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For Alberta Land Titles registration fees click here to see the Tariff of Fees Regulation.
(Note: Cheques or money orders must be made payable to the Government of Alberta.)

SPIN 2 Interactive Search Services

Note:  The daily SPIN 2 charge limit for Land Titles account holders is $20,000.00.

3.0 SPIN 2 Product Catalogue

3.1 Summary of Alberta Land Titles Key Data Distribution and Pricing Principals:

  • Land Titles Distribution - Alberta Land Titles will be the sole holder and distributor of land titles and/or original land title sub-set data products.
  • Adobe Acrobat Land Title with Security Key - Alberta Land Titles distributes one standard form “certified” land title product. Digital copies are available in Adobe Acrobat format with a digital encryption key embedded in the document for security purposes. Any alterations made to the title document will break the key.
  • Personal Privacy Management - Land Titles will only provide registered owner name and address information by individual “current” land title search or to those who meet the qualifications as legislated by the Land Titles Act Name Search Regulation. Registered owner names will be removed from all other products delivered by the SPIN 2 System.
  • Data Access Agreements - The original purchaser of any Land Titles products will be subject to the conditions of a purchasing agreement whether provided as an online acknowledgement or in written form.

Please Note:

  • For complete Land Titles Data Distribution Policy and Pricing Principals see Section 2 of the Spin 2 Product Catalogue & User Manual available for download on the SPIN 2 News website.

3.2 Product Matrix by Type

Product Matrix Header Descriptions:

Product Type – Identifies product

Output Form – Delivery format of product

  • Acrobat PDF File = Formatted Adobe Acrobat Certificate of Title with Encryption Key
  • HTML File = Formatted HTML View of Product
  • Report = Formatted ASCII Text Product
  • ASCII = ASCII (Comma) Delimited

Cost – Unit cost of product.

Replaces – Product(s) being replaced

Please Note:

  • Data pricing formulas for volume product purchases are listed below the corresponding Product Matrix. For costing purposes Condo Sheets and Non Patent Land Sheets should be considered as a Title.

3.2.1 Certified Full Title Products - By Surface and/or Mineral Title

A certified Land Title (Current, Historical or Cancelled) is a document and/or digital file describing the ownership rights to a parcel of land. Certification of this product by Land Titles guarantees the authenticity and correctness of the data represented on the title. The rights may be in fee simple, as to a life estate, leasehold or sub-leasehold and can be for surface, minerals or both. The rights may also be subject to instruments and caveats registered against the title. Ownership may also be limited by implied exceptions found in various acts.
 

Product Type

Output Format

Cost

Replaces

Current Certificate of Title

Acrobat PDF File

$10.00

All current forms

Current Condo Sheet

Acrobat PDF File

$10.00

All current forms

Current Non Patent Land Sheet

Acrobat PDF File    $10.00 All current forms

Product Description: A Certified Land Title showing all current title information.

Data Rates: There are no volume purchase rates for products in this category.

Online View: The cost of an online “view” is the same as the cost of downloading a copy.

Product Type

Output Format

Cost

Replaces

Current Historical Certificate of Title

Acrobat PDF File

$10.00

All current forms

Current Historical Condo Sheet Acrobat PDF File $10.00 All current forms
Current Historical Non Patent Land Sheet Acrobat PDF File    $10.00 All current forms

Product Description: A Certified Land Title showing all current title information as well as discharged historical instruments.

Data Rates: There are no volume purchase rates for products in this category.

Online View: The cost of an online “view” is the same as the cost of downloading a copy.

Product Type

Output Format

Cost

Replaces

Cancelled Certificate of Title

Acrobat PDF File

$10.00

All current forms

Cancelled Condo Sheet

Acrobat PDF File

$10.00

All current forms

Cancelled Non Patent
Land Sheet

Acrobat PDF File

$10.00

All current forms

Product Description: A Certified Land Title that has been cancelled and replaced.

Data Rates: There are no volume purchase rates for products in this category.

Online View: The cost of an online “view” is the same as the cost of downloading a copy.

3.2.2 Survey Plan Products

Product Type

Output Format

Cost

Replaces

Survey Plan - Digital

TIFF Image - Group IV

$2.00

(Current Product)

Survey Plan - Paper

Digital Printer

$3.00

(Current Product)

Survey Plan - Mylar

Digital Printer

$5.00 (plus $2.00 per sq. ft. over 2.5 sq. ft.)

