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LTO fee calculator

To calculate the fees for all types of plans and documents that can be lodged in the Lands Titles Office (LTO) use the LTO fee calculator.

You can input multiple documents and plans. A fee summary will show the calculation for each document and plan as well as the total fees payable.

Guidance notes for documents and plans

To find the amount of stamp duty, LTO transfer and transaction fees on the sale of a property use Property transfer fees calculator.

How to use the LTO fee calculator

  1. Determine the first document to be lodged in the LTO and select the document type from either the 'Non-division documents' or 'Division documents and plans' menus.
  2. Fill in required fields.
  3. Once completed select the 'Calculate' button to calculate the fees for this first document. This adds the completed document to the document summary screen.
    The fee calculator displays the number of summarised documents in the top right-hand corner.
  4. To calculate the fees for any remaining documents select 'No (next document)', and repeat the above steps until all documents have been completed.
  5. Once all documents have been calculated select 'Yes (no more documents)'.
  6. Select 'Review your documents' to change the document order or to delete a document.
  7. If postage is required or cancelled titles are to be returned add 'Additional fees' and select 'Calculate'.
  8. Select 'View fee summary' to get a summary of the calculations of all documents and fees. You can add your own reference before printing the page.
  9. You can close the summary page and go back and add more or select 'Review your documents' to delete and move documents. The summary page is regenerated each time you select 'View fee summary'.
  10. To start a new calculation, select 'Finish/restart' calculation.

Payment methods

LTO fees are paid at the time of lodgement of the applicable plans or documents at the LTO. Acceptable methods of payment of these fees are:

  • cash
  • money order
  • cheque made payable to Lands Titles Office or Land Services
  • Revnet - paid through RevenueSA.

Credit and debit cards are not accepted.

RevenueSA online calculators

Revenue SA provides information about Off the plan concessions and has online calculators for stamp duty and land tax.

New title fee requirements

The following information is a guide for determining the number of new titles to include in the LTO fee calculator when this field needs to be completed.

Division dealings

New title fees apply for each:

  • allotment, lot or unit in the relevant plan
  • easement in gross title
  • balance title
  • title outside the division involved in the creation, extinguishment, variation of easements or rights as a condition of the plan
  • title encroached on
  • redesignated parcel - note that new title fees are required for each redesignated parcel where a redesignated parcel is to be subject to an easement forming a condition on the plan.

No new title fees apply for each title issuing:

  • as a reserve
  • as a public road
  • for common property.

Non-Division dealings

New Title fees apply when:

  • a new title is to issue other than for the convenience of the LTO in effecting registration or redesignation
  • the lodging party requests a new title to issue
  • a new title is requested to issue for each allotment or section in an existing title
  • the balance of the land remaining in a title is to be issued
  • separate titles are requested to issue from a title disclosing the current proprietors each holding shares - eg each proprietor requires a separate title for their share
  • there is a request to issue a consolidated title from a number of titles
  • the transfer being lodged may transfer the whole of the land in a title expressly excluding an easement or right of way (or lease of an easement) appurtenant thereto
  • a transfer is lodged for the non-payment of rates pursuant to Local Government Act 1999
  • a new title is to issue in the name of an authority as result of an acquisition (AQ) document
  • a new title is to issue as a result of a cancellation of a community or strata plan (CS) document
  • a new title is requested to issue from a grant of easement (TG) dealing
  • a new title is requested to issue from a variation of easement (VE) dealing
  • A new title is to issue as a result of a vesting pursuant to section 66b of the Crown Lands Act (VM dealing)
  • a new title is to issue as a result of an application for closed road or closed road merger pursuant to the Highways Act 1926 (VM dealing)

No New Title fees apply when a new title is to issue:

  • as a result of a 223J correction or as a result of a plan for correction of data
  • as a result of a revocation of community land
  • as a result of a power of sale document. This happens when a Mortgagee exercising a power of sale or foreclosure application
  • for a life estate or remainder estate
  • following the lodgement of an application to register death on a life estate title
  • following lodgement of a transfer of life estate and remainder expectant title
  • for a road, reserve (or similar open space) or common property
  • as a result of an application for closed road or closed road merger pursuant to the Roads (Opening and Closing) Act 1991 (VM dealing)
  • as a result of land first brought under the Real Property Act
  • for the convenience of the LTO in effecting registration

Note: Where documents are lodged in series for which a new title fee applies more than once to a specific title, then the new title fee is only to be paid once.

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Page last updated 19 November 2018

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