Issue of Titles

Issue of Certificates of Title for Land sold by the State

Whenever the State issues a State title, the Registrar of Titles will issue a Certificate of Title for that piece of land pursuant to section 8 of the Land Titles Act. The owner need not make an application.

Find out about the Fees

Back to Top


Issue of New Certificates of Title

New Certificates of Title are issued when land is subdivided or amalgamated. This facilitates the transfer of the legal titles relating to landed properties.

When to apply

  • When land is subdivided e.g. when the developer subdivides his land into four plots for the development of four terrace houses.

  • When land is amalgamated e.g. when the owners of two semi-detached houses amalgamate their lands to enable them to build one bungalow.

  • When land is owned by tenants in common e.g. when two or more people own shares in the land, they can apply for Certificates of Title for their respective shares.

How to apply

The relevant application form is to be completed and lodged electronically via STARS eLodgment during lodgment hours. The hardcopy application must also be submitted together with the requisite fees.

Find out about: Approved Forms | Fees

Back to Top


Issue of Subsidiary Strata Certificates of Title

Subsidiary Strata Certificates of Title are issued for units in a building or development which is strata subdivided. This enables the transfer of the legal titles for the strata units.

When to apply

  • When a development with three or more strata units is completed up to roof level and strata subdivision approval has been granted by Chief Planner, URA.

  • When subdivision approval for a strata lot is granted by Chief Planner, URA e.g. when an office strata lot is subdivided to form two new office strata lots.

  • When planning permission is granted by Chief Planner, URA for amalgamation of strata lots e.g. when two existing office strata lots are amalgamated as one large strata lot.

  • When owners of flats built before the operation of the Land Titles (Strata) Act with leases registered under the Registration of Deeds Act or Land Titles Act apply to convert their leases to strata titles.


How to apply

The relevant application form is to be completed and lodged electronically via STARS elodgment during lodgment hours. The hardcopy application must be submitted together with the requisite fees and a copy of the Grant of Written Permission for the strata subdivision of the land.

Note: This procedure only applies to issuance of titles for new strata developments. In the case of the other situations mentioned above, please refer to sections 12 & 125 to 127 of the Land Titles (Strata) Act.

Find out about: Approved Forms | Fees | examples of how fees for issue of titles can be calculated

Back to Top


Issue of Replacement Certificates of Title / Subsidiary Strata Certificates of Title / Subsidiary Certificates of Title

Replacement Certificate of Title / Subsidiary Strata Certificate of Title / Subsidiary Certificate of Title is issued when the Registrar of Titles is satisfied that the Certificate of Title / Subsidiary Strata Certificate of Title / Subsidiary Certificate of Title is lost, destroyed or wrongfully withheld.

How to apply

The relevant form is to be completed and lodged electronically via STARS elodgment during lodgment hours. The hardcopy application must be submitted together with:-

  • statutory declaration by the proprietor(s), chargee and/or mortgagee (where the property is charged or mortgaged) setting out the circumstances leading to the loss, destruction or wrongful withholding of the Certificate of Title / Subsidiary Strata Certificate of Title / Subsidiary Certificate of Title.

  • the consent from the Chargee and / or the mortgagee (where the property is charged or mortgaged) is also to be endorsed on the application.

    Note: Where the Certificate of Title / Subsidiary Strata Certificate of Title / Subsidiary Certificate of Title is declared to be lost, a statutory declaration in support of the application should be made by all relevant parties who handled the Certificate of Title / Subsidiary Strata Certificate of Title / Subsidiary Certificate of Title prior to its loss, including the party legally entitled to possession of the Certificate of Title / Subsidiary Strata Certificate of Title / Subsidiary Certificate of Title.

    Example: If the property is mortgaged and the Certificate of Title was released to the representative of the firm of solicitors acting for the mortgagee, the relevant parties who should declare that they do not have the Certificate of Title and have neither pledged it nor deposited it as security would be the proprietor, the solicitor's representative and the mortgagee.

  • the requisite fees

Find out about: Approved Forms | Fees

Back to Top