Rating Certificates

Section 603

Rating Certificates are also referred to as Section 603 Certificates, because they are issued under Section 603 of the Local Government Act 1993.

As part of a Rating Certificate, Council will specify whether there are any outstanding rates, water charges and debts payable to Council in respect of a particular property.

Rating Certificates are generally requested by conveyancing professionals, when property is being purchased or sold and there is a need to ensure that the property is not the subject of any outstanding rates, water charges or debts.

There are a number of ways that you can apply for a Rating Certificate, including:

  • In person at Council’s Customer Service Centres: 26-28 Adelaide Street Wentworth or 6 Midway Drive Buronga
  • Download an application form (see below). Fill out the application form and return it to Council with the prescribed fee
  • Ask your conveyancing solicitor to lodge the application on your behalf

Current cost of a Section 603 and special water meter reading can be found on the annual fees and charges page.

Payment options include:

  • In person – by cash, cheque, credit card or Eftpos at Council’s Customer Service Centres, 26-28 Adelaide Street Wentworth or 6 Midway Drive Buronga
  • By mail – send credit card details or cheque made payable to Wentworth Shire Council, post with your application to Wentworth Shire Council, PO Box 81 Wentworth NSW 2648

Rates Certificates will be processed within 10 working days of receipt of the application. This is subject to the application being made complete with all required information, including the property description (Lot and DP numbers).  

We are happy to help you with this service.  Feel free to call us on 03 5027 5027 or visit our Customer Service Centres at 26-28 Adelaide Street Wentworth or 6 Midway Drive Buronga.