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Development Doing Business Rates Section Certificates

Rates and Section 7 Certificates

Section 187 and Section 7 Certificate Searches can be requested by any person with an interest in the land (refer to Local Government Act 1999 (Section 187).

Fees and charges

From 1 July 2023, are as follows:

  • Rates only - $39.00
  • Section 7 only (standard) - $27.75


  • Full search = $66.75 (Rates $39.00 + Standard Section 7 $27.75)

Request timeframes

Standard requests are returned electronically via email within eight business days.

How to request a search

  • Via our online service (click on the New User Registration link provided below to register as a new user or Rates Certificate and Section 7 Notices if you are already registered).
  • Email search request to (copy of Certificate of Title must be included).

Enquiries should be forwarded to or phone 8406 8222.

New User Registration Simply enter your contact details and register a unique username and password.
Rates Certificates and Section 7 Notices To request a new Certificate or Section 7 you will be presented with a series of pages and you will be required to fill in all of the requested information. Each page contains an explanation of the information to be entered.