Land Information Memorandum (LIM)

This page explains what a Land Information Memorandum is, what is in it, and why it's important to get one

If you are considering purchasing a property in the Tasman District it is recommended that you obtain a LIM before finalising the purchase. Any person may apply to the Council for the issue of a LIM in relation to any land in the district. The Tasman District Council is a Unitary Authority, meaning that both Regional Council and District Council information is included in your LIM. 

What Information do I Get?

Information included is covered by Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, Section 44A and will cover:

  • rateable valuation data
  • rates and water charges
  • resource and subdivision consents
  • building permits and consents
  • compliance schedules, building warrant of fitness
  • swimming pool fence compliance
  • information notified from the Weathertight Homes Resolution Services
  • protected buildings and trees, historic buildings
  • drainage information relating to sewer and/or storm water
  • domestic water supply
  • any special features or characteristics of the land or buildings
  • likely presence of hazardous contaminants
  • any current requisitions issued by the Council on the property
  • registrations and licences
  • refuse and recycling collection information.

The LIM may also include any other information relevant to the land which the Council considers, at its discretion, to be relevant.

How Much Does it Cost?

The fee for the LIM depends on whether the property is residential or commercial, and on whether you provide the Certificate(s) of Title, or ask us to provide them for you.  Full fee details can be found on our Fee Schedule page.

When Will I Receive my LIM?

Providing all the necessary information is supplied with your application, the LIM will be prepared by the Council within 10 working days and forwarded to you as quickly as possible.

How to Apply

Your application needs to be in writing with sufficient information to identify the property for which you require a LIM. A copy of the title (less than three months old) should be attached to the application, or can be provided by Council for an additional fee. 

You can request a LIM online, using the link below; or, download a PDF LIM Request form; or, paper LIM Request forms are available from any Council office, or can be posted to you.

Please be sure that all the information requested is included, and the appropriate fee is paid, to enable us to return the LIM to you as quickly as possible.

Cancelling a LIM

A LIM application may be cancelled within 48 hours of submission.  This needs to be received in writing clearly identifying applicant details.  In this processing stage any fees will be credited off the application.  No refund of fees will be credited for cancellations received after 48 hours.

For further information regarding Land Information Memoranda, please contact Customer Services on 03 543 8400 or email

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