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 Tākaka. Council offices hold property files relevant to their location area.

You can also access an electronic version of the file, please email or call 03 543-8400 to arrange this.

If you want to view the file in person, 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. See details below on the process for making this payment. 

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). 
Land Information Memorandum (LIM) and Property Information fees
Making payment for a property file

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