Land Information Memorandum

A Land Information Memorandum (LIM) is a report prepared by Council in relation to matters affecting land and buildings on a particular property as at the day the LIM is produced.

Council recommends that a LIM be obtained prior to the purchase of property or a piece of land.

Land Information Memorandum Form (PDF, 58KB) is available and we've also prepared a

LIM Brochure (PDF, 166KB) to help you through the process. 

We have also listed on the right hand side, the links to Council's District Plan which may also help.

  • How to apply for a LIM

  • Cost of a LIM

  • Payment Options

  • Processing Time of a LIM

  • Why should I get a LIM

  • Information provided in a LIM

  • What Council doesn’t put in a LIM

  • Options available to receive a LIM

How to apply for a LIM

You can download an application form (see above), or collect an application form from Council's offices or phone us to get the form posted to you.

Once you have the application, please fill in and either:


Post:  LIM Co-ordinator, Western Bay of Plenty District Council,  Private Bag 12803, Tauranga 3143

Fax:    07 577 9820

Payment Options

Pay by Cheque, Eftpos, Cash or Direct Credit

Council bank account:

ANZ Bank Greerton Tauranga: 010 434 0180 600 00

Please put in reference: LIM and the address of property. 

Example: LIM 1 Links Rd

Processing Time of LIM

There are two options: 10 working days and 4 working days.

Please be aware the clock starts the first working day after the LIM is received.  Public holidays are not considered as working days.

Cost of a LIM

10 Working Day cost is $260

4 Working Day (urgent LIM) cost is $390

LIMs involving Multiple Titles - price on application

(LIM provided in a printed hardcopy format and posted)

Why should I get a LIM?

If you are considering purchasing property, we recommend you obtain a LIM before you buy.

A LIM is a comprehensive search of Council's records that will provide information on the land and/or any buildings known to Council erected on the property.

Please be aware no site visit is made by Council staff.

We recommend if you have any concerns about the property to seek advice of a qualified independent professional.

Please refer to the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 Section 44A.

Information provided in a LIM

-   Valuation details

-   Annual rates – including water rates and outstanding balances

-   Plumbing and drainage plans – does not include floor plans

-   Any possible premises registration, dangerous goods (commercial property)

-   Liquor licences (if applicable to site, usually commercial zoned)

-   Enforcement, abatement notices

-   Adjoining reserves and utilities projects

-   Resource consents (within the past 7 years)

-   Plan changes

-   Natural hazards or features: flooding/instability/leaky homes, hazardous substances, erosion

-   District plan information, including the zone the property is in

-   Any other information Council considers (at its discretion) to be relevant.

What Council doesn’t put in a LIM

-   Building consent plans

-   Information on neighbouring properties

-   Regional Bay of Plenty Council information

-   Private covenants

How do I receive a LIM

Council will always post the original hard copy of the LIM to you, but copies via email and fax are also available.             




Page reviewed: 25 Jul 2016 9:30am