If you are planning to buy, sell, or develop a property, you can request a LIM to find out what relevant data the Christchurch City Council holds for that property.

Find out when your LIM is due to be issued

Check today's LIM processing report [PDF, 75 KB].

If you have ordered a LIM but it is not showing in the report after two working days, contact us on dutybco@ccc.govt.nz and quote the address.


Land information memorandum (LIM)

A LIM is a report delivered by the Council within 10 working days under section 44a of the LGOIMA Act 1987. It shall include the following matters:

Building, consents and activity licences information Land, property related information and services
List of building permits and consents, compliance schedules, code compliance certificates and warrants of fitness, swimming pool fence compliance etc. Special characteristics of the land and buildings including: protected buildings and trees, historic buildings, potential contamination, flooding areas.
Information notified to the territorial authority under section 124 of the Weathertight Homes Resolution Services Act 2006. Information relating to drinking water supply, sewer and/or storm water utility services.
List of land use resource consents within 100m. Rates and water information and outstanding charges, rateable valuation data.
Other registrations and licences. Refuse and recycling collection information.
Canterbury earthquakes information: information on red or yellow placards issued. Any other information concerning the land as the authority considers, at its discretion, to be relevant.

Order a LIM

We recommend you use our online application form to order a LIM.

Otherwise you can download the LIM application form [PDF, 80 KB] or fast track LIM application form [PDF, 81 KB] and email it to: ccclims@ccc.govt.nz or post it to: LIMs Team, Christchurch City Council, PO Box 73013, Christchurch 8154. You can also submit your completed application form from any Council service desk.

We now offer customers the option on our application form above to order a property file (for an additional cost) when requesting a residential LIM.


LIM costs

Refer to Regulatory and property information fee schedule to view our fees and charges.

You can pay the fee when you submit your LIM application, or charge it to your LIM account, which is invoiced each month.  To set up a LIM account, phone the accounts receivable team on 03 941 8999.

If you would like to pay for LIM via credit card, please include your name and contact phone number when you submit the form, and the team will call you to do the charge.

Please do not include any credit card details in email.


Cancel a LIM request

You may cancel a LIM application at any time unless the LIMs team has started or fully processed the LIM, there will be a cancellation fee payable when the LIM application has been entered into the LIM system. If you have already paid the LIM fee it will be credited to you, minus the cancellation fee (if applicable).

You can cancel or upgrade a LIM application online or mark the original application form "please cancel" and re-submit it. Refer to the Regulatory and property information fees schedule.


Property file terms and conditions 

The property file fee is additional to the LIM fee and will be charged at the digitised property file fee rate.

I understand I will be sent the property file information by sharefile link only attached to the email that also contains the LIM report.

I understand if I order a fast track LIM with a property file that is not digitised this may delay my fast track LIM. We will not process the LIM until the property file is digitised.

If you require the property file before getting a LIM, on a USB or burned onto a CD you should request a property file separately.


Akaroa Harbour settlement study areas

The Council conducted a Historical Flooding Research Report and Mapping Project for Akaroa Harbour settlement study areas [PDF, 8.4 MB].


Heathcote flooding survey

In 1980 the Council conducted a Heathcote River flooding survey. Refer to the Heathcote flood awareness survey files for the survey results.


Contact us

For more information about LIMs, contact the Council: