Certificate of Compliance - Australian Capital Territory


You will need 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 needed 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 need to seek the consent of the Agency to transfer the lease to another person.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $70.85

Single residential, including dual occupancy and individual units within a staged unit development. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $251.80

Issue of Certificate of Compliance Other than single residential. Fees for 2023-24

General Miscellaneous All -

You may need to pay additional fees. Please contact the agency for more information.


Act(s) name

Planning and Development Act 2007 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Planning and Development Regulation 2008 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate