Certificates of title

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.

A copy of a certificate of title is also called a register search.

Example of a certificate of title (107.5 KB PDF)

Before you begin

You'll need to know one of these pieces of information about your property:

  • address
  • title reference
  • plan/parcel reference
  • valuation number.

You can get your property's title reference or plan/parcel reference online through the Property Location Browser or from your council rate notice.


The fee payable for the 2017/2018 financial year is $28.25.

How to apply


  1. Go to SAILIS and search using property details.
  2. Confirm order and enter payment details.
  3. On completion, access the PDF using the link in the top right corner of the screen.

A title reference is often shown on rates notices in the format CT 5123/456. In SAILIS this reference is entered as:

  • Reference: CT
  • Volume: 5123
  • Folio: 456

Phone or in person

You can order a copy of your title from Land Services.


8226 3983 (country callers 1800 648 176)


Land Services and Lands Titles Office
Ground floor
101 Grenfell Street

Business hours: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday

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