Apply for a Land Information Memorandum (LIM)

A Land Information Memorandum (LIM) will provide you with all the information held by the Whanganui District Council about any specific site within the Whanganui District.

We suggest that you apply for a Land Information Memorandum from the Council before you invest in a new property. You can apply online or download an application form(PDF, 301KB).

Apply Online

Step 1.Before you start

You will need to create a RealMe account to access the Council’s online application form. This will allow you to log in to Online Services website where you can complete the application form. The LIM report will be emailed to you.

Step 2.Apply online

Visit Online Services


Apply in person

Bring your completed application form to Council Customer Services at 101 Guyton Street, Monday to Friday, 8.30am–5.00pm.

Type Cost
Residential and rural $250 (incl GST)
Commercial / Forestry Block
$275 (incl GST)

Fees must be paid at the time the application is made. Fees can be subject to change.

Cancellation / refunds*

 Time elapsed Amount refunded
 Same date of receipt of application 75% of total cost 
 Between 1-2 working days 50% of total cost
 After two working days No refund will be issued

*Refunds are based on elapsed time from date of receipt of application

By law, the LIM must be processed within 10 working days from the time both the application and payment have been received. 

All data is securely held in Council files, as well as electronically, and is made available for public viewing where allowable under the Privacy Act.

  • Rates
  • Valuation
  • Water billing
  • Zoning
  • Designations
  • Resource consents
  • Subdivision
  • Building consents
  • Building notices
  • Plumbing
  • Water
  • Drainage
  • Liquor licensing
  • Health licences
  • Contaminated sites
  • Licence to occupy (Council land)
  • Swimming pools (Fencing Act)  
  • Special site features such as erosion, avulsion (removal of land by water), falling debris, poor foundation materials, slippage/slope stability, alluvion (depositing of silt from flooding), flooding
  • And any other information Whanganui District Council holds that is considered relevant to the specific property.