We're happy you asked! AMA looks for land titles by searching the legal land description or land title number. You can find this number on your taxation assessment, mortgage, or previous land title. You can also get it from your local taxation office. If you don’t know what the legal land description is, we can find it using your street address. We charge for this service, and it can be done for most urban areas, excluding condominiums and apartments.
You can order a land title search by:
- Visiting any AMA centre
- Faxing a completed land title search request toll-free to 1-855-333-6378 (within Canada or the U.S.)
- Calling us toll-free at 1-866-989-6370
When you come in, remember to bring:
- Your AMA membership card
- The legal land description/land title number
Types of Land Title Searches Available
- Current Certificate of Title
Shows all current title information: current owner(s) of a piece of land, and all outstanding registered interests in the land, such as mortgages, caveats, and builder liens. The rights may be for surface, minerals, or both.
- Registered Land Titles Document
Order copies of documents that appear on the title (caveats, easements, mortgages, liens, etc).
- Current Historical Title
Shows all current title information, as well as discharged historical instruments.
- Cancelled Historical Title (has been cancelled and replaced)
- We can do these searches while you wait. If you want to order a historical title search for titles that are earlier than Alberta Land Title computerized records, we will special-order it and send to you. Additional search fees apply depending on the number of titles searched.