You need to know a debtor’s correct address before the court can take some enforcement actions on your behalf.
If the debtor hasn’t provided a correct address, you can try to find the address yourself, or you can request confidential address information from a government agency.
To find the debtor’s address yourself, you can:
You can make a confidential address request to the following government agencies for no charge.
If an agency finds an address for the debtor, the agency will give this to the court. The court will then send you a letter to let you know the outcome.
You can either:
Email your confidential address request form to CPU@msd.govt.nz
You can also write to any other government agency you think might hold the debtor’s address. You can ask them to provide the address under the Official Information Act 1982.
Check the Directory of Official Information to find out what information each agency holds, and their contact details.
You can make another request at a later date if needed.
If you find a new address for the debtor, you need to add this information to new or in-progress enforcement applications.
If your enforcement application is in progress, and a new address is required, you need to file a new address.
You must pay the fee each time you file a new address for the debtor.
The filing fee will be added to the only debt once, even if you file a new address more than once.
You may need to file a new address for these enforcement actions:
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