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Land Titles procedures manual

This manual is meant for use by Land Titles staff to address document examination procedures.

We are open

To contact us by phone, call 780-427-2742 (to call toll-free from anywhere in Alberta, dial 310-0000 first).

General questions or inquires can be emailed to:

For inquiries regarding documents or packages that have been submitted to our office, include the Document Registration Request or Registration Request number in the subject line of your email. All emails will be responded to in the order that they are received.

Visit us in person at:

John E. Brownlee Building (Land Titles Office North)
Mezzanine Level
10365 97 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 5C5

Land Titles Office South
710 4th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0K3

Documents accepted at our front counters will be placed in the queue and processed according to the date received; documents are not registered at the counter.

You can expect a 10 to 12 business day turnaround time for registration of land and title survey documents.

Find more information about how the Land Titles Office works and commonly used forms, on Land titles – Overview.

To order copies of title, or create your document registration request form, visit our SPIN2 website.


The Land Titles Act authorizes the Land Titles Office to cancel and create certificates of title to land immediately upon the registration of certain types of legal documents, such as notifications and transfers, as well as some types of plans, such as subdivision and condominium plans.

Service Alberta is responsible for registering land ownership rights in Alberta.


If there is information that needs to be corrected, added or deleted, mail or email the correction.

Email: [email protected]

Land Titles
Box 2380
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 2T3


This Manual addresses document examination procedures in the Land Titles Office, and is primarily intended to provide assistance to Government of Alberta employees working in that area. It is not meant to be a guide to the substantive law in respect to any of the topics covered nor is it a substitute for legal research. The Government of Alberta makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of any of the material set out in the Manual. In the event of any discrepancy between what is set out in the Manual and what is set out in an enactment, the enactment will prevail.

To help with the calculation of fees to register some of the more common documents:

Recent amendments

This manual is updated regularly. You can search for updates by:


Procedure #Subject
ADD-1Change of Address
ADV-1Adverse Possession Judgments
AFF-1Affidavits of Attestation
AFF-2Affidavits Sworn Outside of Alberta
AGR-1Agreements Pursuant to Sec 21(1) of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act
AGT-1Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act
ALT-1Alterations to Documents
ASB-1Agricultural Service Board Orders
BUL-1Builders’ Lien
CAV-2Removal of Caveats
CAV-3Registrar’s Caveats
CAV-4Caveats - Simultaneous Registration of an Instrument & Withdrawal of a Caveat
CAV-5Caveats Registered Pursuant to Statutes of Alberta Other than the Land Titles Act
CCE-1Climate Change and Emissions Management Act
CDE-1Instruments Registered Pursuant to the Condominium Property Act
CEM-1Transactions Involving Cemeteries
CLP-1Certificates of Lis Pendens
CNS-1Conservation Easement
CON-1Consolidation of Titles
COR-1Corporations - Acquisition and Disposition of Interests
CRG-1Crown Grants - Notification Under the Public Land Act and Letters Patent
CRG-2Crown Grants - Agreements Respecting the Use of Land
CRG-3Dealings with Provincial Crown Interests
DDA-1Drainage Districts
EAS-1Easement / Encroachment / Party Wall Agreement
ENV-1Orders Under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act
ERE-1Environmental Reserve Easement
ESO-1Orders Under the Employment Standards Code
EXP-1Expropriation - Provincial
EXP-2Expropriation - Federal
FOL-1Foreign Ownership of Land
FOR-1Foreclosure Orders and Orders Confirming Sale
FOR-2Ownership of Land by a Foreign Country
FRA-1Fraternal Organizations
HEA-1Notices Registered Pursuant to Sec 64 of the Public Health Act
HRA-1Historical Resources Act Registrations
IDE-1Confirmation of Identity
IES-1Order, Certificates and Agreements Under the Income and Employment Supports Act
IRR-1Irrigation Districts Formation Alteration etc.
IRR-2Irrigable Units
IRR-3Adjudication Under the Irrigation Act
LIF-1Life Estates
LNS-1Liens Registered Pursuant to the Rural Utilities Act
LNS-2Liens Registered Pursuant to the Rural Electrification Acts
MAI-1Maintenance Orders and Agreements - Maintenance Enforcement Act, Domestic Relations Act and Parentage and Maintenance Act
MEN-1Mentally Incompetents - Dependent Adults Act Orders and Public Trustee Act Certificates of Incapacity
MIN-1Property of Minors
MOR-1Mortgages, Debentures and Encumbrances
MOR-2Standard Form Mortgage
NAM-1Change of Name – Individuals
NOT-1Notifications Pursuant to the Public Works Act
ORD-1Court Orders - Certificate of No Appeal
PER-1Execution of Documents By Personal Representatives
POA-1Powers of Attorney
POA-2Powers of Attorney - Enduring
PPS-1Personal Property Security Interests
PUB-1Orders Under the Public Utilities Board Act
RDA-1Restrictive Development Areas
REC-1Receivership Orders
REL-1Religious Societies
RES-1Restrictive Covenants
SEP-1Separation of Title
SRA-1Right of Entry Orders Under the Surface Rights Act
SUB-1Requirements In Respect of the Subdivision of Land Under the Municipal Government Act
SUR-1Surveys - Examination of Plans
SUR-2Surveys - Examination of Subdivision Plans
SUR-2.1Surveys - Examination of Strata Space Plans
SUR-2.2Surveys - Examination of Consolidation Plan and Plan of an Existing Parcel
SUR-3Surveys - Examination of Descriptive Plans
SUR-4Surveys - Examination of Condominium Plans
SUR-5Surveys - Examination of Road Plans and Other Public Works Plans
SUR-6Surveys - Examination of Right of Way Plans, Related Site Plans and Miscellaneous Plans
SUR-7Surveys - Examination of Plans Prepared Pursuant to Statutes Other than the Land Titles Act
SUR-8Surveys - Plan Corrections
SUR-9Surveys - Plan Cancellation By-law
SUR-10Surveys - Removal or Change of Reserve Designation
SUR-11Surveys - Road Closures
SUR-12Surveys - Natural Boundary Changes
TAX-1Tax Recovery - Tax Arrears Lists and Tax Notices
TAX-2Tax Recovery - Discharge of Tax Recovery Notification
TAX-3Tax Recovery - Municipal Acquisition
TAX-4Tax Recovery - Notification of Sale
TAX-5Tax Recovery - Redemption and Revival
TAX-6Tax Recovery - Ministerial Order Changing Municipality
TAX-7Freehold Mineral Rights Tax Act - Tax Notice and Vesting Title to the Crown
TEN-1Deceased Joint Tenant - Transfer of Interest
TEN-2Alteration or Clarification of Co-ownership Arrangements-Tenancies in Common
TRA-1Transmission on Death
UNC-1Unclaimed Personal Property and Vested Property Act
UNI-1Unit Agreement
URW-1Utility Rights of Way
WCB-1Certified Statements by Workers’ Compensation Board
WRC-1Certificates Under the Water Resources Act
WRE-1Writs of Enforcement/Creditor’s Statement/Name Search


Appendix I: Tariff of Fees Regulation

Appendix II: Forms Regulation

Appendix III: Name Search Regulation


Connect with a Land Titles office:

Edmonton location

Phone: 780-427-2742

Office address:
John E. Brownlee Building
10365 97 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 3W7

Mailing address:
Box 2380
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 2T3

Calgary location

Phone: 403-297-6511

Office address:
Service Alberta Building
710 4 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0K3

Mailing address:
Box 7575
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 2R4