The Landonline system holds all current and many historic land records in digital form.
You can order these kinds of land records:
- Records of Title (previously called Certificates of Title or Computer Registers)
- Instruments (or Documents) relating to a dealing with a particular property (eg a mortgage)
- Cadastral Survey Plans
- Various forms of technical survey documentation, including
- Field books and notes: detailed field measurements made by surveyors
- Field books for the North Island have been digitised and can be viewed online at http://fieldbooks.linz.govt.nz/
- Traverse records and sheets: including survey observations and coordinates of survey marks used.
- Various historic forms of documentation of land ownership and transfer, as well as other records relating to control and management of land. Older ownership records include some:
- Abstracts and journals: records of deposited documents in the title system
- Deeds: documents to prove land ownership, in a system replaced by titles in 1871.
(Note that Crown grants, and the indexes and registers for the deeds system are now held by Archives New Zealand – see Historic land records.)
- Historic Crown property paper files, from Toitū Te Whenua’s predecessor organisations such as the Department of Survey & Land Information (DoSLI), Department of Lands and Survey, and the Ministry of Works – these are referred to when Crown agencies acquire or dispose of land.
Fees and charges
For pricing information, refer to land record order fees.