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If you are the vendor, purchaser or mortgagee and already have a property clearance certificate (previously known as a land tax clearance certificate) in relation to a property, you can apply for a free update. This will show any changes since the original certificate was issued.

A purchaser is protected from the recovery of tax that is in excess of the amount shown on the certificate. However, to get this protection the purchaser must obtain their own certificate. Using a vendor's certificate will not protect the purchaser.

You can get a certificate update free of charge only if there is no change in the parties involved in the transaction and you make your request within 90 days of the original certificate being issued. If, however, your settlement has been delayed, you can obtain an update by calling us.

Beyond the 90-day period, you need to apply for a new property clearance certificate.

Generally, you receive your update via email within 1 day, but it may take up to 10 business days if manual processing is required.

  1. Identify your certificate details

    You need your certificate ID and issue date, which are located on your certificate, to apply for an update.

  2. Apply for an update

    Online updates

    Updates are available to you whether you obtained your original certificate directly through us or through a service provider.

    To obtain your update, please access our update portal. Once you have accepted the terms and conditions please enter your certificate ID, the issue date and your email address.

    The system is prepopulated with the email address used in the original certificate application. If you obtained your original certificate via a service provider, please ensure that you update the email address with your details to ensure that you receive it.

    Access clearance certificates portal

  3. Receive your update

    We respond to most online update applications via email within 1 day, but it may take up to 10 business days if manual processing is required.

Last modified: 27 November 2023

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