Online E-Services Portal
Fairfield City Council offers an online service for certificates, such as Planning Certificates (10.7).
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You will need to create a one off user login in the E-Services Portal that you will use for all your online certificate requests.
Fairfield City Council will continue to offer the ability to applicants to submit hard copy or electronic forms for conveyancing certificates. The forms are listed below:
Note: Certificate requests will only be processed once payment is received.
Information relating to these types of certificates
The requirement for these certificates usually arises when a property is being purchased or sold. The certificates issued by this Council are:
- Planning certificates specifying planning requirements and restrictions that apply to a parcel of land.
- Section 88G certificates for covenants.
A brief description of each certificate type of provided below.
Planning certificates specify the planning requirements and restrictions that apply to a parcel of land, such as the zoning of a lot, as at the date of the certificate. Planning certificates are issued under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act).
Under the EP&A Act Council shall not incur any liability in respect of advice it provides in a planning certificate.
Planning certificates are generated on the lot, not the street address. Where a street address comprises more than one lot, a separate certificate for each lot must be applied for.
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Section 88G Certificates for Covenants
Council places positive covenants on the title of applicable properties in the Fairfield Local Government area in respect of maintenance requirements which have a public benefit. This includes the obligation to maintain stormwater retention systems on private land.
If a property owner neglects to maintain these systems or does not perform the obligations for public good as contained in the positive covenant, Council may carry out the obligation, including any maintenance. Any costs to Council in these instances are fully recoverable.
Under section 88G (3) of the Conveyancing Act 1919, Council can issue certificates that identify any outstanding debts owed to Council by the property owner in respect of their positive covenant obligations. If unpaid by the owner, these debts will be passed on to the purchaser on conveyance of the property.
A section 88G certificate states any outstanding costs for failure to comply with the positive covenant on the land, being the cost which has been recovered for work carried out by Council.
Please note that section 88G (3) certificates are generated on the lot, not the street address. Where a street address comprises more than one lot, a separate certificate for each lot must be applied for.