The time frames for Council to process an application for a Certificate of Approval are specified in section 31 of the Strata Titles Act 1998 as are the lodgement requirements for the applicant.
Council, must within 30 business days after the day on which it receives the application, issue, or refuse to issue, a certificate of approval in relation to the application.
Applicants are required to lodge with the application evidence, satisfactory to the Council, that is sufficient to enable the Council to be satisfied as to the matters specified in section 31 (3) of the Act, as Council must do before issuing a certificate of approval.
Council is able to request further information in order to determine the application within a 15 business day period and a 'stop clock' mechanism in relation to the further information request is applicable.
Once the further information has been provided to the Council, the Council then has 8 business days to decide that the information is satisfactory or notify the applicant that the information is not satisfactory and send a further information request.
The Council has developed the attached forms:
These need to be completed and lodged with applications for a Certificate of Approval under the provisions of section 31 of the Strata Titles Act 1998.
To assist with obtaining the required building and plumbing information for your strata application, Council provides an archive search service where officers will search Council's records of all relevant applications. To request an archive search, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To undertake the search, there is a non-refundable research and administration fee of $300.
Payment can be made using any of the following methods:
In-person: You can visit the Hobart Council Centre and pay in person using:
- credit / debit cards
- money order
Post: You can send us cheques and money orders made payable to City of Hobart.
City of Hobart
GPO Box 503
Phone: Phone payments may be made via 03 6238 2190 or 03 6238 2711
Please note that there will be further copying charges that will apply in accordance with the Council's Fees and Charges, details of which will be sent to you via a separate email.
Should you have any further questions regarding obtaining building and plumbing information please do not hesitate to contact the archives unit on 03 6238 2160.
Applications for a Certificate of Approval will need to be lodged through the City of Hobart's Development Portal as a Strata and Final Plan Submission. Strata plans should be lodged as a Strata Submission.
The application forms and any supporting information will need to be lodged through the development portal.
Hardcopy strata plans will still need to be lodged separately at Council as hardcopy plans are required for certification by Council and the subsequent lodgement at the Land Titles Office.
The application will not become valid until the original set of strata plans has been received by Council and the fee for a Certificate of Approval has been paid.