Computer Register (Certificate of Title) - historic

Computer Registers (Certificates of Title) record the ownership of land and the rights and restrictions that apply to the land. They have been recorded electronically since 2002. All earlier paper-based Certificates of Title were converted into ‘computer registers’ between 1999 and 2002.

You can request a copy of a computer register in these forms:

  • current register – shows the current proprietor/s, legal description, registered rights and restrictions, eg a mortgage. Includes a plan or diagram of the land.
  • historic register [illustrated here] – shows all interests that have been registered against the current title since this title was created. This may include a plan or diagram of the land, and/or a scan of any paper Certificates of Title issued.
    Note: A “Historic Title” will provide information only from the date of issue of that title – you may need to order prior title references to get back to the name or period of interest.
  • ‘guaranteed search’ – shows the same information as the current register as well as any interests lodged with LINZ but not yet registered against the title.

Order a certificate of title or other land record



Example of Computer Register (Certificate of Title) - historic

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