Certificates of title

Suppress your address on name searches of LTO records

You can apply to have your address suppressed from the results of a name search carried out on the Land Titles Office's (LTO) land information systems. This is a free service.

Suppression can only apply to name searches of LTO records. If a search is made using an identifier other than a name - eg a certificate of title reference, the full details will be displayed in the results.

Eligibility

To be eligible, you must be willing to declare that you believe your safety or the safety of another person may be put at risk by your address being displayed in the results of a name search. You must also meet at least one of these criteria:

  • you own or have previously owned property in South Australia
  • you hold or have previously held an interest in property in South Australia - eg as lessee
  • you are a benefitting party - eg a caveator or lessee, on a document lodged with the LTO
  • you are named, in any capacity, on a power of attorney document lodged with the LTO.

If you are unsure about the availability of your personal information through searches of records held by other agencies – eg the electoral commission, your local council, you should contact those agencies directly.

How to apply

Complete a name search suppression application and return this to the LTO:

Suppressions are kept in place until:

Updating information on a name search suppression

Once a name search suppression is in place you will need to notify the LTO if you:

  • acquire any new property in South Australia
  • acquire any new interests in property in South Australia - eg as lessee
  • are named as a benefitting party - eg a caveator or lessee,  on a document lodged with the LTO
  • are named, in any capacity, on a power of attorney document lodged with the LTO.

To update your information complete an application to amend a suppression record (194.7 KB PDF).

Legitimate access to suppressed information

People who can demonstrate a legitimate business need for access to suppressed information - eg an executor of the estate of a person whose details are suppressed, can apply for access.

To do this they must:

Applications for access to suppressed information will only be approved if the Registrar-General is satisfied that the applicant has a legitimate business need for the information, and that nobody will be put at risk by its release.

The LTO has a legal obligation to provide suppressed information - eg a change of property ownership details, to certain government agencies. This includes:

  • local government authorities
  • Revenue SA
  • SA Water
  • the Australian Taxation Office
  • law enforcement agencies.

You can apply to have your address suppressed from the results of a name search carried out on the Land Titles Office's (LTO) land information systems. This is a free service.

Suppression can only apply to name searches of LTO records. If a search is made using an identifier other than a name - eg a certificate of title reference, the full details will be displayed in the results.

Eligibility

To be eligible, you must be willing to declare that you believe your safety or the safety of another person may be put at risk by your address being displayed in the results of a name search. You must also meet at least one of these criteria:

  • you own or have previously owned property in South Australia
  • you hold or have previously held an interest in property in South Australia - eg as lessee
  • you are a benefitting party - eg a caveator or lessee, on a document lodged with the LTO
  • you are named, in any capacity, on a power of attorney document lodged with the LTO.

If you are unsure about the availability of your personal information through searches of records held by other agencies – eg the electoral commission, your local council, you should contact those agencies directly.

How to apply

Complete a name search suppression application and return this to the LTO:

Suppressions are kept in place until:


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Page last updated 5 October 2016

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