Property File Search
Property files contain information such as building consents, resource consents, flooring and drainage plans. All property files are required to be Quality Assured by Council staff in advance of being ready for you to view.
Large property file requests may incur a fee in line with our fees and charges policy for the administration of processing and preparing the file for viewing either at Council offices or via electronic media.
To request a property file you will need to:
- Know the address of the property.
- Contact Council via the Contact Us page, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 0800 WAIPADC (0800 924 723)
- Pay in advance any fees necessary if your request involves a large property file that requires considerable time to prepare. A one-off non-refundable fee of $27.00 will be applied (plus $5 postage if applicable). Your request will be processed upon confirmation of payment.
The property file will be available within 3 – 5 working days and can be received by e-link, on a USB or viewed at Council offices once ready.
Please note, files delivered by post may take longer to arrive than files delivered by email.
You’ll receive confirmation and a reference number when the file is ready to view.
Please note, the information contained in a property file may not represent all the information we hold for a property. A property file check is not a Land Information Memorandum (LIM) and should not be used as one. If you are considering purchasing a property we recommend you apply for a LIM.