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Registry Act

R.R.O. 1990, REGULATION 995

RECORDS

Consolidation Period:  From October 5, 2020 to the e-Laws currency date.

Last amendment: 554/20.

Legislative History: 51/96, 128/96, 20/99, 432/11, 437/11, 554/20.

This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.

1.-17. Revoked:  O. Reg. 20/99, s. 1.

18. Subsections 20 (2) and 21 (5) of the Act do not apply to,

(a)  an order of the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal or other instrument registered under section 68 of the Act;

(b)  a municipal by-law other than a by-law under subsection 50 (4) or (7) of the Planning Act or a predecessor of those subsections;

(c)  a will, letters probate, letters of administration with the will annexed, or any grant by a court based on a will; or

(d)  a power of attorney or revocation thereof.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 995, s. 18; O. Reg. 554/20, s. 1.

19. (1) Where a deed or other instrument includes a description of a servient right of way or other easement and refers to other land to which the right of way or easement is appurtenant, it is not necessary, only because of such reference, to record the deed or other instrument in the abstract index for the other land. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 995, s. 19 (1).

(2) Where a deed or other instrument contains or refers to a restrictive covenant or building scheme and refers to other land affected by the restrictive covenant or the building scheme, it is not necessary, only because of such reference, to record the deed or other instrument in the abstract index for the other land.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 995, s. 19 (2).

20. (0.1) This section applies to instruments registered under subsection 22 (7) of the Act.  O. Reg. 437/11, s. 2 (1).

(1) Revoked:  O. Reg. 432/11, s. 1.

(2) A notice of an instrument to which this section applies shall not be registered unless it is signed by one of the parties to the instrument or the party’s solicitor.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 995, s. 20 (2).

(3) An attorney may sign on behalf of a person who is required by this section to sign a notice, in which case section 46 of the Act applies.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 995, s. 20 (3).

(4) A notice of a lease or of an agreement to lease, as the case may be, shall contain,

(a)  the names of the parties;

(b)  its date;

(c)  the term and expiry date of the lease;

(d)  where applicable, the expiry date of the agreement to lease;

(e)  any right or option to purchase;

(f)  any provision for renewal or extension and the conditions relating thereto; and

(g)  the addresses of all parties mentioned in the lease or the agreement.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 995, s. 20 (4).

(5) A notice of a sublease, assignment of a lease, mortgage of a lease or assignment of the lessor’s interest in a lease shall contain,

(a)  the registration number of the lease;

(b)  the registration number of a notice of the lease, if the notice of the lease complies with the prescribed form; or

(c)  particulars of the lease, including,

(i)  the names of the parties,

(ii)  its date,

(iii)  the term and the expiry date of the lease,

(iv)  any right or option to purchase,

(v)  any provision for renewal or extension and the conditions relating thereto,

(vi)  in the case of a mortgage of a lease or an assignment of the lessor’s interest in the lease, the amount of the indebtedness, and

(vii)  the address of all parties mentioned in the notice.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 995, s. 20 (5); O. Reg. 437/11, s. 2 (2).

(6) A notice of an option to lease shall contain,

(a)  the name of the parties;

(b)  its date;

(c)  the expiry date of the option;

(d)  the term of the lease;

(e)  any right or option to purchase;

(f)  any provision for renewal or extension of the lease and the conditions relating thereto; and

(g)  the addresses of all the parties mentioned in the option to lease.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 995, s. 20 (6).

21. (1) Revoked:  O. Reg. 432/11, s. 2.

(2) A notice of a lease of chattels that have become, or may become, fixtures shall not be registered unless the notice is signed by the owner of the chattels.  O. Reg. 437/11, s. 3.

22. (1) In this section,

“agreement” means an agreement of purchase and sale of land; (“convention”)

“assignment” means an assignment of an agreement of purchase and sale of land or an assignment of an option for the purchase of land, as the case may be; (“cession”)

“option” means an option for the purchase of land.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 995, s. 22 (1). (“option”)

(2), (3) Revoked:  O. Reg. 432/11, s. 3.

