Cadastral Survey Act

Find out about the authority to enter land, offences relating to cadastral surveys, and restrictions on unlicensed surveyors.

When a surveyor enters a property

Section 53 of the Cadastral Survey Act 2002 (link is external) provides for the Surveyor-General to authorise a licensed cadastral surveyor to enter land to conduct a cadastral survey or install a survey mark. Read more about the authority to enter land.

Offences relating to cadastral surveying

Part 6 of the Cadastral Survey Act 2002 specifies offences and penalties relating to cadastral surveys. Read more about offences relating to cadastral surveys.

Work carried out by unlicensed surveyors

LINZ sometimes receives enquiries about unlicensed surveyors undertaking cadastral surveys commonly referred to as ‘redef’ surveys or boundary reinstatement surveys. Read more about the restrictions on unlicensed surveyors.