(Current Product)

Product Description: Registered Plan of Survey in TIFF Group IV image format.

Data Rates: There are no volume purchase rates for products in this category.

Online Preview: The cost of an online “view” is the same as the cost of downloading a copy.
 
Please Note:
 
  • Users can only request "Mylar" or "certified" plan copies by manually submitting a Service Request form, available to the public at Land Titles, to either Land Titles Office or have a Registry Agent submit the request on their behalf.

3.2.3 Director Of Surveys (DOS) Township Plans

Product Type

Output Format

Cost

Replaces

DOS Township – Digital

TIFF Image – Group IV

$2.00

(Current Product)

DOS Township – Paper

Digital Printer

$3.00

(Current Product)

Product Description: Director Of Surveys (DOS) Township Plans

Data Rates: There are no volume purchase rates for products in this category.

Online View: The cost of an online “view” is the same as the cost of downloading a copy.

3.2.4 Online Document Search (ODS 2)

Product Type

Output Format

Cost

Replaces

Registered Land Titles Document

Acrobat PDF File - Online

Fax (Image) or Print - Hardcopy

$10.00

(Current ODS Product via a new SPIN 2 Interface)
 

Product Description: ODS 2 delivery of registered Land Titles documents (e.g. caveats, easements, leases, mortgages, rights-of-way).

Data Rates: There are no volume purchase rates for products in this category.

Online View: The cost of an online “view” is the same as the cost of downloading a copy.

Please Note:

  • Land Titles will only provide service for older alphanumeric document search requests that are not available online (documents can be certified if requested).  If "No results were returned by the search" users must manually submit a "Service Request" form, available to the public at Land Titles, to either Land Titles Office or have a Registry Agent submit the request on their behalf.  A screen print showing "No results were returned by the search" must accompany the Service Request.

3.2.5 Customer Registration / Rejection Notice Reprint

Product Type

Output Format

Cost

Replaces

Customer Registration Notice (CRN)

Acrobat PDF File

$2.00

All current forms

Customer Rejection Notice (CRN)

Acrobat PDF File

$2.00

All current forms

Product Description: Customer Registration/Rejection Notice (CRN) in text report form.

Data Rates: There are no volume purchase rates for products in this category.

Online View: The cost of an online “view” is the same as the cost of downloading a copy.

3.2.6 Alberta Survey Control Markers

Product Type

Output Format

Cost

Replaces

Alberta Survey Control Markers (ASCM)

Acrobat PDF File

Free

 

Product Description: Retrieve survey control marker information by entering ASCM numbers or other types of search.

Data Rates: No cost for this product.

Online View: There is no cost for an online “view" of the product.

3.2.7 Alberta Cemeteries Information

Product Type

Output Format

Cost

Alberta Cemeteries Information

Text

Free

Product Description: Retrieve Alberta cemeteries information by cemetery name or other types of search.

Data Rates: No cost for this product.

Online View: There is no cost for an online “view” of the product.

3.2.8 Soil Classification

Product Type

Output Format

Cost

Canadian Soil Information System (CanSIS) - Soil Capability for Agriculture (Soils) 

Text

Free

Product Description: CLI soils data for the province, rated on a scale from 1 (good) to 5 (poor).

Data Rates: No cost for this product.

Online View: There is no cost for an online “view” of the product.

3.3 Related Product Cost Details

3.3.1 Online Viewing

If you choose to look at a full resolution view of a chargeable product online, the cost will be the same as the cost of downloading the product. If you choose to download a product after viewing it there is no additional charge if downloaded before 9:00 p.m. of the same business day, after that time, if you perform a new search for the same product you will be charged again.

Please Note:

  • Since a number of SPIN 2 products can be viewed for free, users will be notified via a screen message if there is a charge.
  • An online view of a title is only available to account holders due to the requirement to immediately bill for that service.

3.3.2 Title Search “Summary” and “Preview” Information

On each title search conducted by a client a “summary” set of title information is brought back to assist a user in making the right selection of titles they require. In addition to the summary, a client can select a “Preview” providing extended title summary data at no charge.

