Building Information

If you’re buying or selling a property and you suspect work may have been done without appropriate council or private certifier approvals, you can apply for a Building Information Certificate (BIC).

This certificate ensures the whole or part of the building covered by the certificate won’t be subject to any regulatory action by the local council for 7 years.

This action could include:

  • demolishing, altering, adding to, or rebuilding
  • resolving any encroachment by the building onto land under council control. 


Step 1.Prerequisites 

To apply for a Building Information Certificate online, you must be registered to log in via the NSW Planning Portal.

You will need to provide an original or certified copy of a survey report and plan and other documents such as plans and specifications.

Step 2.Apply

Once you have all of the required documentation you can apply for your BIC on the NSW Planning Portal. 

In Person

Visit Us

Visit our Customer Service team at 22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill and we will help you complete your application.


A BIC does not prevent Council from issuing notices or orders in relation to unauthorised works or fire safety matters, and it does not certify that the building complies with legal and safety requirements relating to swimming pool barriers and fencing, fire safety and other public health and safety matter.