The Council can provide information about the owner or ratepayer for a property. You might request this information, for example as part of preparing an application for a building consent.
You can request the name and contact address for any property’s ratepayer. You must make your request in person at Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch Central or at any of our Service Centres. We cannot supply details over the phone, and you can only request details for up to three properties.
If the ratepayer has requested that their details be suppressed, we cannot supply these details unless you have a valid transaction relating to the property. Examples of valid transactions include:
You can also request property owner details from Land Information New Zealand (external link) (LINZ).
A land title is a document that proves who owns a property, and what legal rights and restrictions apply to it. Land titles may also be called computer registers, Certificates of Title, CTs or property titles.
A land title provides information about:
You can request a land title from Land Information New Zealand (external link) (LINZ).
Each building consent application (external link) must be accompanied by a copy of a land title (CT) that is no more than six months old and where applicable the following: Lease; Agreement for sale and purchase; Licence or property management agreement. If you do not have a recent copy of a land title, you can request one in the consent application form, and the Council will get it for you. The cost of this will be included in your consent processing fees.