City Council land and property information services fees and charges for 2022/2023.
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|
|Standard LIM(external link)||10 working days*||Residential: $290
|Fast Track LIM(external link)||5 working days*||Residential: $390
*Our working days are Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.
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(external link) 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|
|Digitised residential property file (hard copy conversion only)||3 to 5 days||$65.00
|Digitised residential property file (all electronic files only)||3 to 5 days||$30.00|
|Digitised commercial property file (all electronic files only):||3 to 5 days||$65.00|
|Commercial property file service (hard copy viewing only)||3 to 5 days||$64.50 for the first hour of booking plus $36.00 for each subsequent hour of the booking.
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)||3 to 5 days||Actual costs recovered|
A property information memoranda (PIM)(external link) 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.
It also advises on whether other authorisations are required for your project, such as resource consent.
|Type||Delivery time (working days)||Pricing|
|Residential||20 days statutory time||
$360 (deposit only)
|Commercial / Industrial||20 days statutory time||
$485 (deposit only)
Mentioned average delivery times are indicative only.