Office of the Registrar-General

About us

The Office of the Registrar-General was created in 2014 as part of the process of engaging a private-sector service provider to provide land registry and personal property registry services on behalf of the Province of Manitoba.
The Office of the Registrar-General includes the Registrar-General and support staff. The Office of the Registrar-General provides oversight of Manitoba’s service provider.
The Registrar-General
The Registrar-General is a lawyer and member of the Law Society of Manitoba appointed under The Public Service Act.
 Applicable statutes
The Registrar-General exercises general oversight of the land registration and personal property registration systems and in accordance with the applicable legislation. This legislation includes: 

Major Functions

The Registrar-General
  • establishes Rules of Practice relating to the operation of the land and personal property registry systems and the governing of the provision of those services by the service provider
  • publishes the Land Titles Guide for legal professionals and other members of the public
  • designates statutory officials under the applicable legislation including district registrars, examiner of surveys and the registrar of personal property security
  • makes rules for:
    o Applications relating to a disputed interest in land, and
    o mortgage and foreclosure proceedings.
  • approves the forms to be used in the land and personal property registration
The Registrar-General
  • may hear applications under The Real Property Act with respect to matters described in section 169.2 and s. 169.4, which may include applications for claims for compensation
  • provides opinions to statutory officials on a point of law or practice
  • may refer matters to court for a determination and appear in court on appeals of the Registrar-General’s decision
  • may order discharge of a mortgage under section 107 of The Real Property Act upon proof that all moneys due and owing have been paid 
  • exercises other powers and authorities given to the Registrar-General under applicable legislation

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