The LTSA cautions against this due to risk to the local government. There are two key reasons why:
- Land title records change frequently and may not be current. By making these records available, the local government would assume all liability for making available records which may have been subsequently changed or altered. Local governments should always obtain the most current records electronically from myLTSA.
- Requests for land title records are often made in the context of a larger transaction, such as the development of land, the purchase or sale of land, an estate matter, or other matters that raise important legal issues. In that context, local governments may take on unintended risks by providing land title records search services.
Members of the public requesting copies of LTSA records from your local government such as titles, documents or plans should be directed to a hire a professional.