Front Counters Open By Appointment Only Alert Level: LOW

Please be aware that LTSA’s Land Title Office front counters are open by appointment only. Many common transactions are now available online. To book an in-person visit, contact the Customer Service Centre at 1-877-577-LTSA (5872) .

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Claim of Builders Lien Online Application Now Available

File a Claim of Builders Lien application online at ltsa.ca/FileCBL. The new online application includes the option to easily prepopulate key information. LTSA encourages customers to use the online form to submit an application online, by mail or in person.

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Direct Release of Mortgages by Financial Institutions

Available July 25, 2022, financial institutions that release a mortgage (including assignment of rents, priority agreement and modification) through an Authorized Subscriber Register (ASR) member will be able to submit a mortgage release through a simplified process. Financial institutions will be able to both execute and certify a Form C (Release by Authorized Subscriber Register Member) using an ASR member’s Juricert e-signature. The electronic version with the ASR e-signature is both the original and executed form; there is no printed execution copy. The new form includes a certification statement to reflect the new process permitted by section 168.32 of the Land Title Act and the E-filing Directions.

Currently, mortgage releases are executed under Part 5 of the Land Title Act, which requires an officer witness. This means financial institutions must have at least two people involved to release mortgages, in addition to the subscriber certification with a Juricert digital certificate.

For financial institutions who use a legal professional to release mortgages, the process for releasing a mortgage will not change. The authorized signatory for the financial institution will apply a wet-ink signature on the execution copy, which is witnessed by an officer, and a subscriber will certify the form before it is submitted.

 

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