- The Deeds System
Land under the Deeds system is referred to as unregistered or Common Law or deeds land.
- The Land Titles System
Land under the Land Titles system is referred to as registered or titles land.
Singapore, including its smaller islands is divided into 64 survey districts known as Mukim or Town Subdivision. There are 34 Mukim survey districts and 30 Town Subdivisions survey districts. A "Mukim" (MK) is a district in the rural area whereas "Town Subdivision" (TS) is in the city area.
Each Survey District is further subdivided into smaller land parcels known as "Lots". Each "Lot" is assigned a number by the Chief Surveyor.
The Registry's records are based on the Survey District and lot numbers for the parcel of land e.g. MK18 Lot 99279M.
Useful Tips for Land Titles Search
What you need to know to make a search
To make a search, you need the Lot Number and the Survey District Number or the Title Number of the Property.
You may also conduct a search using a property address. Records of property addresses are not maintained by the Registry but have been incorporated into our system for your reference. You are therefore cautioned to check the property address with the lot number to ensure that the match is correct before proceeding with your search.
If the property address and the lot number do not correlate, you may make a search of the plans filed with the survey division to obtain the lot and survey district number of the property. Please refer to the quick guide on Land Titles Search.
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What is Integrated Land Information Service (INLIS) and How to make a search via INLIS
INLIS is an Internet-based system which allows you to obtain map and /or textual land information. Some of the information available include:
- Property Title Information
- Property Title Information with Survey Map
- Property Ownership Information
- Land Information - Lot Particulars
You may conduct Land Titles searches through the Integrated Land Information Service (INLIS) website. Please refer to the quick guide on Land Titles Search. You can pay the search fees either by Debit/Credit card or by NETS GIRO. No subscription fee is required.
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How to make a manual search of registered land
Most of the Registry's records on private properties are computerised. However, if the property you are interested in is not available online, then you must go to the Registry at 55 Newton Road #12-01 Revenue House Singapore 307987 to conduct a manual search.
You should then fill in the Request Form available at the counter with the Title volume and folio numbers or the registration number of the document requested and submit it to the Counter Officer.
There is only one original Title. Please help us by completing your search quickly as there may be other searchers waiting to make a search on the Title too.
You are not allowed to copy any particulars from the Title or other related documents. A photocopying service is provided by the Registry. If the documents have been microfilmed, you can request for micrographics at the Registry.
After your search or when the Title or documents is required by the Counter Officer, please return the Title or document to the Counter Officer.
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How to make a search of unregistered land
If the property you are searching on is unregistered land, you will first need to obtain a "Lot particulars" search. The "Lot Particulars" search will show:
- The Index to Land Books reference; and
- The Index to Caveat Books reference.
You can then obtain the printout of the above by making a request via INLIS.
If the transactions registered against the lot are not sufficient for a 15-year title search, you should ask for a "Lot History" printout.
The "Lot History" printout will trace the history of the subdivision and amalgamation of the lot and will include the relevant Index to Land Books and Index to Caveat Books references.
While the earlier Index to Land Books and Index to Caveat Books have been imaged and can be obtained via INLIS, the current Index to Land Books and Index to Caveat Books are available for self-service search at the Customer Service Centre at 55 Newton Road #12-01 Revenue House Singapore 307987.
There will be an officer on duty to assist you should you encounter any difficulty.