SPIN 2 Summary Title Search Results Screen:

  • View (Preview Title, View Full Title, View on Map)
  • Title Number
  • Type of Title (Status - Current, Cancelled etc.)
  • LINC Number
  • Short Legal Description
  • Rights Type (Surface, Mineral or Both)
  • Registration Date
  • Change/Cancel Date
  • Additional Searches

SPIN 2 Summary Title Preview Screen:

  • Rights Type (S = Surface, M = Mineral or B = Both)
  • LINC Number
  • Short Legal Description
  • Title Number
  • Long Legal Description
  • Mineral Text
  • ATS Reference
  • Estate (Fee Simple, Life Estate, Leasehold or Sub-leasehold)
  • Municipality
  • Title Reference Number
  • Registration Date
  • Document Type
  • Value / Consideration  
  • Owners (Owner Name, Address and Interest - For qualified parties)

Please Note:

  • Access to "Owner Name", only applies to Registry Agents, Internal LTO and Government Staff, SPIN 2 System Administrators and Municipalities - No Others.

3.3.3 Alberta Survey Control Markers (ASCM) ID Cards

There is currently no charge for ASCM ID Cards.

3.3.4 Alberta Cemeteries Information

There is currently no charge for Province of Alberta cemeteries information.

3.3.5 Canadian Soil Information System (CanSIS) - Soil Capability for Agriculture (Soils)

There is currently no charge for CanSIS soils data.

3.4 Additional Product Information

3.4.1 Alphanumeric Document Numbers

An alphanumeric document can be requested using the "Search Documents by Document Number" search function or the "Search Documents by Title Number" search function when there are alphanumeric documents associated with the title searched, users can select and order these documents (does not apply to credit card users who must manually submit a "Service Request" form, available to the public at Land Titles, to either Land Titles Office or have a Registry Agency submit the service request). If "No results were returned by the search" then all users must manually submit a Service Request; a screen print showing "No results were returned by the search" must accompany the Service Request.

Please Note:

  • Land Titles will only provide counter service for older alphanumeric document search requests that are not available online (certified copies will be provided by the Land Titles Office if requested). 

3.4.2. Duplicate Survey Plan Numbers

There are approximately 600 duplicate alphanumeric plan numbers in the SPIN database. These are a result of duplicate plan numbers being used in both the Northern and Southern Land Titles Offices at a particular point in time.

When a duplicate plan number is searched, both north and south plans will be returned. If you choose to have prints made, both plans will be printed, but you will only be charged for one. Plan numbers suffixed with 1, designate the Southern Land Titles Office while plan numbers suffixed with 2, are Northern (e.g., duplicate Plan 92BM would download as images 92BM-1.tif and 92BM-2.tif).

Of these duplicate plans, 40 exist for which titles have been created in both offices. Searching one of these 40 will bring plans prefixed with the letters "N" and "S", indicating the North and South Land Titles Offices and allowing the user to select the plan of interest to them.

Duplicate Plans with Titles:

A

4000R

6270AW

23HW

A1

5690S

283AZ

727HW

A2

6365AA

2563BS

819HW

B

5881AB

1433EO

2227HW

B1

3056AC

1667EO

3301HW

C

4359AH

4824EO

4168HW

D

3070AJ

552ET

4979HW

E

3520AJ

6563ET

5527HW

1314P

3940AK

6564ET

5920HW

2325P

6700AN

6887ET

6170HW

Please Note:

  • If a duplicate plan is searched from the "Search Titles by PBL" screen, a message will prompt the user to select the registration district (i.e., "N" = North District and "S" = South District) before proceeding with the search.

3.4.3 Duplicate Title Numbers

There are a number of duplicate alphanumeric title numbers in the SPIN database. These are a result of duplicate title numbers being used in both the Northern and Southern Land Titles Offices at a particular point in time.

When a duplicate title number is searched from the “Search Title by Title Number” screen, both north and south titles will be returned for the user to choose between them. Southern Land Titles Office titles are distinguished by the placement of a period (.) after the title number.

3.4.4 Duplicate Alphanumeric Document Numbers

There are a number of duplicate alphanumeric document numbers in the SPIN database. These are a result of duplicate document numbers being used in both the Northern and Southern Land Titles Offices at a particular point in time.

When a duplicate document number is searched from the “Search Documents by Title Number” screen, both north and south documents will be returned for the user to choose between them. Southern Land Titles Office documents are distinguished by the placement of a period (.) after the document number.

3.4.5 One LINC Number for both a Surface and Mineral Title

In certain cases the same LINC Number has been assigned to both a Surface Title and a corresponding Mineral Title.

