Document and plan lodgements
The Plan Presentation Guidelines (PPG) describes the requirements for property related plans lodged in the Lands Titles Office (LTO) of South Australia.
For an alternative version of documents on this page contact Land Services.
Access the full version of the guidelines or the part that you need. The individual sections are numbered below.
Introduction and definition of terms
Part A - Textual sheets
Part B - Diagram sheets
Part C - Plans
- Community plans
- Amendments to community plans
- Amendments to strata plans
- Requirement for certified survey
- Party walls
- Plans pursuant to the Roads (Opening and Closing) Act 1991
- Lease plans
- GRO plans
- Stratum divisions
- Natural boundaries
- Channel reserves
- Alterations or additions to finalised plans
- Withdrawal of plans
- Amendment to plans prior to deposit
Plan preparation checklists
Guidelines to assist land industry professionals who lodge documents with the Lands Titles Office.
Lands Titles Office documents are required to adhere to strict standards and are reviewed by a registration officer or property examiner for compliance.
These documents provide guidance on:
- the correction and rejection process
- the withdrawal of a document process
- the refund of fees process
For an alternative version of any of the documents on this page contact Land Services.
An appointment can be made to lodge documents in person at Land Services. This method is available to industry professionals and the general public. It should be used for all cash transactions and to lodge:
- caveats and removal of caveats
- orders of court
- warrants of sale
- power of attorney (private individuals only).
Make an appointment by contacting Land Services.
Document and plan lodgement counter
The counter provides an unassisted drop and go service for industry professionals to lodge manual plans, documents for registration, return corrections and documents to be lodged with the General Registry Office - eg bills of sale, stock mortgages.
A document cover sheet must accompany any documents lodged using the drop and go service.
Located at the Land Services office, the counter is open from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday.
Lodging plans online
Most plan types can be lodged online through electronic plan lodgement:
- division plans
- community plans
- filed plans.
Checking a lodged power of attorney
Once a Power of Attorney has been lodged with the Lands Titles Office it can be searched through the Benefitting Name Search within SAILIS.
You can search using any of the following criteria:
- family name/organisation name
- given names
- dealing from year
- dealing type (PA - Power of Attorney should be entered).
Certified copies of certificates of title
Requests for a certified copy of a certificate of title must be made in writing to Land Services by:
- in person at the Land Services office.
The certificate of title will be made available for collection within 24 hours. A fee is payable for this service.
Up-stamping of documents
All requests must be made in writing to Land Services and a fee is required for this service.
Requesting to view unregistered dealings
To place an order to view an unregistered dealing go to SAILIS.
From the 'General search' menu select the 'Miscellaneous search' option. Select 'Order unregistered dealing for viewing' as the item type.
This order must be submitted by 3.00 pm the day before you want to view an unregistered dealing. The dealing will be available from 10.00 am the following day.
Examination times for registered documents
Indicative times for the examination to commence of plans and documents lodged in the Lands Titles Office.
|Registration examination type||Examination times (working days)|
Examination times for division types
|Division examination type||Examination times (working days)||Current examining plan number|
(greater than 6 allotments)
|Strata Community plans||3||n/a|
(less than 5 allotments)
|Issue of Certificates of Title||6||n/a|
*Note: This figure is indicative for the majority of plans. Commencement times for the examination of more complex plans may vary. Information applies from 18/09/2017.
On this site
- Notices to lodging parties
- Land services industry entry point
- Cadastral survey guidelines
- Plan and document enquiries
- Online land division lodgement, referrals and decisions
- Electronic plan lodgement