Find titles, documents or plans

How it works

Information on different types of titles, documents or plans, and how to get copies of them.

Most titles, documents or plans can be ordered through the Alberta Registries Spatial Information System (SPIN2), or through a registry agent.

SPIN2 application

Registry agents

Spatial Information System

Alberta Land Titles Spatial Information System (SPIN 2) can search for a variety of land titles information, including:

  • land titles
  • survey plans
  • registered documents
  • Alberta survey control markers
  • Township plans
  • Canada land inventory of soil
  • other land services

Current title

What is it?

Titles identify:

  • the current owner
  • mortgages
  • caveats
  • easements
  • builders’ liens
  • other registered interests

 

How to get it


  1. Provide information

    To get a title search, you need to know one of the following:

    • legal description
    • land identification number code (LINC number)
    • title number

       

  2. Search

    Title searches are available through SPIN2 or through a registry agent.

Titles normally can’t be searched by a municipal address. However, some registry agents can search by a municipal address.

Historical title

What is it?

A historical title will let you know who owned the property before the current owners.

 

How to get it

  1. Provide information

    Several pieces of information may be needed to search a historical title, such as:

    • reference title numbers
    • owner’s name
    • legal description

       

  2. Search

    Some historical searches are available through SPIN2 or through a registry agent.

    Depending on when the title was cancelled, some historical titles must be ordered from the relevant Land Titles office.

 

Visit

Edmonton
John E. Brownlee Building
10365 – 97 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 3W7
780-427-2742

Calgary
Service Alberta Building
710 – 4 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 0K3
403-297-6511

Mail

Edmonton
Box 2380
Edmonton, AB
T5J 2T3

Calgary
Box 7575
Calgary, AB
T2P 2R4

Document copies

How to get it

Copies of documents with 9-digit registration numbers are available through SPIN2 or through a registry agent. These include:

  • Calgary documents from 1973 onward
  • Edmonton documents from 1975 onward

Some documents with numbers and letters are available through SPIN2. If it is not on SPIN2 print the screen of the system message from SPIN2 stating that it is not available and send that in with your request for a copy of the document to the Land Titles Office it was registered in. These include:

  • Calgary documents before 1973
  • Edmonton documents before 1975

Documents can be delivered as a photocopy or as a fax. The registration number must be provided.

 

Visit

Edmonton
John E. Brownlee Building
10365 – 97 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 3W7
780-427-2742

Calgary
Service Alberta Building
710 – 4 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 0K3
403-297-6511

Mail

Edmonton
Box 2380
Edmonton, AB
T5J 2T3

Calgary
Box 7575
Calgary, AB
T2P 2R4

Plan copies

How to get it

Registered plans of survey are available through SPIN 2 or a registry agent (TIF image format). You can search for plans by:

  • plan number
  • legal description (Alberta Township Survey (ATS))
  • geographically through an online map

Plan copies are available through a Land Titles Office in the following formats:

  • paper
  • reproducible film
  • digitally (TIF image format)

 

Visit

Edmonton
John E. Brownlee Building
10365 – 97 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 3W7
780-427-2742

Calgary
Service Alberta Building
710 – 4 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 0K3
403-297-6511

Mail

Edmonton
Box 2380
Edmonton, AB
T5J 2T3

Calgary
Box 7575
Calgary, AB
T2P 2R4

Search by owner name

What is it?

A search for land titles by the name of a current or historical owner, or by the name of a current owner of an instrument.


How to get it

  1. Eligibility

    The Registrar can do a name search if the person requesting it:

    • is the person being searched
    • has written consent of the person being searched
    • has a registerable or registered instrument and is searching the name of the person specified in the instrument and whose interests in land the instrument is intended to be registered or is registered against or whose interests in land are entitled to be dealt with
    • is a police officer
    • is authorized or entitles under a court order
    • is doing so on behalf of the Crown
    • is an agent or representative for a person who:
      • has written consent by the person being searched, or
      • has a registerable or registered instrument and is searching the name of the person specified in the instrument and whose interests in land the instrument is intended to be registered or is registered against or whose interests in land are entitled to be dealt with
    • is doing so on behalf of the Real Estate Council of Alberta for an investigation

    Name search regulation (PDF, 3 pages)

    Land Titles Act (PDF, 124 pages)

     

  2. Fill out an application

    You can get an application from a Land Titles Office or download it here.

    Name search application (PDF, 1 page)

    You’ll need to provide supporting documentation with the application as well. The following can be used as documentation:

    • writs of enforcement or extent
    • federal writs of seizure and sale
    • transfers of writs
    • assignments of judgments
    • WCB certified statements, judgments and orders for maintenance or alimony
    • orders or agreements under the Maintenance Enforcement Act, Maintenance & Recovery Act or Income Support Recovery Act
    • orders under the Employment Standards Code
    • orders under the Public Utilities Board Act
    • Certificates of lis pendens under the Matrimonial Property Act
    • Certificates of mental incompetency by the Public Trustee
    • Trusteeship orders under the Dependent Adults Act

       

  3. Submit the application

    You can submit the application and documentation to a Land Titles Office.

 

Visit

Edmonton
John E. Brownlee Building
10365 – 97 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 3W7
780-427-2742

Calgary
Service Alberta Building
710 – 4 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 0K3
403-297-6511

Mail

Edmonton
Box 2380
Edmonton, AB
T5J 2T3

Calgary
Box 7575
Calgary, AB
T2P 2R4

Contact this service

780-427-2742 (Edmonton)

403-297-6511 (Calgary)

8:15 am - 4:00 pm (Monday to Friday,
closed statutory holidays)

Related services

Surface and Mineral Rights

Land Titles Procedures Manual