Office of the Registrar-General

About us

The Office of the Registrar-General was created in 2013 as part of the process of authorizing The Property Registry to be operated by a private service provider. The Property Registry includes the Land Titles Offices and the Personal Property Registry.
The Office of the Registrar-General is responsible for exercising general oversight of the private service provider and ensuring that the land registration systems and the personal property registry are provided in accordance with the applicable legislation. This legislation includes:
The Registrar-General may also hear applications pursuant to Section 169.1 of The Real Property Act relating to an interest in land, establishes the rules regarding mortgage and foreclosure proceedings, and settle legal questions related to property registration.


Major Functions

The Office of the Registrar-General is responsible for: 
  • Rules of Practice for the private service provider and the users of the land titles system;
  • Land Titles Guide for legal professionals and other members of the public; and
  • rules for:
    o Applications relating to a disputed interest in land, and
    o mortgage and foreclosure proceedings.
Additionally, the Office of the Registrar-General:
  • Hear applications for claims for compensation from The Assurance Fund related to an interest in land;
  • Establish rules of practices including rules regarding mortgage sale and foreclosure proceedings;
  • Approve the forms to be used in the land registration system and Personal Property Registry;
  • Decide matters referred by someone dissatisfied with an act or omission of a District Registrar or the Examiner of Surveys.

How you can reach us...

If you would like more information about the role of the Office of the Registrar-General or have questions or comments about the private service provider, please contact the Registrar-General at:
Phone: (204) 945-0300
Fax: (204) 945-4009
1203 – 155 Carlton St. 
Winnipeg, MB R3C 3H8