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Transfer of the right of ownership on an immovable (Québec Land Register)

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Consulting the Québec Land Register

You can consult the Québec land register in either of the following ways:
  • Use the online Québec land register (French only) to view digital documents, or
  • Go to a registry office to view the available digital documents at a public computer with access to the online Québec land register.
You do not have to have a client account to view online documents. However, we recommend opening a client account if you plan to view land register documents online frequently.

To consult a document, you can use either:

  • the sales contract registration number, or
  • the lot number and the name of the cadastre, as well as the name of the registration division for the property in question
To obtain these numbers, contact the municipality where the property is located. To obtain the contact information for a specific municipality, use the Répertoire des municipalités online service.
Certain paper documents (such as cancellations and schedules in various formats) are not immediately available in digital form. To consult a document in digital form, there is a specific procedure to follow for the type of document in question.
Digital documents can be found on the online Québec land register. They can be consulted, downloaded and printed.
Consultation Hours
The online Québec land register can be consulted at the following times:
 Monday to Friday: 6:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
 Saturday and Sunday: 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Consultation Tools
The following tools have been developed to help you search the register.
  • Centre de relation avec la clientèle de l’information foncière
    The Centre de relation avec la clientèle de l’information foncière is a telephone service provided to Québec land register clients by land registry specialists.

These specialists can answer questions of a legal, administrative or operational nature and help resolve technical problems related to remote transactions.

  • Interactive assistance
    Interactive assistance is provided by display screens found in the transactional section of the online Québec land registry. The screens provide contextual assistance with performing certain tasks or filling in fields when you consult the register or order products and services online.
  • Registre foncier du Québec en ligne - Aide à la consultation
    This document (in French only) is designed to help users navigate the online land register. In particular, it explains how to use the various consultation tools available. It also provides useful tips for every step of your online session.
  • Manuel d’instructions pour transiger à distance avec le Registre
    This instruction manual, which is intended for clients who do transactions online, is directly linked to the interactive assistance available in the transactional section of the online land register. You should read the manual before starting your first remote consultation session. The manual contains: 
      • information on the register’s products and services
      • a description of the electronic transmission process for deeds (acts) to be entered in the register
      • an explanation of every step in consulting a record, an index or a document electronically
      • an explanation of how to order copies of documents online
      • information on navigating from one document to another
      • an explanation of the changes made to the computerized register
  • Frequently Asked Questions (Foire aux questions)
    This section (in French only) of the website answers questions that clients frequently ask about consulting the online Québec land register.
  • Frequently Asked Technical Questions (Foire aux questions techniques)
    This section (in French only) of the website answers questions that clients frequently ask concerning technical difficulties experienced when using the online Québec land register.
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