3.4.6 Faxed Portion of Registered Plan

This service has been discontinued due to the reduction in cost of accessing a full Registered Plan online.

3.4.7 Identification of Errors to Land Titles

Although every reasonable effort has been made to deliver the most accurate data products as possible, errors may occur. All clients are requested to report identified errors to Land Titles by forwarding an email to the following address: spin2@gov.ab.ca.

SPIN 2 Volume Data Services

Personal Privacy Protection - Private industry is now subject to the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) that defines the governance rules around how private industry must deal with any personal information they have within their operations, including any personal information obtained from a Land Titles data product. It is strongly recommended that clients become familiar with the conditions of this legislation since Land Titles cannot involve itself in making legal interpretations in this subject area.

Information on PIPA and other Privacy Legislation is available from:

Access and Privacy Branch
Service Alberta
3rd Floor, Commerce Place
10155 - 102 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4L4
E-Mail: pspinfo@gov.ab.ca
Web Site:
www.psp.gov.ab.ca

3.0a SPIN 2 Volume Data Services Product Catalogue

Volume data services are intended for clients requiring large numbers of land titles and/or sub-set title data in a database ready format. This is a specialty service that general SPIN 2 users would not typically require therefore please do not call the SPIN 2 Help Desk with questions if your need’s are already being met by the existing SPIN2 interactive title search services

Applying for Volume Data Services:

All clients wishing to subscribe to any volume data service must have a new contract with Alberta Land Titles. The prescribed Land Titles data access application and contract is available for download from on the SPIN 2 News website.

Anyone interested in applying for Volume Data Services should contact the SPIN 2 Help Desk (e-mail: spin2@gov.ab.ca or fax: 780-422-2828).

Please Note:

  • E-mail Notification/FTP Download is the default Delivery Method and cannot be changed. FTP Download is only available for a period of 7 days from the time of e-mail notification; it is the responsibility of the user to ensure that their product is downloaded within that time limit.
  • Land Titles reserves the right to limit the number of users to Volume Data Services and judge each application on an individual basis.
  • Volume Data Services offerings should not be confused with Land Titles entering into the “value added” service sector but a continued growth of the technology it needs to use to meet its legislated registration and data distribution mandate.
  • Alberta Land Titles will be the sole holder and distributor of land titles and/or original land title sub-set data products. No public or private sector agency will be allowed defacto distribution control over any Land Titles products.

3.1a Release 1 – Basic Volume Data Products

SPIN 2 ASCII / XML Format Documents and sample data are available for the following products from the SPIN 2 News websiteAll clients wishing to subscribe to any volume data services must have a new contract with Alberta Land Titles. The prescribed Land Titles data access application and contract agreement are available for download from the SPIN 2 News website.

3.1.1a Front of Title ASCII Delimited File, XML Data File or Text (Report) Product - By Current Surface and/or Mineral Title

Product Type

Output Format

Cost

Replaces

Front of Title Fields
(includes Condo Sheet and
Non Patent Land Sheet)
ASCII, XML or Report
$150.00 - plus 2 cents
for each Front of Title
All current forms
(ETS Summary &
Ownership Reports, Land
Title Change Products)

Product Description:

  • This title product contains LINC Number, Certificate of Title Number, short / long legal and other front of title data except owner information.
  • Clients may search for title data from a specific date forward with this product.

Please Note:

  • Volume title products in this category are not certified nor do they contain owner name (due to new privacy policy) and therefore should not be compared to a full certified title such as currently provided by SPIN 2 or the Registry Agent network.
  • Orders are rounded to the nearest dollar amount.
  • Clients may search for file data from a specific date forward with this product.
  • There is a limit of 25,000 titles that that can be ordered at any one time.

3.1.2a Front and Back of Title (Full Title) ASCII Delimited File, XML Data File or Text (Report) Product – By Current Surface and/or Mineral Title

Product Type

Output Format

Cost

Replaces

Front and Back of Title
Fields
(includes Condo Sheet and Non Patent Land Sheet)

ASCII, XML or Report

$300.00 - plus 4 cents
for each Front and Back of Title
All current forms
(ETS Summary &
 Ownership Reports, Land Title Change Products)

Product Description:

  • This product should be considered as having all the elements of a full title less owner name.
  • Back of Title information represents registered documents pertaining to the subject title(s) (e.g., Leases, Caveats, Easements, Mortgages, Liens, Rights-of-Way).
  • Clients may search for title data from a specific date forward with this product.

