Wellington City Archives is a primary information resource for the history of Wellington.

Established in 1994, the Archives holds physical and digitised records dating back to 1842 when Wellington became the first site of local government in New Zealand.

As well as providing comprehensive records relating to Wellington’s regulatory history, our collections are a rich resource for anyone researching Wellington’s social history, and show changes in Wellington community and urban development over the past 150 years.

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Search and request property information

You can also search our archives for property records.

Request all building consents

If you are looking to obtain all building permits and consents for your house or another residential property in Wellington, you can request these as a package via the Building Consent Search Service.

Request full consent record for a property

Search for individual property records

Alternatively, you can search for specific residential or commercial building permits and consents on Archives online and request copies.

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Location & services

Online or in person, find what you're looking for at the Wellington City Archives.