(4) A notice or renewal notice of an agreement, option or assignment shall not be registered unless the notice or renewal notice is signed by,

(a)  the purchaser, grantee of the option or assignee named in the notice or renewal notice, as the case may be; or

(b)  the solicitor for the purchaser, grantee of the option or assignee.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 995, s. 22 (4).

(5) An attorney may sign on behalf of a person who is required by subsection (4) to sign a notice, in which case section 46 of the Act applies.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 995, s. 22 (5).

(6) A notice registered under subsection 22 (8) of the Act and a renewal notice under subsection 22 (10) of the Act shall contain,

(a)  the address of the person signing the notice;

(b)  the names of the parties to the agreement, option or assignment to which the notice relates;

(c)  the date of the agreement, option or assignment to which the notice relates;

(d)  in the case of a notice of an agreement or notice of an assignment of an agreement, the date on which the sale is to be completed;

(e)  in the case of a notice of an option or notice of an assignment of an option, the date on which the option will expire and any provision for renewal or extension and the conditions relating thereto; and

(f)  in the case of a notice of an assignment,

(i)  the registration number of the agreement or option, or

(ii)  the registration number of the notice of the agreement or option, or

(iii)  particulars of the agreement or option including the matters referred to in clauses (b), (c), (d) and (e).  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 995, s. 22 (6).

(7) A renewal notice registered under subsection 22 (10) of the Act shall contain,

(a)  the registration number of the notice to which it relates and every previous renewal notice thereof; and

(b)  the date of registration of the notice to which it relates and every previous renewal notice thereof.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 995, s. 22 (7).

(8) A statement of good faith referred to in subsection 22 (11) of the Act shall be made by the person who signs the notice to which the statement refers.  O. Reg. 437/11, s. 4.

23. Revoked:  O. Reg. 432/11, s. 4.

24.-26. Revoked:  O. Reg. 20/99, s. 2.

27. Revoked:  O. Reg. 432/11, s. 4.

Registration and Deposit of Instruments and Documents in French

28. (1) The following registry divisions are designated for the purposes of section 44 of the Act:

 

Algoma (No. 1)

Cochrane (No. 6)

Dundas (No. 8)

Essex (No. 12)

Glengarry (No. 14)

Kenora (No. 23)

Kent (No. 24)

Middlesex (No. 33)

Niagara (No. 30)

Nipissing (No. 36)

Ottawa-Carleton (No. 4)

Peel (No. 43)

Prescott (No. 46)

Renfrew (No. 49)

Russell (No. 50)

Simcoe (No. 51)

Stormont (No. 52)

Sudbury (No. 53)

Thunder Bay (No. 55)

Timiskaming (No. 54)

Toronto (No. 66)

Wentworth (No. 62)

O. Reg. 437/11, s. 5 (1).

(2) The following Acts are designated for the purpose of subsection 44 (4) of the Act:

1.  Condominium Act, 1998.

2.  Construction Act.

3.  Estates Administration Act.

4.  Family Law Act.

5.  Land Registration Reform Act.

6.  Land Transfer Tax Act.

7.  Municipal Act, 2001.

8.  Personal Property Security Act.

9.  Powers of Attorney Act.

10.  Substitute Decisions Act, 1992.  O. Reg. 437/11, s. 5 (1); O. Reg. 554/20, s. 2.

(3) Despite section 43 of the Act, where a form is prescribed in the English language for an instrument, deposit or any related attachment but no form is prescribed in the French language and the land registrar is of the opinion that a translation of the form in the French language presented for registration is an accurate translation of the form prescribed in the English language, the French translation is a prescribed form for the purposes of the Act and the regulations.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 995, s. 28 (3).

(4) Despite subsection (1), all registry divisions are designated for the purposes of section 44 of the Act if the instrument to be registered or document to be deposited is the bilingual version of the forms described in section 2 of Regulation 688 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 (Form of Documents) made under the Land Registration Reform Act.  O. Reg. 437/11, s. 5 (2).

