Rules for Cadastral Survey 2010

Reprint as at 24 April 2017

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Rules for Cadastral Survey 2010

(SR 2010/492)


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

These rules are administered by Land Information New Zealand.

Under section 49 of the Cadastral Survey Act 2002, the Surveyor-General hereby makes the following rules.


1Title and commencementGo to item
2Terms and definitionsGo to item
3Accuracy standardsGo to item
3.1Accuracy of non-boundary survey marksGo to item
3.2Accuracy class of boundariesGo to item
3.2.1Class AGo to item
3.2.2Class BGo to item
3.2.3Class CGo to item
3.2.4Class DGo to item
3.2.5Class of boundaries and boundary pointsGo to item
3.3Accuracy of right-line boundaries and arc boundariesGo to item
3.3.1Accuracy of boundary pointsGo to item
3.3.2Accuracy sufficient to avoid overlapGo to item
3.4Accuracy of water boundaries and irregular boundariesGo to item
3.5Accuracy of permanent structure boundary witnessingGo to item
3.6Accuracy of boundary witnessingGo to item
3.7Vector accuracyGo to item
4DatumsGo to item
4.1Horizontal datum - orientationGo to item
4.2Horizontal datum - connectionGo to item
4.3Vertical datumGo to item
5ParcelsGo to item
5.1Accounting for parcelsGo to item
5.2Overlap of non-primary parcelsGo to item
5.3Parcel areasGo to item
5.4Width of parcelGo to item
5.5Parcel appellationGo to item
5.5.1General land appellationGo to item
5.5.2Parcel-type componentsGo to item
5.5.3Māori land appellationGo to item
5.5.4Unique parcel identifierGo to item
6BoundariesGo to item
6.1Duty of surveyor when defining a boundary by surveyGo to item
6.2Boundaries to be defined by surveyGo to item
6.3Acceptance of a boundaryGo to item
6.4Boundaries defined by adoptionGo to item
6.5Form of boundaryGo to item
6.6Irregular boundaryGo to item
6.7Water boundaryGo to item
6.8Stratum boundaryGo to item
6.9Permanent structure boundaryGo to item
6.10Boundary intersection to be definedGo to item
7Ground markingGo to item
7.1Boundaries to be markedGo to item
7.2New boundary marksGo to item
7.3Witnessing of boundary pointsGo to item
7.3.1Boundaries to be witnessedGo to item
7.3.2Number and distance of witness marksGo to item
7.3.3Witness marksGo to item
7.3.4Witnessing stratum boundary pointsGo to item
7.4Permanent marksGo to item
7.4.1Number of permanent reference marksGo to item
7.4.2Distances between permanent reference marks and a boundary pointGo to item
7.4.3Permanent reference marksGo to item
7.5Unique survey mark nameGo to item
7.6Disturbed mark to be treated as newGo to item
8Cadastral survey datasetsGo to item
8.1Content of a CSDGo to item
8.2Survey reportGo to item
8.3Units of measure for CSDsGo to item
8.3.1GeneralGo to item
8.3.2UnitsGo to item
8.3.3Distance and area reductionGo to item
8.3.4BearingsGo to item
8.3.5Vertical anglesGo to item
8.4Adopted information to match sourceGo to item
8.5CSD to be lodged for boundary markingGo to item
9CSD PlanGo to item
9.1CSD Plan informationGo to item
9.2Datum informationGo to item
9.3Vector informationGo to item
9.4Boundary informationGo to item
9.5Information about occupation and physical featuresGo to item
9.6Diagram of SurveyGo to item
9.6.1CSD Plan to include Diagram of SurveyGo to item
9.6.2Survey mark and point informationGo to item
9.6.3Parcel informationGo to item
9.6.4Parcel information for a unit title developmentGo to item
9.6.5Parcel information for a cross lease developmentGo to item
9.6.6Parcel information for a movable marginal stripGo to item
9.6.7Water boundariesGo to item
9.6.8Irregular boundariesGo to item
9.6.9Permanent structure boundariesGo to item
9.6.10Stratum boundariesGo to item
9.6.11Parcel annotationsGo to item
9.6.12Boundary annotationsGo to item
9.6.13VectorsGo to item
9.6.14Boundary dimensionsGo to item
9.6.15Interpretation of information on a Diagram of SurveyGo to item
10Title PlanGo to item
10.1Title Plan informationGo to item
10.2Easement informationGo to item
10.2.1New easement informationGo to item
10.2.2Existing easement informationGo to item
10.3Covenant informationGo to item
10.4Diagram of ParcelsGo to item
10.4.1Title Plan to include Diagram of ParcelsGo to item
10.4.2Parcel informationGo to item
10.4.3Parcel information for a unit title developmentGo to item
10.4.4Parcel information for a movable marginal stripGo to item
10.4.5Water boundariesGo to item
10.4.6Irregular boundariesGo to item
10.4.7Permanent structure boundariesGo to item
10.4.8Parcel annotationsGo to item
10.4.9Boundary dimensionsGo to item
10.4.10Interpretation of information on a Diagram of ParcelsGo to item
11Monumentation CSDGo to item
11.1Monumentation CSD usageGo to item
11.2Monumentation CSD exempt from certain rulesGo to item
11.3Monumentation CSD PlanGo to item
11.4Diagram of Survey in a monumentation CSD PlanGo to item
11.4.1Information on a Diagram of SurveyGo to item
11.4.2Survey mark informationGo to item
11.4.3Interpretation of information on a Diagram of SurveyGo to item
12Diagram plan symbols and textGo to item
12.1Symbol and text depictionGo to item
12.2Survey mark symbolsGo to item
12.3Line stylesGo to item
12.4Font size for textGo to item
13CertificationGo to item
14Retention of field informationGo to item
15Revocation and savingsGo to item
16Alternative requirements for covenant parcelsGo to item
16.1Class C for covenant boundariesGo to item
16.2Boundary witnessing for covenant boundariesGo to item
16.3Accuracy between covenant and underlying parcelsGo to item
16.4Survey requirements where inaccurate relationship between covenant and underlying parcelsGo to item
16.5CSD requirements for covenant parcelsGo to item
17Alternative requirements for non-primary parclesGo to item
17.1Accuracy between non-primary and underlying parcelsGo to item
17.2CSD requirements for non-primary parcelsGo to item
18Boundaries affected by ground movementGo to item
18.1Re-establishing boundaries affected by deep-seated movementGo to item
18.2Acceptance of boundaries affected by ground movementGo to item
18.3Unproven marksGo to item
18.4Survey report for boundaries affected by ground movementGo to item
19Use of existing unit and lease parcel boundariesGo to item
19.1Existing boundaries may be acceptedGo to item
19.2Information for parcels that have been retainedGo to item
20Cadastral survey rules for greater ChristchurchGo to item
20.1Terms and definitionsGo to item
20.2Certain rules do not apply to greater ChristchurchGo to item
20.3Defining by survey or acceptance of affected boundariesGo to item
20.4Defining and referencing affected boundariesGo to item
20.5Occupation and physical features in diagramGo to item
20.6Defining non-primary parcel boundaries and underlying boundariesGo to item
20.7Boundaries to be markedGo to item
20.8Removing boundary marksGo to item
20.9Water body centreline boundariesGo to item
20.10Reduced level for unaffected stratum boundariesGo to item