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There will be new fees for Survey and Title products and services from 1 February 2022. Download the factsheet and table of fees

Find fees information for any activity that can be done through Landonline.

Fees apply to each title or survey lodgement made through Landonline. As part of the sign-up process, a firm will be provided with a Landonline account, linked to a credit account in our Finance system.

All fees incurred during online searches and lodgements will be charged to this account which can be paid by direct debit or cheque. Find out more about payment and credit.

These fees came into effect in July 2011. 

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Landonline search products

Title search - with diagram (current Record of Title)Electronic property title record, showing current proprietor, legal description, registered rights and restrictions, eg. mortgage, easement, or covenant. Includes a plan or diagram of the land. $15$5
Title search - no diagramAs above but with no plan or diagram included.n/a$5
Historical title search (historic Record of Title, computer register or certificate of title)Shows all interests registered from when title was created, and since. May include scan of paper copy of Certificate of Title.$15$5
Guaranteed title search (guaranteed Record of Title) with pending instrumentsAs for a current title search; also shows any instruments that are lodged with LINZ but not yet formally registered, ie. pending. Comes with specific provisions as per section 60 Land Transfer Act 2017. Generally requested by solicitors for property dealings.$15$5
Cadastral Survey Plan (CSD) - title sheetShows the plan that was deposited when the title was created. This could be a simple plan of the property's boundaries, area and dimensions, a detailed survey plan, or a combination of both.$15$5
Cadastral Survey Plan (CSD) - survey sheetShows detailed survey observations and may also include a simpler plan detailing only the property's boundaries, area and dimensions.$15$5
Instrument (document)For example a mortgage, easement or caveat. Instrument references are recorded on the title they are registered against.$15$5

Land titles lodgement fees

Also see Codes and fees A-G and Codes and fees H-Z

Fee for...ManualAuto-registration / Landonline
Lodgement and registration of an instrument$176$80
Titles resubmission fee - resubmission of rejected or requisitioned instrument, per instrument$88$13

New title fees

Fee for...ManualAuto-registration / Landonline
New titles (issue a record of title), each$135$135

Other title fees

Fee for...ManualElectronic
Certification as a true copy$11n/a
Approving any form$80$80
Advertising an application or notice$231$231
Notices, including notice of caveat, or notice of claim under section 42 Property (Relationships) Act 1976$5$5
Examining satisfactory evidence of certification under section 30 of the Land Transfer Act 2017n/an/a
RGL actions relating to unsatisfactory certifications under sections 29 or 30 of the Land Transfer Act 2017$130/hour + expenses$130/hour + expenses

Cadastral survey fees

Fee for...Electronic
Cross Lease CSD - Base fee (no parcel fees apply)$156
Unit Titles CSD - Base fee (with no survey information*)$197
Unit Titles CSD - Base fee (with survey information*)$492
Unit Titles CSD - Each parcel for a principal unit or accessory unit (defined by permanent structure boundaries)$51
Other CSD - Base fee (creating parcels with survey information*)$492
Other CSD - Base fee (creating parcels without survey information*)$223
Other CSD - Each primary parcel (other than a balance or residue parcel)$82
Other CSD - Each parcel for a lease$82
Other CSD - Each non-primary parcel (other than for a lease) including for an easement or covenant (whether new or existing)$36
Survey information CSD - Providing survey information, with no boundary mark placed, and no parcel createdNo fee
Boundary Marking– Full CSD, Monumentation CSD or Reinstatement CSD. A boundary mark is placed and no parcel created.$72
Re-submission fees - Fee for CSD re-lodged following requisition$119
For plan deposit$101

* 'survey information' means non-boundary marks and related vectors

Calculating Cadastral Survey Dataset (CSD) Lodgement Fees

Two spreadsheets have been created to help calculate CSD fees:

CSD Fee Calculation Sheet – Cadastral Survey (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2021 (XLSX 30KB)

CSD Fee Calculation Sheet –Cadastral Survey (Fees) Regulations 2003 (XLB 57KB)


Editable fields are marked in yellow. All other fields are read-only.

To calculate plan fees:

  1. Enter the relevant number of each item in the Number of Items (No.) cell.
  2. The amount cell and Total Plan Fees cell will auto-populate.

Other cadastral survey fees

Fee for...Manual Landonline
Statutory certifications - Standard fee (QEII Covenants etc)    $67.50n/a
Statutory certifications - Legal Description only (Sec 116 Land Act etc)  $22.50n/a
Issuing appellations by endorsement - Base fee$100n/a
Issuing appellations by endorsement - Plus additional parcels$22n/a
Plan not covered by Cadastral Survey Act 2002 - Base fee (no parcel fees apply)$223n/a

Other information

Base fee
Base fee is payable for all plans.

Enter the number parcels to be created by the cadastral survey dataset.
Parcel fees apply to each severance on an ML plan, not each appellation.

New or existing easements and covenants
This fee applies to each new or existing easement or covenant separately identified with a letter.

Waiving and Refunding Policy
View the Waiving and Refunding Title Fees Policy (LINZ OP 01249)

Consulting on survey and title fees

We're consulting on proposed new fees for cadastral survey and land title products and services

Last Updated: 30 September 2021