Certificates of title

Changing your details or getting a copy of a title

Changing your address - certificate of title

If you own a property you should advise the Land Services SA as soon as you change your residential, postal or company address. If you don't do this your old address will remain on the certificate of title, and notices such as water bills and council rates will continue to be sent to your old address. There is no fee to change your address on a certificate of title.

If you are selling the property you don't need to register a change of address.

Death of a proprietor - certificate of title

If one of the owners of a property dies you need to notify the Land Services SA. You'll need to know whether the property is held as joint tenants or tenants in common because this will decide what steps to take. To find out, you may search in Title details in SAILIS.

Land Services SA strongly advises all people to seek the assistance of a registered conveyancer or solicitor when dealing with any estate and interest in a property.

Getting a copy of your certificate of title

A certificate of title is an official record of land ownership in South Australia. You may need a copy of your certificate for various reasons including lodging development applications or applying for council approval for a pergola or extension.

Getting a copy of a certificate of title is called a Register search on SAILIS.

Suppress your address on name searches of Land Services SA records

You can apply to have your address suppressed from the results of a name search carried out on land information systems. This is a free service.

Suppression can only apply to name searches of Land Services SA 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.


Related information

On this site

SAILIS - About the South Australian Integrated Land Information System (SAILIS) which has up to date information about land and property titles in South Australia. This information is needed for property transactions like transferring ownership of a property or changing the name on a Certificate of Title.

Other websites


Page last updated 5 July 2019

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