Applications for Regulation 51(1) are usually used to supply information often included in the Section 32s for a property that is being sold.
The following information is provided on a Regulation 51(1) certificate:
a) Details of any permit or certificate of final inspection issued in the preceding 10 years
b) details of any current statement issued under regulation 502 or 503 of the regulations; and
c) details of any current notice and/or order issued by the relevant building surveyor under the Act.
Please note: Requests for information under Regulation's 51(1), 52(2), 51(3) have a minimum fee required by the Building Interim Regulations 2017. Please see below schedule of fees and charges for the fee amount.
Applications for Regulation 51(2) ) are usually used for any vacant or established property where you intend to build. This information is usually obtained by Building Surveyors, Architects, associated professionals, or even property owners, so that they may ensure the design of proposed building works meet regulatory requirements.
The following information is provided on a Regulation 51(2) certificate:
a) Land liable to flooding
b) Designated termite areas
c) Specified bushfire attack levels (only where identified in the planning scheme)
d) Significant snowfall areas
e) Designated land or works
Please note: Requests for information under Regulations 51(1), 52(2), 53(3) have a minimum fee required by the Building Interim Regulations 2018. Please see below schedule of fees and charges for the fee amount.
Applications for Regulation 51(3) are usually used for the preparation of Owner Builder Reports required under section 137B of the Building Act 1993.
The information provide under this type of request is limited to the provision of inspection approval dates of mandatory notification stages for building work carried out under a current or previous building permit.
The legal point of discharge is a point specified by Council where stormwater from a property must be discharged. This point is usually Council's stormwater drain, where available, or street kerb and channel.
Council is regularly asked to provide direction on the legal point of discharge for both existing properties and the redevelopment of residential, commercial and industrial developments.
You can apply for a legal point of discharge report from Council, which provides the location to which the stormwater drainage discharge from your land must be directed.
Your building surveyor must consider this report before issuing a building permit.
Please note that Council does not keep records of stormwater pipes around homes and this report does not provide a plan of stormwater drains on your land.
Click here to download the application form for Property Information & Legal Point of Discharge
Council is required to keep a copy of all building permits issued in the municipality.
If Council does not issue the permit, the private surveyor is required to provide a copy to Council within seven days of issuing. The building permits records of Council go back to the 1940s in some areas and a copy of plans are available to the property owner, however it should be noted there is no guarantee that a permit can be located. If a third party requires a copy of any documents, Council requires written permission from the current owner of the property to release the documents to that person.