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Online DAs only from January 1

The NSW Government has mandated that all Development Applications lodged with us must be through the NSW Online Planning Portal from 1 January 2021 ...

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SEnergy Advice Service

Energy Advice Service

Council has partnered with the Australian Energy Foundation to provide you with independent energy advice...

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Disaster Dashboard

Local Emergencies Disaster Dashboard

Council has a Disaster Dashboard to help you prepare for, cope and recover from any local emergency...

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Council Recognised in Major State Awards

Council’s people-centred approach to helping the community recover from the 2019 bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic saw us reach the finals of the 2021 NSW Local Government Excellence Awards...

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Council Powering Ahead with Energy Goals

Switching to electric vehicles using renewable power and expanding our rollout of solar power are among the proposals that will help us reach our renewable energy and emissions reductions goals for 2030...

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STILL: National Still Life Award 2021 Finalists Announced

Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery has unveiled its shortlist of finalists from a record number of entries by artists across Australia, all vying for the $30,000 prize, Still: National Still Life Award 2021...

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Coffs Harbour City Council has a range of forms and applications for its services and legislative requirements. If you believe a form is missing from this page please contact our Customer Service team on (02) 6648 4000 during business hours.

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Frequently Requested Forms

Request for Certificates
Change of Address Form
Direct Debit Form
Water Account Adjustment (Concealed Leak)
Make a Submission on a DA
Request for Building Plans and Approvals
Quote Request Form (Building and Development Applications)

Alcohol Free Zone ApplicationMore Info

Application for hire of a metered standpipe
Appointment of Certifying Authority (NSW Planning Portal)

Backflow Prevention Device RegistrationMore Info





Bond Lodgement Application Form
Bond Release Application Form
Building Information Certificate Application Form

Building Plans and Approvals Request

Online form for requesting building plans and approvals

Burning in Residential AreasMore Info

Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) Assessment Request

Business and Development Incentives Application FormMore Info

Camping Permit (Moveable/Temporary Dwelling) Application

Carry out Sanitary Plumbing and Drainage Work more info

Change of Address Notification

Change of Rating Category - FarmlandMore Info

Claim for Compensation FormMore Info

Committee Membership ApplicationMore Info

Developer Superintendent Nomination
Direct Debit Request (Rates & Water Accounts)More Info


Driveway Application




Dual Flush Toilet Rebate ApplicationMore Info

Economic Impact Report Request

Fencing Notice (Adjoining Property)More Info




Fire Safety Certificate (Final/Interim)More Info

Fire Safety Measures Schedule - Request a current copyMore Info

Fire Safety Schedule - Request for AmendmentsMore Info

Fire Safety Statement - Request an extensionMore Info

Fire Safety Statement (Annual)More Info

Fireworks Display NotificationMore Info

Online form for requesting building plans and approvals

Flood Level Information Request FormMore Info



Food Business NotificationMore Info

Formal Access ApplicationMore Info


Health Enquiry (Request for Inspection)More Info


Informal Access RequestMore Info

Install or Amend an On-Site Sewage Management System

Internal Review Application (for Access Application Only)More Info

Lease / Licence Information

Lease / Licence Transfer Request

Liquid Trade Waste Application - Class A-BMore Info

Liquid Trade Waste Application - Class CMore Info

Liquid Trade Waste for Authorised Agent ApplicationMore Info

Missed Critical Stage Inspection – Class 1 and 10

Nomination of Developer Superintendent

Notice of Intention to Commence Work

Notice of Work Plumbing and DrainageMore Info

Operate a Manufactured Home Estate, Caravan Park or Camping Ground ApplicationMore Info
Operate an OSSM System ApplicationMore Info




Pensioner Concession Application (Rates & Water Accounts)More Info



Permissibility of Dwelling Enquiry Form

Planning Enquiry Form

Political Donations and Gifts Disclosure Statement

Privacy Complaint - internal review applicationMore Info

Online form for requesting building plans and approvals

Private Certifying Authority

Public Pools & Spas Notification More Info
Quote Request Form (Building and Development Applications)More Info

Online form to request quote - building and development applications

Quote Request Form (for Council to Undertake Works)

Rainwater Tank Application (Urban Areas)More Info

Rate Exemption Application Form

Rates or Water Account Refund Application

Rates or Water Account Transfer Application

Refund Application Fees

Registration of Assistance Companion Animals ApplicationMore Info

Online form for requesting building plans and approvals

Relocatable Home, Rigid Annex or Associated Structure NotificationMore info
Relocatable Home, Rigid Annexe or Associated Structure on Flood Liable Land InstallationMore Info


Request a Technical Liaison Committee MeetingMore Info

Request for CertificatesMore Info



Request for Professional Services to Undertake a Peer Review

Request to Amend Coffs Harbour LEP 2013

Request to Amend Coffs Harbour LEP-Pre-lodgement meeting

Request to Speak at Council Meeting - Public ForumMore Info

Reserve Naming Application (including infrastructure)More info

Road Closure Application (Permanent Closure)

Road Name Application


Significant Tree NominationMore info

Skin Penetration Business NotificationMore Info

Statement of Environmental Effects

Stormwater Drainage Work ApplicationMore Info

Submission on a Development Application

Submit content to Arts and Culture NewsletterMore Info


Swimming Pool Compliance Certificate ApplicationMore Info

Transfer of Reservation (Right of Burial)


Tree Permit Applicationmore info

UPSS – Notification of Underground Petroleum Storage System

UPSS – Underground Petroleum Storage System Leak Notification Form

Online form for requesting building plans and approvals

Volunteer Expression of Interest

Waste Service - Additional

Waste Service - New

Water Account Adjustment Application Form (Concealed Leak)More Info

Water Cooling and Warm Water Systems NotificationMore Info

Water Pressure Reading ApplicationMore Info




Water Service AgreementMore Info
Work Experience Application Form
Works on Public Road or Recreation Reserve ApplicationMore Info