You can apply for a Land Information Memorandum (LIM) from the Christchurch City Council.

Territorial authorities such as Christchurch City Council issue LIMs at your request, and once you’ve paid a fee anyone may apply for a LIM, which contains information on any land within the territorial authority district as required under Section 44A of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (LGOIMA).

You can monitor the progress of your LIM [PDF, 129 KB] or for further information about filling in this form phone 03 941 8999.

An additional fee of $30 and new property file terms and conditions apply when requesting a copy of a property file.


Apply for a LIM

A standard LIM application can take up to 10 working days to process.

A fast track LIM will be processed in five working days or less and has a higher fee than a standard LIM application.  If you have an existing standard LIM application in progress and want to change this to a fast track LIM you can do this on the cancel or upgrade a LIM application(external link) form.

This application is for a:

 
Applicant details

 
Property details

Legal description of land
You can find the legal description in a rates property search(external link). Alternatively visit Land Information NZ(external link) for land title information.

Property use

 
Payment options

Internet banking
Once you receive your invoice, you can use internet banking to pay into account 02 0800 0044765 03. Please reference the application number and invoice number at the time of payment.

In-person
Payment can be made by cash, EFTPOS or Visa/Mastercard credit card at any Council service centre(external link)

Phone
We will contact you on the phone number you supplied to arrange your Visa or Mastercard credit card payment.

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My preferred method of payment for a fast track LIM is

 
Terms and conditions

Standard LIM applications

By submitting this application form I am agreeing to these terms and conditions for the Christchurch City Council to provide a LIM for the address in the application form.

I understand that a Land Information Memorandum (LIM) is a document issued by a territorial authority such as the Christchurch City Council, under s44A of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987. Anyone may apply for a LIM which contains information on a specified property within the Council's district.

I understand the LIM is required to be paid for as soon as possible by customers who do not have an account with Christchurch City Council. Please refer to the fee schedule(external link) for the latest charges. When both a completed form and payment have been received we will process your application within 10 working days or less. Failure to pay the fee will result in the LIM being cancelled and, if any processing of the LIM had commenced, a fee for the cancellation being invoiced to you.

I understand that this residential LIM will not include a property file unless requested at the time of application. Please refer to the fee schedule(external link) for the latest property file charges.

I understand that I am unable to order a property file when ordering a commercial LIM request. This will have to be done separately by emailing a property file request form to propertyfiles@ccc.govt.nz or calling (03) 941 8999. Please refer to the fee schedule for latest property file charges.

 
Fast track LIM applications

By submitting this application form I am agreeing to these terms and conditions for the Christchurch City Council to provide a LIM for the address in the application form.

I understand that a Land Information Memorandum (LIM) is a document issued by a territorial authority such as the Christchurch City Council, under s44A of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987. Anyone may apply for a LIM which contains information on a specified property within the Council's district.

I understand the LIM is required to be paid for as soon as possible by customers who do not have an account with Christchurch City Council. Please refer to the fee schedule for the latest charges. When both a completed form and payment have been received we will process your application within five working days or less. Failure to pay the fee will result in the LIM being cancelled and, if any processing of the LIM had commenced, a fee for the cancellation being invoiced to you.

I understand that this residential LIM will not include a property file unless requested at the time of application. Please refer to the fee schedule for the latest property file charges.

I understand that I am unable to order a property file when ordering a commercial LIM request. This will have to be done separately by emailing a property file request form to propertyfiles@ccc.govt.nz or calling (03) 941 8999. Please refer to the fee schedule for latest property file charges.

Cancelling your LIM

You can complete an online LIM cancellation form or email CCCLims@ccc.govt.nz.

I understand that there will be a cancellation fee(external link) payable when the LIM application has been entered into the LIM system.

I understand that if the Council has started processing or has fully processed my LIM, I cannot cancel it.

Property files

The property file fee is additional to the LIM fee and will be charged at the digitised property file fee rate. 

I understand I will be sent the property file information by sharefile link only attached to the email that also contains the LIM report.

I understand if I order a fast track LIM with a property file that is not digitised this may delay my fast track LIM. We will not process the LIM until the property file is digitised.

If you require the property file before getting the LIM, or supplied on a USB you should request the property file separately

Cancellations

If the property file is not digitised at the time of this application and I cancel the LIM and property file application, I understand I will be charged the LIM cancellation and property file fee.

If the property file was already digitised before this application was submitted for a LIM and property file and I then cancel the application the property file fee will not be charged or will be refunded.

For property file requests please note that every effort is made to identify all documentation relating to the property file address requested, however the Council is not responsible for ensuring that the documents and information in the file are fit for any particular purpose. Nor can it be guaranteed that any particular material you seek is held on the current property file, and no written confirmation will be given on the status of any part of the information contained within the file.