Anyone can order a copy of a title for a New Zealand property - here's what you need to know.
Before you order
To order a copy of a title, you will need:
- the land record type (and the required record reference for that type);
- a specific reference for the land record (eg. its formal 'identifier' or 'legal description'); and
- the land registration districts.
Read the factsheet below to find out more about ordering a copy of a land record.
Note: some record types are held with Archives New Zealand. to see where particular record types are available from.
How to order
Complete the online Land Record Order Form to order a copy of a land record.
Printable forms can only be used for cheque payments.
Delivery and cost
LINZ aims to send orders within two working days. Records delivered by email will be sent as attachments in TIFF format.
Most land records, including titles, are available at a cost of $15. See a full list of fees.
What isn’t held by LINZ
- Most older records (other than land title documents) are now held by Archives New Zealand – see the online Archway database.
- Māori land records are held by the Māori Land Court.
- Title and survey records do not contain information about the value of the property – see Other land record providers.
- LINZ does not provide information about property sales, and does not prepare due diligence reports. Contact a lawyer or property agent.
- LINZ cannot provide copies of building consents, resource consents or Land Information Memorandum (LIM) reports. Contact your local council.
Check the list of land record locations
No copy available
If the record you order cannot be copied due to its size, binding or fragility, we will contact you and you will not be charged.
If the records are held in their original paper form only, they need to be viewed in person at LINZ or Archives New Zealand (depending on the record – see Historic land records).