City Council fees and charges for Regulatory & Property Information Services for 2019/2020.

  • Fees and charges set under section 150 of the Local Government Act 2002 or other relevant legislation (e.g. Dog Control Act 1990, Building Act 2004, Food Act 2014, etc.)
  • G.S.T. inclusive (15%)

Land Information Memoranda (LIM)

A LIM a report issued under the Section 44A of the LGOIMA that summarises all information the Council knows about the property (including consents, licenses, outstanding charges, rateable value) and the surrounding area. It is recommended to obtain a LIM on a property before you purchase.

Service Delivery time (working days) Pricing

Land Information Memoranda (LIM)(external link)




Cancellation fee:

10 days (standard)

5 days (fast track)




$290 standard
$390 fast track 

$435 Standard
$535 fast track

Cancellation fee: $63

Property File services

The Council holds a range of documents and report (Plans, historic consents, certificates, PIMs, LIMs) about all properties in the region. All Christchurch property files are held in off-site storage and Commercial ones can be consulted on-site. File copies are available at a cost.

Service Average delivery time (working days) Pricing
Property files(external link) 3 - 5 days
  • Digitised residential property file (hard copy conversion only): $65.00
  • Digitised property file (all electronic files only): $30.00
  • Commercial property file service (hard copy viewing only): $64.50 for first hour of booking (viewings exceeding an hour duration an additional $36.00 charge for each subsequent hour of booking will be applied). Each barcode required over 3 will incur a charge of $9.00
  • Optional electronic scan of commercial property files (to be offset by the viewing fee): Actual costs recovered

Property Information Memoranda (PIM)

A PIM is a Council document issued under Section 31-35 of the Building Act 2004 that provides information about the property and the land that is known to Council and that is relevant to a proposed building project.

Service Delivery time (working days) Pricing
Property Information Memoranda (PIM)(external link) 20 days statutory time

$360 (Deposit only)  

$485 (Deposit only)

Pre-application advice

A pre-application meeting is an opportunity for you to discuss all the aspects of your proposed building project with the Council’s experts available: Building Consent officers, City Planners, Traffic Engineers, Urban design, etc. It can help you submitting a stronger resource/ building consent application afterwards.

Type Average delivery time (working days) Pricing

Pre-application meeting(external link)

Officer time and Administration costs pre and post meeting will be incorporated into total cost of service

10 days
  • Actual cost recovered based on charge out rate of officers in attendance

Property aerial photographs

The table below summaries the types of aerial photos we can supply, and the timeframes that apply.

  Electronic or A4-A3 print cost A2-A0 print cost
Single property or adjacent properties with same owner

While you wait -

A4 $18.50 per/page
A3 $26.00 per/page
(both in colour)

Within 48 hours -

A2 $37
A1 $47
A0 $84

Large area or multiple properties with different owners By negotiation, for Council contractors only By negotiation

Drainage plans

A drainage plan from the Council will show the pipelines and waterways on, or flowing from a property.

Service Average delivery time (working days) Pricing
Drainage Plans(external link) 1 day

Per plan: $13.50

Ratepayer details

Request in person for up to three properties only at Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch Central or at any of our Service Centres. 

Service Average delivery time (working days) Pricing
Ratepayer details(external link)(external link) Immediate Free

Copy and print services

Service Pricing

Copy/photocopying (per page)

A4: $0.20

A3: $2.00

A2: $3.50

A1: $6.50

A0: $10.50

Scanning for hard copy application conversion:
A3 and A4 single sided

1-20: $27.40

21-40: $29.50

41-60: $33.50

61-80: $37.90

81-100: $42.00

101-150: $49.50

Each 100 sheets or part thereof over 100 (This fee applies to documents 151 pages and above): $70.50

Larger than A3 per sheet single sided

1-20: $27.50

21-40: $37.90

41-60: $59.00

61-80: $80.00

81-100: $100.00

101-150: $138.00

Each 100 sheets or part thereof over 100 (This fee applies to documents 151 pages and above): $160.00


Mentioned average delivery times are indicative only.