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

Save a copy of this form to your computer first, before filling it in on your computer. Don't fill it in inside your browser, you will lose your data.

LIM application form(PDF, 632KB)

Remember to save your changes before printing or emailing.

Step 2.Email us

You can fill the application form out on your computer and save it before attaching it to an email to us.

By 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

Fees and Charges 2021 - 2022

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.

By post

Step 1.Complete the application

Save a copy of this form to your computer first, before filling it in on your computer. Don't fill it in inside your browser, you will lose your data.

LIM application form(PDF, 632KB)

Remember to save your changes before printing or emailing.

Step 2.Post it to us

You can post your completed application to us. 

By post:

Whangarei District Council
Private Bag 9023
Whangārei 0148

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

Fees and Charges 2021 - 2022

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.

In-person

Step 1.Complete the application

Save a copy of this form to your computer first, before filling it in on your computer. Don't fill it in inside your browser, you will lose your data.

LIM application form(PDF, 632KB)

Remember to save your changes before printing or emailing.

Step 2.Bring into us

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

Forum North customer service centre
7 Rust Avenue, Whangārei
Monday to Friday - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Closed public holidays

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

Fees and Charges 2021 - 2022

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.