A LIM includes:
- copies of plans of the house and any alterations/additions
- any Code Compliance Certificates that Council holds
- copies of building consents and resource consents that have been issued
- District Plan information, such as activity areas/zones, protected trees, historic sites, designations and significant archaeological or cultural resource areas
- other land information such as flooding, slipping, erosion and past contamination
- rates information
- any weathertight homes or earthquake prone buildings on a property.
Find out more about what a LIM contains (PDF 140 kb).
How much does it cost?
The cost of a LIM depends on things like the property type and how quickly you need it. Find out how much it costs below:
|Residential Property LIM
(deposit: includes 3.5 hrs processing time and disbursements)
|Commercial Property LIM
(deposit: includes 5.5 hrs processing time and disbursements)
|Additional processing (per hour)
|Fast track (Residential only) - processed within five working days
(conditions apply, applications will be accepted on a case-by-case basis)
*$180 per hour of additional processing time will be charged
You can pay for your LIM:
- via secure online payment: credit card or bank account payment available through our website
- in person at Council's main building at 30 Laings Road, Lower Hutt
How long does a LIM take to arrive?
LIMs are completed within 10 working days after the day of application. However, you can request a five-day turnaround time for an extra fee. Conditions apply and we accept applications on a case-by-case basis.
Ready to apply?
You can apply for a LIM:
- online – just enter your address and pay the fee by credit card, bank card or bank account payment. (Please check that you have the right property; if you’re unsure you can contact us)
- by completing a LIM application form
- by collecting a LIM application form from Council's main building at 30 Laings Road, Lower Hutt.
You can choose to receive your LIM:
- as a PDF by email
- in hard copy by post (the limited postal service means there may be delays)
- by collecting it in person from Council's main building at 30 Laings Road, Lower Hutt.