A Building Information Certificate application may be requested for either a part or whole of a building and may be requested by:
- The owner of the property;
- Another person, with the consent of the owner of the property;
- The purchaser of a property under a contract of sale (including the purchaser's solicitor or agent);
- A public authority that has notified the owner of its intention to apply for the certificate.
A council may request an application for a BIC to include the relevant information required for it to determine an application. The applicant may be required to supply information, such as building plans, specifications, survey reports and certificates (i.e. engineers certificate)
If you are unsure about what specific documents you will need, please speak with one of our Building Surveyors or reach out to a professional consultant.
Prior to being able to submit any Application through the NSW Planning Portal, you must create an account (you may have already created an account to submit your Development Application, you can use the same login details).
Register or log in
Once you have all the required documentation, you're ready to lodge your BIC. You'll need to upload electronic versions of the required documentation in order to complete your application.
Lodge a BIC
Lodgement fees will be calculated by Council staff and provided to you via email after we've received your BIC. Your BIC will not be officially lodged until all outstanding fees have been paid.
Our Building Surveyors will assess the BIC application. You will generally not need to be involved in this process, unless the application is incomplete, and you are asked to provide additional information - this can cause delays in processing times.
Your application will either be Determined (approved) or refused by the Building Department. You will receive the notifications via email. All documents can be accessed via your account with the NSW Planning Portal.