Rating Certificates

Rating Certificates are also referred to as Section 603 Certificates. This is 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, charges and debts payable to Council in respect of a particular property. Further information on Rating Certificates can be found by exploring the FAQ’s below:

Frequently Asked Questions

Why would I need a Rating Certificate?

Rating Certificates are commonly 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, charges or debts.

How can I apply for a Rating Certificate?

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

  • In person at Cowra Council's Customer Service Centre, 116 Kendal St Cowra, or
  • Download an application form. Fill out the application form and return it to Council with the prescribed fee, or
  • Ask your conveyancing solicitor to lodge the application on your behalf.

How much do Rates Certificates cost?

Rates Certificates cost $85.00.

How long does it take to process my application?

Council has a guarantee of service that all 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).