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What information will I get from a South Australian lands title search?
A title search provides an authorised copy of a Certificate of Title or Crown Lease confirming ownership, land description and constraints. Some titles do not include a parcel diagram. In these instances, a copy of the Plan can be purchased separately.
See a sample of a current title
What information will I get from a South Australian lands title PLUS package?
A title PLUS package is a bundled product that includes (where available):
- the land title
- a copy of the plan
- any registered dealings associated with a title.
Ordering this package is better value than if you order these products separately.
You’ll receive the option to select title PLUS packages before placing title orders.
See a sample of a title PLUS package.
What information do I need to provide to search for a land title?
There are currently four options available for searching for a South Australian land title via our online service:
- Search by street address
- Search by volume/folio (title reference)
- Search by plan/parcel
- Search by owner name.
Search by street address
This is our recommended method of searching for a land title. Simply enter a full or partial street address and we’ll retrieve a list of all available titles for properties matching that address, free of charge.
You can then browse the list of available titles and select as many as you require. Each title you order will incur a separate charge, and we’ll show you the total cost before you place your order.
Search by volume/folio (title reference)
This method will search the South Australian title registry for an exact match. You should only use this search method if you are certain that the volume/folio details you have will return the land title you require.
Simply select the appropriate title register, then enter the volume and folio number.
Search by plan/parcel
To search by plan and parcel, simply select the plan type and enter at least the plan number. A parcel number is optional and can help narrow your search. We’ll retrieve a list of all available titles for properties matching those details.
Select the titles you need from the list of possible matches. Each title you order will incur a separate charge, and we’ll show you the total cost before you place your order.
Search by owner name
To search property ownership, simply select the type of owner you’d like to search for – individual or organisation. For individuals, only a family name is required but including a given name is highly recommended to narrow your search. For organisations, only the organisation name is required. Including an ACN is not necessary but will significantly narrow your search.
A list of matches showing all owners registered against land titles on the SA Title Registry is displayed. Some owners may be registered against titles that are no longer current or may have had their details suppressed.
Once you’ve selected an owner, you can order the owner name report. You’ll receive a list of available land titles associated with that owner, and you can then proceed to order copies of the land titles. You can only obtain an owner name report for owners registered against current titles.
See a sample of an owner name report.
Each title you order will incur a separate charge, and we’ll show you the total cost before you place your order.
What does it mean if a title is cancelled?
Titles may be cancelled as a result of a land subdivision, amalgamation, or where a transaction may require Land Services SA to issue a new certificate of title.
Only current titles are available online from Land Services SA — cancelled titles cannot be retrieved online.
What can the land title be used for?
Land titles are typically used for:
- checking current ownership and share portions
- checking constraints such as easements and encumbrances
- home buyer and investor research
- research by agents
- required for development and planning applications
- completing lodgement forms for registration
- legal matters.
What can I use the title PLUS package for?
You can use the title PLUS package for everything you use the title search for, plus:
- confirming parcel boundaries and area
- obtaining copies of dealings for further information (for example, easements and encumbrances that affect a property).
How will I receive my results?
There are multiple ways to obtain your results once you have completed your search and arrived at the My results page.
You’ll be able to download the individual land titles as PDFs, as soon they are returned from Land Services SA. If you have searched for multiple land titles, we’ll also provide a ZIP archive containing all successfully returned land titles.
You can also request an email containing all successful land titles as individual PDF attachments.
If you need to download additional copies of your results at a later date, you can access your past search results from the Inbox/My results section of the Confirm website. A link to this section can be found in the Confirm header menu available on all pages.
Once arriving in the Inbox/My results section, select the Application “SALO – SA Land Searches” and enter date and time details to see your past South Australian land search results.