Land Information Memorandum


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​A Land Information Memorandum (LIM) is a report that is prepared by a territorial authority (in this case, Opotiki District Council), in relation to matters affecting land and buildings on a particular property.​​

​​What will be in a LIM?

The following information will be included in a LIM:

  • Private and public drains and easements known to Council, if relevant.
  • Government valuation of the property and rates struck for current year (note: this will also include water rates, where applicable).
  • Any special features of the land including potential erosion, falling debris, sinking, slipping, silting or build-up of land, flooding, or likely hazardous pollutants known to the Council.
  • Council consents, certificates, notices, orders and requisitions affecting the land and any buildings on that land.
  • The site and floor plan of any buildings, and code compliance certificates (CCC) for building consents on the property file. Any additional building consent information on the property file can be viewed on request at Council. A digital copy of an entire property file supplied on CD or pdf format via secure email portal is available on request charged on a per page basis.
  • Zoning of the property, a copy of the planning map relating to the zone, and a link to the relevant zoning chapters of the Operative Opotiki District Plan.
  • Any information that has been submitted to Council by other outside statutory organisations or network utility operators relating to the site of general locality.
  • Any other information that Council deems relevant.​​​

How do you request a LIM?

The easiest and quickest way to apply and pay for your LIM is ONLINE through our online services portal.​

Or applications can be emailed, faxed, posted or delivered in person. Payment can be by cheque or direct debit. Council's bank account details are provided on the application form.

BY HAND: Customer Services, Opotiki District Council, 108 St John Street, Opotiki 3122

BY POST: Opotiki District Council, PO Box 44, Opotiki 3162

BY EMAIL:  Attention: LIM Coordinator

BY FAX: 07 315 7050​

​How much does it cost?

The fee for a LIM application is $335 rural/residential or $630 commercial/industrial (plus $160 for urgent applications) all including GST.

What information do I need to provide on the LIM application?

  1. The land that is the subject of the application must be clearly identified. The legal description can be obtained from the rate demand or from Council. Council takes no responsibility for incorrect legal descriptions.
  2. The present owner details will assist Council to clearly identify the property.
  3. The contact details are important in case Council needs to communicate with anyone regarding the application.​

How long will a LIM take to process?​

Opotiki District Council has ten (10) working days from date of receipt to complete a LIM.  Urgent LIMs are completed within five (5) working days from date of receipt.

The days between 25 December and 15 January are not deemed to be working days and should not be considered as part of the 10 working day LIM processing timeframe.​

​Should you not send the required fee or your application includes incorrect or insufficient information, Council will advise you of this, and your LIM application will not proceed until all information has been received by Council.​

How will I receive my requested LIM?

The completed LIM with attachments will be posted to the address provided on the application within the required timeframe. A copy of the LIM with attachments will also be emailed (if email address is supplied).​

Is a LIM covered by Legislation?

Yes, LIMs are covered under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.

You can read a copy of the legislation here: 44A Land Information Memorandum

Download a Land Information Memorandum Application form​

​​More questions about LIMs?

You can contact our planning team in the following ways:

By phone or email or in person

If you would like a member of the team to call or email you to discuss your enquiry or make an appointment to meet with you, phone us on (07) 315 3030 to lodge a call, email or appointment request or click here to use our easy online request a call, email or appointment online form.

​How long will it take us to respond?

We have set a service standard of 5 days to call or email you back to either discuss your enquiry or set an appointment date and time. And we have a service standard of 10 working days to have the appointment with you.

If your request is urgent, please note this on the form and we will do our best to respond as quickly as we can - we are a small team though and this is not always possible. Any change to our service timeframes is at the discretion of the Planning and Regulatory Manager.​

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