment and Planning Directorate
Planning and Land Authority
ACT Architects Board

Operating address:
Ground Floor South, Dame Pattie Menzies House
16 Challis Street
Australian Capital Territory 2602
Mailing address:
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601


02 6207 1923


02 6207 1925

Supporting information


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