Adjoining Owner's Details

Use this application to request owner details of adjoining properties for:

  • Dividing fences
  • Adjoining trees
  • Complying development neighbour notification

You must upload one of the following with your application:

  • Copy of Drivers Licence (address on licence must match residential address)
  • Rates notice
  • Agent must provide written consent from property owner 


Extra Information Regarding Dividing Fences

What is a Dividing Fence

A dividing fence is a fence that separates the land of adjoining owners, whether on the common boundary of adjoining lands or on a line other than the common boundary.

Prior to constructing a dividing fence between your property and your neighbours, you will need to contact them to work out the location, cost and design of the fence. This matter is covered by the Dividing Fences Act 1991.

If you do not know the name of your neighbour you may submit an this form to Council.


Dividing Fence Disputes

Council does not have jurisdiction to resolve dividing fence disputes between neighbours.

If there is a dispute and you and your neighbour cannot agree on fencing work, you can:



Some dividing fences may be constructed without planning approval and are referred to as exempt development. Further information on what type of fences may be constructed as exempt development can be found on the NSW Planning Portal.

For information regarding fences that require consent please contact Councils Duty Certifier.


Related Information

Dividing Fences Act 1991

NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) 

NSW Department of Communities and Justice (CJC)

Dividing Fences Notice Form(PDF, 63KB)


Step 1.Complete the application details

Complete the required details in the online application form.  

Step 2.Processing time

Please allow 2 business days for us to process your application. The requested information will be returned to you via email to the address provided in the form. 


In Person

Step 1.Complete the registration form

Download, print and complete our Adjoining Owners Detail Form(PDF, 273KB). Please make sure to bring this with you.

Step 2.Prepare the requested documents

Ensure you have all of the relevant documents you need to accompany the application (if applicable).

Step 3.Visit our offices

Visit our Civic Centre between 8.30am and 4.30pm weekdays to finalise your request. 

Step 4.Processing Time

Your request for information will be processed over the counter at the time of lodgement.