The history of a block of land can be accessed through the register book. This book contains certificates of title and other information about property. These searches are often used to research family history and are free to the general public but if you want a copy of a record a fee is payable.
Historical information available includes:
Most historical information is only available in hard copy and can't be accessed online. These records are kept at the Land Services Group (LSG) office in Adelaide and are available to the public Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. LSG can't conduct searches on your behalf but can provide general assistance.
To conduct a search you will need:
Other sources of historical information include:
This system provides a chronological history of dealings recorded on a computerised title with the most recent transactions displayed first. Searches on this system can be accessed online through PropertyAssist by account customers, or over the counter at LSG office in Adelaide.
The information provided through TATS includes:
Records located at the old systems section, also called the general registry office, that are available to the public include:
The general registry office holds deeds and records of land that were freehold between 1837 and 1858. The office is open to the public from Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 4.00 pm. A name-based index is available, but not all records are available to the public as certain records may need permission from the owner.
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