Boundaries and Your Property

This page provides details on finding your property boundaries, obtaining an aerial photograph of a property and the process for searching a title.

VIew Boundaries Online

On the Top of the South Maps website you can type in your addess and view indicative  property boundaries and other property and zoning information.

Customer Service staff can provide you with an aerial photograph showing boundary locations for you.  The information, on any map provided, is prepared for indicative use only and is not intended for definitive legal, location or formal reference purposes as the boundaries shown will not be as accurate as a survey.  You need to provide:

  • a legal description or;
  • the land owner name or;
  • the valuation number of the property or;
  • the street name and number of the property. 

The aerial photograph can either be emailed or collected from a Council office. To request an aerial photograph you can:

For more information contact the Tasman District Council

Finding Boundaries from Original Plan

When purchasing your property you probably obtained a plan taken from the title showing the boundaries of your land. When the land was first subdivided the boundaries would have been fixed by a survey.  Once boundaries are fixed, they cannot be altered without approval from the Council by way of a 'subdivision consent'.  If the pegs are no longer visible, or in the event of a dispute, a surveyor can always establish where the boundary line runs and replace survey pegs which have been lost or removed.

Search For a Title on a Property

A Certificate of Title can be obtained from Land Information New Zealand (LINZ), Torrens House, 195 Hereford Street, Christchurch.

LINZ looks after records for the Crown, including property titles, survey plans. You can access copies of these and other records through their website.

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