Land Information Memorandum (LIM)
Pūrongo whakamāramatanga a-whenua
Whenever you purchase a property we recommend that you get a Land Information Memorandum (LIM) Report first.
A completed LIM report will include information found in Council's records on that parcel of property relating to the following matters:
- Known hazards such as flooding or known fill
- Information on stormwater and sewer services to or within the property
- Information on the availability of water services
- A summary of the rates account
- Government valuation
- Building/Resource Consents and related information
- Other Consents, Licences and Certificates
- Requisitions, orders and notices
- Swimming pool fencing compliance
- District Plan information including zoning and designations
- Information relating to known historic sites or buildings
- Such other information that Council considers may be helpful
How much does it cost to get a Land Information Memorandum (LIM)?
All fees stated are a minimum fee. When the cost of receiving and processing a LIM exceeds the stated fee (minimum charge) the Council may recover all additional costs on a time and cost basis. Time in excess of that covered by minimum fees will be charged in 30 minute increments to the nearest half hour.
|Residential/Rural (minimum charge plus any additional actual and reasonable costs)||$235.00|
|Commercial/Industrial (minimum charge plus any additional actual and reasonable costs)||$295.00|
How long does it take to get a Land Information Memorandum (LIM)
It takes a maximum of 10 working days (which excludes Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays) to process a LIM request. Please ensure that you allow for this amount of time in any sale and purchase agreements.
LIMs are processed on a “first lodged - first served” basis. Currently the Council does not offer an urgent LIM option.
Are there days when LIMs are not processed?
LIMs are not processed on “non-working days”, which includes Saturday, Sunday, public holidays (Waitangi Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Queen’s Birthday and Labour Day), and on Taranaki Anniversary Day.
Why does the Councils LIM service stop during Christmas and New Year?
Under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 processing of LIMs stops during the Christmas and New Year break (20 December until 10 January each year).
If you need a LIM during the month of December, there are a few important dates you need to know about! While applications will be received whenever the Council is open, it is possible that LIM application received after the first week of December may not be issued before Christmas.
Apply for a Land Information Memorandum (LIM)
Download the Land Information Memorandum (LIM) Application form or apply online below.