If you are planning to buy or sell a property you can request a LIM to find out information Christchurch City Council has on file for that property.
By law, the Land Information Memorandum (LIM) processing clock stops between Wednesday 20 December 2023 and Wednesday 10 January 2024.
To ensure you receive your LIM before the clock stops:
Applications received after these dates are not guaranteed to be processed until we begin in the New Year.
A LIM report is required to be processed within 10 working days and includes any information relevant under section 44a of the LGOIMA Act 1987.
This may include information such as:
|Building, consents and activity licences information||Land, property-related information and services|
|List of building permits and consents, code compliance certificates and warrants of fitness, swimming pool fence compliance etc.||Special characteristics of the land and buildings including protected buildings and trees, historic buildings, potential contamination and flooding areas.|
|Notified information under section 124 of the Weathertight Homes Resolution Services Act 2006.||Information about drinking water supply, sewer and/or stormwater utility services.|
|List of land-use resource consents within 100m.||Rates and water information and outstanding charges, rateable valuation data.|
|Other registrations and licences.||Refuse and recycling collection information.|
|Canterbury earthquakes information related to placards issued.||Other land information the authority considers relevant.|
A property file can contain additional useful information. You can request this information when requesting a LIM or separately.
The property file fee is additional to the LIM fee and will be charged at the digitised property file fee rate.
Refer to the land and property information service fee schedule to view our fees and charges.
You can pay the fee when you submit your LIM application, or charge it to your LIM account, which is invoiced each month. To set up a LIM account, phone the accounts receivable team on 03 941 8999.
If you're having problems with the online form, you can try:
To upgrade from a standard LIM to a fast track LIM, complete the cancel or upgrade a LIM application. If you have already paid the standard LIM fee you will be contacted to pay the difference prior to your fast track being processed.
To cancel a LIM there is a cancellation fee, however, you can cancel a LIM application at any time up until we begin to process your LIM report. If you have already paid, we will refund you the LIM fee minus any applicable cancellation fee.
The Council has conducted a historical flooding research report and mapping project for Akaroa Harbour settlement study areas [PDF, 8.4 MB].
In 1980 the Council conducted a Heathcote River flooding survey. Below are links to the Heathcote flood awareness survey results: