FAQs

What is a copy of a true copy of an electronic form?

A copy of the true copy is the printed copy of the electronic form with original signatures that has been faxed, copied or scanned.

The true...

What are you certifying when you apply the digital signature?

The electronic signature of the subscriber is a certification by the subscriber that the material facts set out in the electronic instrument or...

Does a subscriber have to be the same individual as the witnessing officer?

No. The subscriber does not have to be the same individual as the witnessing officer. It is also important to note that the role of the subscriber...

How long do I need to retain documents submitted electronically to the land title office?

Under the Land Title Act, the electronic version of a document submitted through EFS is deemed to be the original document for all...

When does the subscriber have to deliver the true copy or copy of the true copy of the original electronic instrument to the Registrar?

The subscriber must be in position to deliver the true copy or copy of the true copy of the original electronic instrument if requested by the...

As an owner or charge holder, your signature is a prerequisite to depositing a subdivision plan in the land title office, unless the Registrar determines otherwise. You will be listed on, and receive a copy of, the Application Form. You will also receive the survey plan as a PDF file and its attached Certification Form.

The Application Form may also list a number of other owners, charge holders (such as banks and utility companies) and approving authorities.

This Application Form, along with the survey plan, may be delivered concurrently either by hard copy or electronically, to each person listed, who in turn must sign and then return the Application Form to the originator.

If you receive the Application Form electronically, print it and physically sign on the line where your name is shown. Your signature must be witnessed. The witness signs and prints his/her name, address and occupation on the appropriate lines beside your signature.

Once you and the witness have signed the Application Form, return it to the person who sent it to you. You may scan the Application Form and email it or fax it back to that person or return it by mail, courier or by hand delivery.