Records of title have been recorded electronically since 2002. All earlier paper-based certificates of title were converted into electronic records of title between 1999 and 2002.
Order a record of title
You can order a record of title (and other land records) using our Land Record Search tool.
Forms of record of title
You can request a copy of a record of title in the following forms.
Current record of title
Shows the current owner/s, legal description, registered rights and restrictions, for example a mortgage. Includes a plan or diagram of the land - see image below.
Historic record of title
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.
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.
Shows the same information as the current record of title as well as any interests lodged with LINZ but not yet registered against the title.
Records of title will display one of the following title types under the 'Record of title' header depending on the classification of the estate:
- Cross Lease
- Life Estate
- Gazette Notice