Land Information Memorandum (LIM)

A LIM is the most comprehensive report you can get on a property. LIMs include historical and current information on commercial and residential properties.

LIM availability: April - June

As there is high demand for LIMs this year, please consider ordering your LIM at the earliest possible opportunity using our  online form.

We aim to process LIMs on time.

Fast Track LIMs – must be requested within one business day of the LIM being ordered and are considered on a case by case basis (not available on commercial properties or multi-unit residential properties).

If you are interested in selling or buying a property, you can apply for a Land Information Memorandum (LIM) to help you thoroughly check it out. You can apply online for a LIM report.

 

What a LIM report includes

A LIM is a comprehensive report that has all relevant information the Council knows about a property or section.

LIM information includes:

  • any special feature of the land Council knows about including the downhill movement, gradual sinking or wearing away of any land, the falling of rock or earth, flooding of any type and possible contamination or hazardous substances
  • information the Council holds on private and public stormwater and sewerage drains
  • rates information
  • any consents, notices, orders or requisitions affecting the land or buildings
  • District Plan classifications that relate to the land or buildings
  • any other classifications on the land or buildings notified to the Council by network utility operators in relation to the Building Act 2004
  • any other information the Council deems relevant.

Note: A LIM includes a list of permits and consents but not the documents. If you need the documents, which may include floor plans, use our building consent search service.

 

What you'll need to apply for a LIM

When applying for a LIM, please remember to attach a recent Record of Title (up to three months old), to your LIM application, as we are unable to process your request without this documentation.

A Record of Title is available through LINZ  (Land Information New Zealand).  Please ensure you choose the ‘Current Title’ option when ordering the Record of Title online.

Land Title Services, LINZ (Land Information New Zealand)

Phone: 0800 665 463

Website: https://www.linz.govt.nz/land/land-records/order-title

 

Apply and pay for a LIM

Apply online

All LIM applications will be acknowledged by email. If you do not receive confirmation by email within two working days, email buslimsbcls@wcc.govt.nz or call 04 801 4303.

Don't want to apply online? 

Print out the application form below and either mail it to lims@wcc.govt.nz or post it. Payment can be made via credit card over the phone or through direct credit bank transfer, please specify which method you would prefer when you send in your application. We will then get in touch with you to request payment. Please remember to include a recent copy of the Record of Title (Computer Register) with your application.

 

Fees

Service Charge
LIM: Residential $333.25
LIM: Non-residential base fee $777.75
LIM: Per hour after seven hours $103.00
Fast Track Lim – additional fee (must be requested within one business day of the LIM being ordered) $166.25

All charges include GST.

Any materials expenses are not included in these prices and are additional charges.

Cancellation fees

A cancellation fee is applied based on the number of elapsed days from the date of request.

Refunds issued if cancelled Refund
Within 1 working day $242.60
Between 1 and 3 working days $183.90
After 3 working days $105.60

Note:
If the final process of compiling a LIM has already begun when you notify us that a LIM is not required, there will be no refund. In these cases, the LIM will be issued.

 

Processing time

A LIM usually takes up to 10 working days to process.

A LIM Fast-track Residential takes 5 days.

These timeframes exclude public holidays and do not apply for the period 25 December - 15 January.

 

A LIM is issued under legislation

Information on land and property is sourced from Council records, with the Council obliged to make it available on request under Section 44A of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.

Contact and address

Business Services – LIM team

Phone: 04 801 4303

Email: LIMs@wcc.govt.nz

Postal address: PO Box 2199
Wellington 6140

Street address: 12 Manners Street
Wellington 6011