How it works

All private property ownership records in Ontario are registered with the government.

Anyone can search for land records. You can search:

You need special permission to register land records.

  • people who meet certain criteria can apply for authorization to register land documents
  • you can also work with a lawyer or legal professional to register documents for you

What’s in the land registry?

The land registration system contains official records of land and property in Ontario, including the:

  • title, which is a legal term for the land rights held by a person or corporation
  • deed, which is a term used for the legal document that transfers title from one person to another
  • mortgage and other land documents.

Search land property records

Find out how to search the most current land ownership documents in the land registration system.

Now you can search historical land registration books online using the new OnLand site (Alpha phase).

Search government documents

Search a range of government documents, from technical bulletins to minister’s orders, about land registration.

Updated: July 20, 2021
Published: July 27, 2016