About Surveyors

Cadastral Surveying

In simple terms, cadastral surveying is related to defining boundaries of property and rights. Cadastral Surveying involves interpreting and advising on boundary locations, on the status of land ownership, and on the rights, restrictions and interests on property.

Only Licensed Cadastral Surveyors are qualified to carry out cadastral surveys. Cadastral surveys need to be done by, or under the direction of, licensed cadastral surveyors. If you need to get your property boundaries legally defined, these are the specialists to call for expertise about land ownership and boundaries - called 'cadastral' surveying.

Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) responsibilities include managing land titles, geodetic and cadastral survey systems. Landonline is the transaction centre for property professionals (including cadastral surveyors) and local councils to carry out land dealings securely online.

Cadastral Surveyor

You require a licensed surveyor when you wish to:
     - know where your property boundaries are located,
     - subdivide your property,
     - create an easement over a property,
     - undertake any land development which may be related to property boundaries,
     - claim title to land under adverse possession.

Search for Surveyor

This website has a Search for Surveyor function, simply type in the person’s name to see if they are currently a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor. For any further enquiries regarding licensing status contact the Board Secretary on secretary@cslb.org.nz
The Board is not able to recommend a particular surveyor.

The business address of a surveyor is also found on the website under ‘Search for Surveyor’. No personal information is provided.

The following sites may provide further details:
Survey and Spatial New Zealand - Survey and Spatial NZ is a membership organisation promoting and supporting all aspects of the surveying Sector. Many licensed surveyors, but not all, are members of S+S NZ.
Yellow Pages - Search for Surveyor - Land