Please Note:

  • Volume title products in this category are not certified nor do they contain owner name (due to new privacy policy) and therefore should not be compared to a full certified title such as currently provided by SPIN 2 or the Registry Agent network.
  • Orders are rounded to the nearest dollar amount.
  • Clients may search for file data from a specific date forward with this product.
  • There is a limit of 25,000 titles that can be ordered at any one time.

3.1.3a Land Identification Numeric Code (LINC) ASCII Delimited File Product – By Current Surface and/or Mineral Title

Product Type

Output Format

Cost

Replaces

LINC File

ASCII

$150.00 - Any Municipalities of 1 - 100,000 Parcels

$150.00 - Any Series Of Legal Identifiers Comprising 1 - 100,000 Parcels

$500.00 - Any Municipality Over 100,000 Parcels

$500.00 - Any Series Of Legal Identifiers Comprising Over 100,000 Parcels

All current
forms
 

Product Description:

  • An economical title reference product in ACSII delimited format containing Municipality Code, LINC Number, Rights Type, Short Legal Description, Long Legal Description, ATS Reference and Title Number. This product would be suitable for loading into a database or GIS to facilitate online query for Land Titles.
  • Clients may search for LINC file data from a specific date forward with this product.

Please Note:

  • Volume title products in this category are not certified nor do they contain owner name and therefore should not be compared to a full-certified title such as currently provided by SPIN 2 or the Registry Agent network.
  • To receive a copy of the LINC file for the Entire Province please contact the SPIN 2 Help Desk for instructions.
  • A LINC number uniquely identifies a land parcel(s). It will be the primary “key” for accessing Land Titles data products once the full SPIN 2 development is fully completed.
  • “Rights Type” distinguishes surface, mineral or both rights types.

3.1.4a Current Registered Document Data ASCII Delimited or Text (Report) By Document Type

Product Type

Output Format

Cost

Current Registered Document

ASCII or Report

$150.00 - plus 2 cents for each title

Product Description:

  • Current registered document information by document type for a specific Municipality or the entire Province, by surface and/or mineral title request (e.g., Leases, Caveats, Easements, Mortgages, Liens, Rights-of-Way).
  • Clients may search registered document information for a specified document type by date range.

3.1.5a Certified Land Titles (PDF) with ASCII Delimited / XML Data File "Paper Clip" Attachment – By Current, Current Historical or Cancelled Surface and/or Mineral Title

Product Type

Output Format

Cost

Replaces

Full Title

Acrobat PDF File & ASCII or XML

$10.00

All current forms

Full Condo Sheet

Acrobat PDF File & ASCII, or XML

$10.00

All current forms

Full Non Patent Land Sheet

Acrobat PDF File & ASCII, or XML

$10.00

All current forms

Product Description:

  • The Adobe Acrobat pdf title, formally accessible through the ETS System, has been replaced with the Acrobat title currently available through the SPIN 2 interactive Certified Title Search. Unlike the ETS product though, it is delivered as separate Acrobat titles in conformance with Land Titles adopted personal privacy management policy.
  • This data service provides an option to attach and/or “paper clip” a Full Title ASCII Delimited File or XML Data File (with owner name) to individually purchased Certified Titles. The ASCII / XML file would be compiled as one file containing sequential titles suitable for loading into a database.
  • The “paper clip” applies to selected “Current” or “Current Historical” Titles from the existing SPIN 2 interactive search that has been in production since October 1st, 2003. The term “Current Historical” means that the returned live titles would have both current and discharged registration information.
  • The "paper clip" product is only available for titles ordered with the delivery channel of e-mail or download. "Paper clip" PDF titles and ASCII / XML downloads are only available until the end of the current business day; it is the responsibility of the user to ensure that they download their products on the same business day.
  • As with the other volume data products you must have a valid contract in place to have access to this product.

Current Pricing:

  • Costs for this product are at no additional charge if requested at the same time as the Certified Title (i.e. $10.00 a title).
  • Since this service is provided through the existing SPIN 2 interactive Certified Title search there is a limit of 250 titles that that can be ordered at any one time.

3.1.6a Land Titles Change Summary (LTCS) Product

  • In the short term clients subscribing to the LTCS product will continue to access the product through the current download site but with owner name removed as per the implementation of Land Titles personal privacy management practices. Longer term this product will be replaced with a version of the Front of Title product.

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