NT land searches

What are Northern Territory (NT) land searches?

NT land searches enable you to access NT land information via our system, including:

  • search certificates
  • title diagrams
  • records of administrative interests and information.

Each NT lands document order will include the above information (where available).

Your order is submitted online, with your result delivered by email, post or fax within 24 hours (except weekends and public holidays).

View a sample NT land search result.

Will I be charged if there are no results found?

You will be charged for a ‘no result’, as our staff are required to fulfill these requests.

What search criteria should I use?

The search criteria you provide must be specific enough to identify a single property. Provide as much information as possible to identify the correct property.

Use the following fields to search for title details:

  • address
  • owner
  • property
  • survey plan
  • tenure type
  • title reference
  • unit
  • parcel.

What are the minimum criteria for searching?

To complete your search, provide information for all mandatory search parameters.

What information will I receive from a search certificate?

A search certificate is a time-stamped record about a property from the Integrated Land Information System of the Northern Territory Land Titles Office.

Details that may appear on a search certificate include:

  • date registered
  • volume and folio details
  • duplicate certificate issued information
  • property description
  • area
  • owner details
  • dealings (including registered date, dealing number and description)
  • title diagram.

What will I receive in the record of administrative interests and information report?

The record of administrative interests and information report details the title reference, tenure reference, tenure status and parcel information. It also includes information from each of the following custodians:

Registrar General

  • Tenure type, previous titles, transfers

Surveyor General

  • Property, address, survey plan, parcel status, parcel area, map reference, parent parcels, parcel comments, and survey comments

Valuer General

  • Owner’s last known address, unimproved capital value, and valuation improvements

Property Purchasing

  • Acquisitions

Building Advisory Service

  • Building permits

Town Planning and Development Assessment Services

  • Planning schema zone, planning notes, and planning applications

Power and Water Corporation

  • Meters on parcel

Water Safety Branch

  • Swimming pool/spa status


  • Mines and energy
  • Other interest

The record of administrative interests and information report is not part of the land register and is not guaranteed.

The Northern Territory Government accepts no liability for any omission, misstatement or inaccuracy contained in this statement.

How can I keep track of the orders I submit?

A receipt is available for each order, listing the search criteria and noting the Confirm reference for the search. This reference is in the subject line of emailed results and on the covering page of faxed results.

Print and keep this receipt as a record of your searches. You can check the progress of NT land searches through the Confirm inbox.

How do I receive results?

Choose a delivery method of either email, fax or post at the beginning of each search.

Emails display your account code, the date and the Confirm reference in the subject header, for example ABCD:09-04-2001:54321.

How can I update my delivery details?

Before each search, select a delivery method and identify a delivery profile (that is, the details of the person to receive the results). A drop-down list will show all profiles currently related with your account code.

To use an existing profile, select it from the list and click Next.

To add to this list, or to modify a profile, click on the Add/update/remove profile link. This will open a new browser window where you are able to add or update details and then save them for future use.

Select save to close the new browser window and return to the NT land searches order page. Your new or updated profile will be available in the drop-down list.

To delete a profile, select it from the drop-down list, click on the Add/update/remove profile link and click on the Remove button at the left (top and bottom) of the profile details screen. You can only remove one profile at a time.

Please note that the profile details for your account are consistent across CITEC Confirm databases. Any changes made in this system will appear elsewhere.

If you’re uncertain whether your profile details are current or correct, please check them.

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Our Customer Service Centre is here to help you between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

Phone 1800 773 773
Email confirm@citec.com.au