Explore records relating to various types of property across the Ashburton District, from rural farms to urban businesses.

We have extensive records available regarding property ownership, development and use, dating back nearly a century and a half to the settlement of Ashburton. With help from our friendly staff, these records are easily accessible.

PROPERTY RECORDS AND DOCUMENTS RELATE TO PROPERTY OWNERSHIP, LAND USE, DEVELOPMENT, HISTORY AND MORE. 

 

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY

We can help you discover the past of your property, or the past of a property you have ties to. Our extensive archives and digital resources are easy to access – we’re sure to have records of interest.

 

COMMERCIAL & FARMING

Records for commercial and farming properties are also available to view and copy. We hold valuable business index books for the Ashburton District, which feature detailed records of who owned businesses when, as well as maps and plans to show where these business exited and thrived.

 

RESOURCES

The Ashburton District Council hosts an online property database which includes a property numbering tool, property maps, valuations, and more.

Ashburton District Council – Property Information 

 

For older property documents, or information that is not present on the District Council website, please contact our archivist.