STEP 1: You

Understand what you need to provide

Before you complete the form, make sure you have the:

  • street address of the property
  • legal description (the Lot and DP/S number)
  • name of the current owner
  • Certificate of Title, the title image view and the supplementary record sheet.

Please request a Record of Title (Certificate of Title) from Land Information NZ

You can also get a copy from your lawyer or real estate agent.

If you are applying for building consent, the application form has a section that asks us to request a copy of the Record of Title from LINZ on your behalf. Make sure you enter the accurate legal description on their application form to make sure the correct Record of Title is requested.


Land Information Memorandum
Residential $393.00
Commercial $568.00
Commercial plus additional hourly rate where over 3 hours per hour $90.00
Express LIM $515.00

Cancellation policy

For a full refund of the fee an application must be cancelled within 24 hours of lodging. After this no refund will be available.

STEP 2: You

Complete the form, specifying which type of LIM you require: residential, multi-unit, commercial or vacant land.

Request a LIM

STEP 3: Council

A LIM report takes up to 10 working days to complete.

An Express LIM (available for residential property only) takes up to three working days to complete. We will contact you when your LIM report is ready.

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Last updated 20 July 2022