Lodging documents and plans

Document and plan lodgements

Plan presentation guidelines

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 (9.8 MB PDF) or the part that you need. The individual sections are numbered below.

Document registration guidelines

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:

For an alternative version of any of the documents on this page contact Land Services.

Face-to-face lodgements

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
  • liens
  • 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:

  • post
  • email
  • 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)
Registration documents 6

Examination times for division types

Division examination type Examination times
(working days)
Currently examining
plan number
Subdivision plans
(greater than 6 allotments)
3 n/a
Strata Community plans 3 n/a
Community plans 3 n/a
Other plans*
(less than 5 allotments)
5 D 119040
Division documents 3 n/a
Issue of Certificates of Title 3 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 15/7/2018.

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