Apply for a LIM

A Land Information Memorandum (LIM) is a Council document that provides information held by us on a specific property.

We recommended that anyone planning to buy a property obtains a Land Information Memorandum (LIM) on the property before completing the purchase, as it could disclose information that might influence their purchase decision.

Anyone can obtain a LIM.

A LIM can only provide information that we have on our records at the time the LIM is prepared. There is no site visit performed by us.  

What information is in a LIM?

A LIM will contain all or any of the following:

  • official address, legal description, and unit/flat number
  • special land features or characteristics including known hazards such as the potential for erosion, slippage, subsidence or flooding
  • private and public stormwater and sewerage (wastewater) drains as shown in the council records
  • rates information i.e. annual rates payable and rates outstanding on the property
  • water account information, including outstanding amounts
  • planning information - any resource consents or requisitions affecting the land, and information on zonings and designations. Information relating to the use to which the land may be put and conditions attached to that use
  • health information - any licences, registrations or requisitions e.g. for food premises, health facilities etc
  • subdivision and developments - any known developments
  • building - any building consents/permits, code compliance certificates, existence of a swimming pool, building warrant of fitness.
  • information given to the council about the land or buildings and/or site designations imposed by any statutory body i.e. Historic Places Trust
  • any other information that the council considers (at its discretion) to be relevant.

Please note:

The LIM contains the information we hold in our records, not from a site visit.

If any unconsented works have taken place on the property without our knowledge (whether or not the work is exempt from the requirement for a consent) we may not have access to this information so it may not be included in a LIM report. 

We recommend you inspect the site and also get expert opinion on the property.

A LIM will not provide full details of building or planning restrictions applying to a site.

By email

Step 1.Complete the application

You can fill in the application either via your browser or a PDF reader (e.g. Adobe Reader).  

Download and save the application to your computer.  Open with either your browser or a PDF reader to fill in.  Please remember to save once you have filled in the form.   

LIM application form(PDF, 815KB)

Otherwise, you can print, fill in by hand and scan the form.  

Step 2.Email us

Email your completed application form to:

Email: mailroom@wdc.govt.nz 

Step 3.Pay application fee

We will check your application.  If it's accepted, an invoice will be emailed to you.

You can either pay the invoice either online, in-person or call us with your details.  We accept Visa and Mastercard payments via our Contact Centre.

Online:  Pay an application fee or invoice 

Phone:  09 430 4200

Payments

LIM fees and charges

Step 4.Council response

We have 10 working days to issue a LIM following receipt of the completed application form and payment of the required fee. The LIM report will be sent to you via email.

By post

Step 1.Complete the application

You can fill in the application either via your browser or a PDF reader (e.g. Adobe Reader).  

Download and save the application to your computer.  Open with either your browser or a PDF reader to fill in.  Please remember to save once you have filled in the form.   

LIM application form(PDF, 815KB)

Otherwise, you can print and fill in by hand.  

Step 2.Post it to us

Post your completed application to:  

Whangarei District Council 
Private Bag 9023
Te Mai
Whangārei 0143

Step 3.Pay application fee

We will check your application.  If it's accepted, an invoice will be emailed to you.

You can either pay the invoice either online, in-person or call us with your details.  We accept Visa and Mastercard payments via our Contact Centre.

Online:  Pay an application fee or invoice 

Phone:  09 430 4200

Payments

LIM fees and charges

Step 4.Council response

We have 10 working days to issue a LIM following receipt of the completed application form and payment of the required fee. The LIM report will be sent to you via email.

In-person

Step 1.Complete the application

You can fill in the application either via your browser or a PDF reader (e.g. Adobe Reader).  

Download and save the application to your computer.  Open with either your browser or a PDF reader to fill in.  Please remember to save once you have filled in the form.   

LIM application form(PDF, 815KB)

Otherwise, you can print and fill in by hand.  

Step 2.Bring into us

Bring in the completed application form and payment into one of our customer service centres: 

Te Iwitahi
9 Rust Avenue, Whangārei
Hours:  Monday to Friday - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Closed public holidays

Ruakākā service centre 
9 Takutai Place, Ruakākā
Hours:  Monday to Friday - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Closed public holidays

Service centre at isite
92 Otaika Road, Raumanga
Hours: Monday to Friday - 9:00am to 12:00pm and 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Closed public holidays

Step 3.Pay application fee

We will check your application.  If it's accepted, an invoice will be emailed to you.

You can either pay the invoice either online, in-person or call us with your details.  We accept Visa and Mastercard payments via our Contact Centre.

Online:  Pay an application fee or invoice 

Phone:  09 430 4200

Payments

LIM fees and charges

Step 4.Council response

We have 10 working days to issue a LIM following receipt of the completed application form and payment of the required fee. The LIM report will be sent to you via email.