(5) If the instrument to be registered or the document to be deposited is the bilingual version of the forms described in section 2 of Regulation 688 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 (Form of Documents) made under the Land Registration Reform Act, if words have been added to the instrument or document and if the land registrar is of the opinion that all the words that have been added appear in both the English and French languages, the instrument may be registered or the document may be deposited.  O. Reg. 437/11, s. 5 (2).

29. Revoked:  O. Reg. 432/11, s. 4.

30. (1)-(5) Revoked:  O. Reg. 20/99, s. 4.

(6) An instrument executed under a power of attorney shall not be registered unless the attorney states in the instrument that, to the best of the attorney’s knowledge and belief, the power of attorney is still in full force and effect and the principal was at least eighteen years of age when the power of attorney was executed.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 995, s. 30 (6).

31. Revoked:  O. Reg. 20/99, s. 5.

32. Revoked:  O. Reg. 432/11, s. 4.

33. (1) Revoked:  O. Reg. 20/99, s. 6.

(2) Revoked:  O. Reg. 432/11, s. 5.

34.-38. Revoked:  O. Reg. 20/99, s. 7.

39. Revoked:  O. Reg. 432/11, s. 6.

40. Revoked:  O. Reg. 20/99, s. 8.

41. (1) Revoked:  O. Reg. 432/11, s. 7.

(2) Only one document for deposit may be written on or attached to a requisition under section 107 of the Act, but the land registrar may permit two or more related documents to be written on or attached to a requisition as if they were one document.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 995, s. 41 (2); O Reg. 437/11, s. 6.

42. Revoked:  O. Reg. 432/11, s. 8.

43.-47. Revoked:  O. Reg. 20/99, s. 9.

48. A tax deed or notice of vesting under the Municipal Act, 2001 in respect of land that, on the date of the deed or notice, was in a local municipality referred to in Schedule 2 shall not be registered unless it has attached to it a statement stating,

(a)  whether or not the land is liable to taxes under the Mining Act; and

(b)  whether or not, under section 384 of the Municipal Act, 2001, the registration creates a severance of the surface rights of the land from its mining rights.  O Reg. 437/11, s. 7.

49. Revoked:  O. Reg. 20/99, s. 10.

50.-52. Revoked:  O. Reg. 20/99, s. 11.

53. (1) Where the Archivist of Ontario considers that a plan of survey or other plan that is the property of the Crown and that is in the custody of a land registrar has historical significance and where the Archivist of Ontario requests the land registrar to transfer the plan to him or her, the land registrar shall, where he or she receives such a request and written instructions from the Director with respect to the plan, transfer the plan to the Archivist of Ontario.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 995, s. 53 (1).

(2) A plan shall not be transferred to the Archivist of Ontario under subsection (1) until the land registrar has obtained and certified a copy of the plan, reproduced on mylar or other suitable material, from which further copies may be made showing with reasonable clarity all or substantially all the measurements, bearings and other pertinent information that were legible on the plan when the copy was made.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 995, s. 53 (2).

(3) Where the Archivist of Ontario receives a plan under this section, the Archivist shall preserve it in his or her custody and the Archivist may, where he or she has the approval of the Director to the transfer, transfer the plan on loan to an historical society, university, museum, county archives or similar organization.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 995, s. 53 (3).

(4) This section applies to plans in land registry offices established under the Act or the Land Titles Act.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 995, s. 53 (4).

54.-56. Revoked:  O. Reg. 20/99, s. 12.

57. The land registrar shall enter in the new abstract index under the heading for each lot designated by a Land Registrar’s Compiled Plan or a municipal plan prepared under section 91 of the Act the following note set out in the English or French version of this section:

“Caution:  Section 50 of the Planning Act may continue to apply as though this plan had not been registered.”

R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 995, s. 57; O. Reg. 554/20, s. 3.

58. Where, by a by-law under subsection 50 (4) or (7) of the Planning Act or by an order under clause 47 (1) (b) of that Act, a registered plan of subdivision or part thereof is deemed for the purposes of subsection 50 (3) of that Act not to be a registered plan of subdivision or is exempted from part-lot control, the by-law or order upon registration shall be recorded in the abstract index for each lot included in the plan or such portion of the plan as is designated in the by-law or order.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 995, s. 58.

