Building Certificate - New South Wales


The purpose of this certificate is to receive assurance from your Council that your building complies with all relevant legislation and standards.

A building is a temporary or permanent structure (not including manufactured homes, moveable dwellings or associated structures). This certificate may apply to a part of or the whole of a structure.

If your application is granted, the Council will be prevented from ordering work to be conducted for a period of seven years. Work the Council is unable to require that you perform includes:

  • Alterations;
  • Demolition;
  • Additions; and
  • Rebuilding.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this certificate you must provide details such as:

  • Building plans;
  • Specifications;
  • Survey reports; and
  • Any other relevant certificates or information requested by the Council.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Seven years from date of issue.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees for this approval vary depending on individual circumstances. The minimum fee is $250. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.


Act(s) name

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 NSW

Administering agency

The Hills Shire Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries Officer

The Hills Shire Council

Operating address: 3 Columbia Street
Baulkham Hills, New South Wales 2153
Mailing address: PO BOX 7064
Baulkham Hills BC, New South Wales 2153
Phone: 02 9843 0555
Fax: 02 9843 0409
Website: The Hills Shire Council (Opens in new window)