Land Services SA

Certificate of Ownership

  • Celebrate the achievement of property ownership

    The Certificate of Ownership from Land Services SA contains the official details of your property, directly from the South Australian Property Titles Registry.

  • Available for any South Australian Property

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The certificate contains data unique to your property:

  • Volume and Folio Numbers

    Volume and Folio numbers make up your property’s Certificate of Title number.

    This system started in the 1850s, when all titles where held in books at the Lands Titles Office.

    The Volume Number represents a specific "book" of titles while the Folio Number specifies the individual page where the specific title is recorded.

  • Transfer Date

    This is the date the property official transferred into your name.

  • Owner name(s)

    The name or names of the legal owners of the property as recorded on the Titles Registry

  • Official Description of Land

    The property location as described on the Titles Registry. This differs from the street address.

  • The Hundred

    Starting in 1846, South Australia began to be split into areas called 'Hundreds,' which were originally around 100 square miles.

    These surveyed areas were then released to be subdivided further and sold to the public.

    Today there are 535 Hundreds in South Australia.

  • Street Address

    This is the way the general public generally refers to property addresses.

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Each Certificate of Ownership is printed on thick A3 paper right here in Adelaide.

Mark the achievement of home ownership with a memento that will last a lifetime.

$89.99 inc postage

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History of the Certificate of Title

A Certificate of Title is a legal document that serves as proof of ownership for a specific piece of land or property.

It originated with the Torrens Title System, which was created and implemented in South Australia in 1858 by Sir Robert Torrens. The system aimed to simplify land transactions and provide clear records of ownership, making it easier to buy, sell, or transfer property.

The Torrens system has since been adopted across Australia and many parts of the world, including Canada and the UK, and is the foundation for property law in these jurisdictions.

In terms of its use, the Certificate of Title contains crucial information essential for legal transactions involving property, such as sales, leases, and inheritance, as well as for due diligence in property investment and management.

The Certificate of Ownership is a replica of a Certificate of Title. It provides some of the same data but has no legal standing. We have created this replica to ensure it can not be mistaken for an actual Certificate of Title.