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What is a LIM (Land Information Memorandum) and how do I apply for one?

LIM (Land Information Memorandum)

A LIM report provides historical and current information held by the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council on properties throughout the Central Hawke’s Bay District.

A LIM is based on a search of Council records only. There may be other information relating to the land which is unknown to Council.  Council does not undertake any inspection of the land or any building on it for the purpose of preparing a Land Information Memorandum.

A LIM is usually requested prior to the purchase or sale of a property.

A LIM is issued under section 44A of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 2002 and contains all information known to Council relevant to the described land.

The applicant is solely responsible for ensuring that the described land is suitable for a particular purpose.  Any plans, aerial photographs or diagrams attached to the LIM are for illustrative purposes only and are not confirmation of the legal position of the boundaries, or any services on, the described land.

How do I apply?

There are two types of LIM applications available.  They are Residential/Rural, and Commercial. Please fill in the form at the bottom of this page.

You can get an urgent LIM if you are applying for a Residential/Rural LIM.

Your application must be accompanied by a Certificate of Title. If you cannot supply a Certificate of Title, Council will supply one at a cost of $25.00. The $25.00 fee will be added to the cost of your LIM.

You can pay for your LIM online when you fill out the form below or through either Internet Banking or by credit card through our Online General Debtor Payment page. You will need to submit your LIM first and then pay online using the LIM reference (provided after the application is submitted).

LIMs can be emailed if requested. A hard copy will be posted as well.

Who do I call?

If you would like more information regarding your LIM application please contact Council.


Online LIM Application Form


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