Land Information Memorandum

​​​​Buyer beware! ​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Apply for a Land Information Memorandum from the Whanganui District Council before you invest in a new property. A LIM will provide you with all the information held by the Council about any specific site within the Whanganui District.

Download a LIM application form.

How much does a LIM cost?​

Residential and rural$177 (GST incl)
Commercial - actual cost plus GST.An administration fee of  $150 is required.

Fees must be paid at the time the application is made. 

Note: Fees can be subject to change.

You can pay for a LIM using online banking.

Our bank account is 01-0790-0157888-02 (ANZ).

Please enter the applicants name, LIM Property address and LIM under the ‘Particulars’ or ‘Code’.​

How long does it take?​

By law, the LIM must be completed within 10 working days.

LIM information covers:​

  • Rates
  • Valuation
  • Water billing
  • Zoning
  • Designations
  • Resource consents
  • Subdivision
  • Building consents
  • Building notices
  • Plumbing
  • Water
  • Drainage
  • Special site features e.g:
    • Erosion
    • Avulsion (removal of land by water)
    • Falling debris
    • Poor foundation materials
    • Slippage/slope stability
    • Alluvion (depositing of silt from flooding)
  • Flooding
  • Liquor licensing
  • Health licences
  • Contaminated sites
  • Licence to occupy (Council land)
  • Swimming pools (Fencing Act)

And any other information Whanganui District Council holds that is considered relevant to the specific property.


Enquiries about LIMs may be made by contacting the LIMs administrators at:

Whanganui District Council
Municipal Building
101 Guyton Street

Phone (06) 349 0001
Fax     (06) 349 0000

Page reviewed: 28 Aug 2018 4:42pm