Getting smart before buying a property

Buying a property may be the biggest financial transaction you will ever be involved in, with potentially significant costs if it goes wrong, so find out as much information as you can about the buying process – even before you start looking at properties. Find out what you need to know from the Real Estate Agents Authority.

Property Information

View property and rating information for properties in the district here together with data on planning, flooding and hazards.

You can access information about Kāpiti Coast District properties in several different ways.

The Rates Search allows you to view property and rating information for properties in the District, and search for Valuation Reference Numbers. The information displayed is taken from the Council's Rating Information Database and Rates Record.

You can also view aerial photographs, planning information, service utilities, hazard features and contours through the interactive Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping tool here.

LIM Reports

A Land Information Memorandum (LIM) is a collation of the information the council holds on a property. Most people want a LIM because they are considering buying or selling a residential or commercial property and want to find out as much as possible about it before making a final decision. 

The information provided is based on a search of council database records. There may be other information relating to the property which is not known to council - for example illegal or unauthorised building or works on the property.  Note that LIM information is not based on an inspection of the property.

  • LIM Information Sheet
    To obtain a LIM Report from the Council you must apply for it in writing, and the Council must process your application within 10 working days.

    Note: During the Christmas / New Year holiday period work will continue on processing LIMs, although delivery timeframes may be impacted. This is because the days from 25 December to 15 January are not counted as working days in the related legislation, the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.

          LIM information sheet


          LIM fees and charges


Cancellation of LIM Applications

To cancel a LIM Application which has been lodged with Council, please complete this form:

Refunds are based on elapsed time from date of receipt of application:

Time elapsed

Amount refunded

Same date of receipt of application

75 % of total cost

Between 1-2 working days

50% of total cost

After 2 working days

No refund will be issued.


Request for building file information

A building file search is not a LIM (Land Information Memorandum).  The information obtained via a building file search may include informal discussion and carries no legal weight.  Reliance on the information is at the customer's own judgement.

Request to view a building file - Form 122

Access a building file fee

Earthquake information for residential property owners

Kāpiti Coast District Council has been working with Wellington City Council to extend its Quakecheck Home Assessment Service to residential property owners on the Kāpiti Coast.  The service will enable you to assess how safe your home would be in the event of a significant earthquake and advise any actions necessary to make it safe.

 To learn more about the service visit our Quakecheck your house page here.

Earthquake damage

The results of an earthquake can sometimes mean damage to our homes and/or property.  If you have suffered damage to your home, please contact your insurance company in the first instance.

Withhold personal details

If you require your name and postal address to be withheld from the Complete Rating Information Database viewable at offices of the Kāpiti Coast District Council and Greater Wellington Council, you must complete the Complete Rating Information Database form or email us here.

You will need to provide details of all properties for which you would like your details withheld.  Please note; where there is more than one owner for a property, all owner details for that property will be withheld even if only one of the owners has requested the withholding of information.  Also that property owner details will still remain publicly available as part of a property’s Certificate of Title information available at Land Information New Zealand.

Related Links

Building Control
Resource Consents