FIND OUT MORE... Find the Land Record You Want
LINZ looks after millions of land records for the Crown including property titles and plans and survey plans. Copies of these records can be accessed in a variety of ways. You can:
- learn about the land record types LINZ is responsible for
- order a copy of a land record, and
- request an appointment to view records.
Property information not provided by LINZ
If you have been referred to LINZ, please note that LINZ does not provide:
- building consents, resource consents, Land Information Memorandum (LIM) reports or due diligence reports - contact your local council
- property sales information - contact your solicitor or a property agent
- property valuations - contact a registered valuer.
Researching land records
Property records are used for researching land a family member may have owned in the past, for other genealogical purposes or for Treaty of Waitangi research. Most land records are held on the electronic database called Landonline, but LINZ also manages paper copies of historic land records. Learn about the core paper records project.
Other property record providers can help you trace back titles by prior references, complete more complicated searches and help with historical research.
Find out about Te Puna Korero Whenua Māori - Access to Māori Land Records.
LINZ processing centres have a range of paper records such as deeds books and Crown grants. Some of these cannot be copied due to their size, binding or fragility, though you can request an appointment to view records.
Who uses land records?
LINZ's records are useful for:
- home owners
- solicitors and conveyancers
- real estate agents
- search agents
- New Zealand government departments
- local authorities
- power, gas and telecommunications companies.