Getting Started



What is OnLand?

Sample of the OnLand home page next to a map

Getting Started with OnLand

1. Find your Land Registry Office

From the OnLand Homepage, under Where would you like to search, begin typing the name of the city, town, or LRO you’d like to search in. The results will display as you type.

From the results in the list, scroll down and select your LRO.

You can also select the arrow next to the drop-down list and scroll through the list to find your LRO.

2. Choose your search type

After selecting your LRO, under What would you like to search, select the Historical Books Search button.

(Why can’t I choose to search Property Title, Documents, or Writs?)


What is a Land Registry Office?

A Land Registry Office is a physical location in various cities across Ontario where you can register and search official property records using Ontario’s land registration system. These records include parcel registers and documents such as deeds, mortgages, plans, and writs.


Why do I have to select a Land Registry Office?

Documents are registered and certified in the Land Registry Office specific to the geographic location of the property. In order to locate a document when searching you will need to select the LRO where the document is registered.


OnLand Business Hours

Searching is available only during business hours.

Historical Books Search

  • Monday through Thursday – 4 a.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Friday – 4 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Writs Search

  • Monday through Friday – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Excluding holidays

Glossary Terms

What is a “gore lot”? What does “geographic description” mean? For these terms and more, see the OnLand Glossary.