Rules, Standards and Guidelines for the conduct and processing of cadastral surveys, and for the integration and provision of cadastral survey data.

Rules, standards and policies


  • Cadastral Survey Rules 2021
    The Cadastral Survey Rules 2021 are published on the New Zealand legislation website
  • Rules for Cadastral Survey 2010
    A consolidated edition of the Rules for Cadastral Survey 2010 is published on the New Zealand legislation website. This edition incorporates amendments made in 2012 and 2017.



  • Use of Graphic Description Plans – OSG Policy 2000/2
    The purpose of this policy is to achieve uniformity and accuracy in the graphical presentation for those areas of land, the boundaries of which are required to be defined for formal notification in the New Zealand Gazette or for other statutory purposes and for which no certificate of title will be required.
  • Conservation Covenant Plans OSG Policy 2002/1
    This policy is intended to achieve uniformity in the presentation of diagrams of conservation covenants, open space covenants, and Nga Whenua Rahui kawenata, negotiated under various statutes.



The following rulings are to be applied in conjunction with the Rules for Cadastral Survey 2010:

Last Updated: 21 September 2021