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

Building consent search

If you're looking for building plans or building permits and consents for your house or another property in Wellington, use the building consent search service.

Search the archives

Use Archives Online to find historic documents, files and correspondence, Council publications, maps and plans of the city.

    Accessing the archives

    The archives is free to visit, but you must book in advance. Some services incur fees. You can also ...

    What's in the archives?

    Dating back to 1842 when Wellington became the first site of local government in New Zealand, the ar...