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Viewing a property file

We have a file of information on almost every property in the region. You can request a digital copy of the file, or come in and view it in one of our offices.

Property owners and potential purchasers can view property files by visiting any of the Council's offices in Richmond, Motueka or Takaka. Council offices hold property files relevant to their location area.

Most files are available “on demand”, but phoning 03 543-8400 or emailing the day before you wish to view the property file is recommended. It will take a full working day to have files transferred between offices. 

What's in the file?

Information on the file will include any Council records that we hold at the time of the request relating to completed Building Act and Resource Management Act applications such as:

  • application forms
  • drainage plans relating to consented work
  • copies of plans and specifications
  • Code Compliance Certificates
  • Property Information Memorandum (PIMs)
  • planning reports
  • resource consent decisions
  • associated documents.

If you're not sure what some of the information means, we'll be available to assist.  There is a charge for retrieving files and photocopying information. 

Please note...

  • The information contained within each property file varies and we make no guarantee the information you require will be contained on the property file
  • Viewing a property file is not going to provide you with as much information as a Land Information Memorandum (LIM). 


  Charges from 1 July 2019 including GST

Land Information Memorandum requested under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987:



Large properties involving more than one certificate of title will be quoted accordingly.





Note:  Should a special request be made that results in a field inspection and/or submitter research, Council reserves the right to charge any additional fees that are appropriate, based on the amount of time required to provide the requested information.

Property enquiries – access to Council records:

File access

Files transferred to CD

Property/rates Printout




$4.00 ea

Note: Frequent user discount is available as follows:

Option 1

A lump sum of $1,257.00 payable annually in advance for a company gives access to an unlimited number of files.

Option 2

A coupon-based system. Each coupon will enable access to five site files. For residential files the cost per coupon is $50.00 and for commercial/industrial files, the cost per coupon is $131.00.








Development Contributions

Deposit for Development Contributions Objection Hearing

Application for Reconsideration






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