Land Titles - Searches & Forms
Alberta Land Titles Searches
What is a Land Title Search?
Land Titles searches are records maintained by the Alberta Government and provide specific information about ownership and registrations on a property. Information on the title forms a part of a public record, which means that any member of the public can request these records.
Other Land Title Search Products
If you require a copy of document, historical search or a copy of a subdivision plan, or just have questions, please contact our office here.
Each title shows the following information
- Name of legal owner(s)
- How title is held (Joint Tenants vs Tenants in Common)
- The date of the last transfer and the consideration paid
- The declared value of the property
- The address for service for the property owners
- Documents Registered on Alberta Property Titles
The following include just some of the types of documents that may appear on title
- Transfers of land
- Restrictive covenants
- Encroachment agreements
- Dower releases
- Utility right of ways
- Overland Water Drainage right of ways
- Builders’ Liens
- Certificates of Lis Pendens
- Assignments of Rents
- Public Heath Notices.
What is the Best Way to Order a Land Title Search?
The easiest way for you to order a Land Title Search on our site is with a legal description. This may be in the form of PLAN BLOCK & LOT, PLAN & UNIT (condo), TITLE NUMBER, or LINC NUMBER. If you do not have the legal description, there is an additional search required to obtain it.
Searching by Municipal Address
When searching by address, Edmonton, Calgary (except condos), Strathcona County/Sherwood Park, Airdrie and Lethbridge produce immediate results and your credit card will be charged $25.00. All other municipalities are processed by our staff in the order they were received. Some municipalities charge an additional fee for legal descriptions. Because of this, we will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed total cost and you have an opportunity to approve the transaction (via email). Once you have approved the cost, a payment link will be sent to your email.
In Alberta, a builder's lien is a legal claim registered against a property by a contractor, subcontractor, or supplier who has provided labor, materials, or services to improve the property but has not been paid for their work. The lien is a security interest in the property that gives the claimant the right to seize and sell the property to recover the unpaid amount.
A builder's lien is intended to provide a means of protection for contractors and suppliers who may be at risk of non-payment for their work. By registering a lien against the property, they can assert their claim to payment and, if necessary, force a sale of the property to recover the unpaid amount.
In Alberta, the right to file a builder's lien is established by the Builders' Lien Act, which sets out the specific requirements and procedures for filing and enforcing a lien. To be eligible to file a lien, the claimant must have provided labor, materials, or services to improve the property under a contract with the property owner or a person authorized by the owner.
To file a builder's lien in Alberta, the claimant must follow specific procedures, including providing written notice of the lien to the property owner and registering the lien with the Alberta Land Titles Office. Once registered, the lien creates a cloud on the title to the property, which can make it difficult to sell or refinance the property until the lien is discharged or resolved.
A builder's lien can be a complex legal issue, and it is important to seek professional advice if you are involved in a dispute related to a lien or are considering filing a lien against a property in Alberta.
For additional information please visit Service Alberta's Land Title Overview.