Reprint as at 12 November 2018

Crown Grants Act 1908

Public Act
1908 No 33
Date of assent
4 August 1908

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this eprint. See the notes at the end of this eprint for further details.

This Act is administered by Land Information New Zealand.


1Short Title, etc
3Director-General’s certificate
4Duties of Chief Surveyor
5Corrections in grants
6Surveyor’s name to appear on plan
7Negligence of surveyor
8Governor-General’s signature
9Date of grant
10Where grant lost or destroyed
11Where grant to wrong person, land may be reconveyed or grant cancelled
12Erroneous grant may be cancelled and new grant issued
13Error in description of land
14Evidence of error
15Amended grant to be effectual
16New grant may be issued in certain cases
17Mode and effect of cancellation
18Certain cancelled grants declared void ab initio
19Mode of repeal
20Deeds of transfer to be valid
21Date when grantee becomes entitled to grant
22Date to be certified
23Entry of date in habendum of grant
24Endorsement of date on grant previously executed
25Entry or endorsement to be evidence of date
26Mistake in date may be corrected by Minister
27Authority of Chief Surveyor to correct wrong date
28Effect of corrections
29Registration and delivery of grants
30Grant may be deposited in certain cases
31Transfer or transmission of grantee’s interest prior to execution of grant
32Delivery of grant to successor in title of grantee
33Entries by Registrar where grant cancelled
34Entries may be amended where new grant issued
35Seaward boundary of land granted
36Reservation of land for roads
36AReservation of land for railways and other public works
36BRemoval of lapsed reservations from title
37Roadway to include railway
38Copies of grants as evidence
39Grant fee and acreage fee
40Fees to be prepaid
41Custody fees
42Certain grants exempt from custody fee
43Fee for certified copy
44Outstanding fees under prior Acts
45Liability for and recovery of fees
46Recovery of fees, etc, in case of Maori land grants
47Trustee or mortgagee paying fees may charge the same
Reprint notes

An Act to consolidate certain enactments of the Parliament of New Zealand relating to grants of land by the Crown

Title: amended, on 1 January 1987, by section 29(2) of the Constitution Act 1986 (1986 No 114).