59. A notice of claim registered under subsection 113 (2) of the Act shall not be registered unless it has attached to it a statement in support in the prescribed form.  O. Reg. 437/11, s. 8.

Schedule 1 Revoked:  O. Reg. 20/99, s. 13.

Schedule 2

Item

Column 1

County, District, etc.

Column 2

Local Municipalities

1.

County of Frontenac

Townships of

Barrie, Bedford,

Clarendon and Miller,

Hinchinbrooke,

Kennebec,

Loughborough,

Olden,

Palmerston and North and South Canonto,

Portland,

Storrington.

2.

County of Haliburton

All

3.

County of Hastings

Townships of

Dungannon,

Elzevir and Grimsthorpe,

Faraday,

Herschel,

Hungerford,

Huntingdon,

Limerick,

Madoc,

Marmora and Lake,

Mayo,

Monteagle,

Rawdon,

Tudor and Cashel,

Wollaston.

4.

County of Lanark

Townships of

Bathurst,

Darling,

Lavant, Dalhousie and North Sherbrooke,

North Burgess.

5.

County of Leeds

Township of

Bastard and South Burgess.

6.

County of Lennox and Addington

Townships of

Denbigh, Abinger and Ashby, Kaladar, Anglesea and Effingham,

Sheffield.

7.

County of Northumberland

Township of Seymour.

8.

County of Peterborough

Townships of

Belmont and Methuen,

Burleigh and Anstruther,

Chandos,

Galway and Cavendish,

Harvey.

9.

County of Renfrew

Townships of

Admaston,

Alice and Fraser,

Bagot and Blithfield,

Brougham,

Brudenell and Lyndoch,

Grattan,

Griffith and Matawatchan,

Hagarty and Richards,

Raglan,

Ross,

Sebastopol.

10.

County of Victoria

Townships of

Laxton, Digby and Longford,

Somerville.

11.

The Regional Municipally of Haldimand-Norfolk

Town of Haldimand.

12.

District of Algoma

All

13.

District of Cochrane

All

14.

District of Kenora

All

15.

District of Manitoulin

Townships of

Assiginack,

Howland.

16.

The District Municipality of Muskoka

Townships of

Georgian Bay,

Lake of Bays,

Muskoka Lakes.

17.

District of Nipissing

All

18.

District of Parry Sound

Town of Kearney,

Townships of

The Archipelago,

Armour,

Carling,

Chapman,

Foley,

North Himsworth,

South Himsworth,

Humphrey,

McDougall,

McKellar,

McMurrich,

Nipissing,

Ryerson,

Strong.

19.

District of Rainy River

All

20.

District of Sudbury

All (including all local municipalities in The Regional Municipality of Sudbury).

21.

District of Thunder Bay

All

22.

District of Timiskaming

All

R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 995, Sched. 2.

Form 1 Revoked:  O. Reg. 432/11, s. 9.

FormS 2-4 Revoked:  O. Reg. 20/99, s. 14.

FormS 5-8 Revoked:  O. Reg. 432/11, s. 9.

Form 9 Revoked:  O. Reg. 20/99, s. 14.

FormS 10-15 Revoked:  O. Reg. 432/11, s. 9.

FormS 16, 17 Revoked:  O. Reg. 20/99, s. 14.

Form 18 Revoked:  O. Reg. 432/11, s. 9.

FormS 19, 20 Revoked:  O. Reg. 20/99, s. 14.

Form 21 Revoked:  O. Reg. 432/11, s. 9.

Form 22 Revoked:  O. Reg. 20/99, s. 14.

Form 23 Revoked:  O. Reg. 432/11, s. 9.

FormS 24-27 Revoked:  O. Reg. 20/99, s. 14.

Form 28 Revoked:  O. Reg. 432/11, s. 9.

FormS 29, 30 Revoked:  O. Reg. 20/99, s. 14.

FormS 31-34 Revoked:  O. Reg. 432/11, s. 9.

 

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