Register documents or plans

How it works

Land title documents and plans can be registered at a Land Titles Office.

What’s important to know

  • if you use Land Title services regularly, you can apply for a Land Titles charge account. Contact the Finance Department to set one up:
    • 780-422-7812
    • 780-422-1761 (Edmonton)
    • 403-297-6534 (Calgary)
  • fees for document and plan registration are listed in the Tariff of Fees Regulation (PDF, 5 pages) and are required at the time of submission
  • to help with the calculation of fees to register some of the more common documents, a Land Titles Common Documents Fee Schedule has been created
  • fees can be paid in person by cash, cheque, credit or debit; cheques must be made payable to the Government of Alberta

Land-related documents and registrations may be submitted to one of the two Land Titles Offices in Alberta:



John E. Brownlee Building
10365 – 97 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 3W7


Service Alberta Building
710 – 4 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 0K3



Box 2380
Edmonton, AB
T5J 2T3


Box 7575
Calgary, AB
T2P 2R4


Land Titles Offices can register over 150 different types of documents. The most common documents registered are:

  • transfer of Land
  • mortgage
  • caveat
  • builders’ lien
  • Utility Right of Way (URW)
  • discharge

Documents that are accepted are registered in the Alberta Land Titles Automation (ALTA) database and given a registration number. The customer receives a registration notice, and a copy of the title if it is requested by the customer at the time they send or bring in their documents for registration. The documents are scanned into SPIN2 and the original documents are retained and archived by the government.

If you are not familiar with land law and real estate transactions, we suggest you get legal advice and help when dealing with property.


Land Titles Offices register survey plans under the Land Titles Act. Plans registered under this Act must be prepared by an Alberta Land Surveyor. Plans registered under any other Act (i.e. Navigable Waters Protection Act) don’t need to be prepared by a surveyor.

Digital submissions

Alberta Land Surveyor companies can submit their survey plans digitally. Information on how to complete and submit plans digitally can be found in the "Policy and Procedures Manual" below.

Policy and Procedures Manual (PDF, 76 pages)

Geo-referencing Requirements (PDF, 6 pages)

Geo-referencing Sample Plan (PDF, 1 page)

Geo-referencing Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 11 pages)

Geo-referencing Rationale (PDF, 2 pages)

Dispositions and Technical Services (PDF, 2 pages)

Alberta Survey Control Products Manual (PDF, 24 pages)

Contact this service

780-427-2742 (Edmonton)

403-297-6511 (Calgary)

8:15 am - 4:00 pm (Monday to Friday,
closed statutory holidays)

Related services

Queen’s Printer Bookstore

Tariff of Fees Regulation (PDF, 5 pages)

Preparation checklist for common documents (PDF, 6 pages)

Land Titles Procedures Manual (PDF)