Our Services
what we offer
The Office of the Chief Registrar of Deeds (OCRD) provides oversight to deeds registries. It is also responsible for policy and legislation formulation, providing corporate support services, service delivery coordination, formal deeds training and monitoring and evaluation thereof. Strategic planning, interpretation and implementation directives of policies as well as tactical planning are also undertaken at the OCRD.


Our 11 deeds registries offer the following services:


Registration of real rights in land
The service entails:
  • lodgement and preparation of title deeds and documents by conveyancers, notaries or other authorised officials for purposes of registration.

  • examination of deeds and documents lodged to ensure compliance with provisions of relevant legislation.
Maintenance of the public land register
The service entails:
  • data capturing and updating of information on the Deeds Registration System (DRS)
Provision of registration information
The service entails:
  • providing print outs of property ownership for information or judicial purposes

  • research history of property
Maintain an archive of registration records
The service entails:
  • scanning of deeds and documents
  • microfilm of records
  • storage of paper volumes
  • maintenance of vaults
  • storage and archive of electronic information