Property Online is an Internet browser application that provides online access to land ownership and related information collected through the province’s Land Registration Offices, Registries of Deeds and other sources. The Property Online database, which is available to subscribers, contains ownership information, including property maps for the entire province. Lawyers and surveyors who work in the land registration system must subscribe to Property Online in order to submit Applications for Registration and/or Parcel Description Certification Applications.
What are the Benefits of Subscribing?
The information in Property Online, which can be accessed from any computer, can be searched by Parcel Identification Number (PID), owner name, assessment account number, civic address, and geographic location (e.g. town, county). The service can also be used to create and print customized maps. Property Online also contains other property information such as the complete Grantor Grantee Index for the province, and provides links to outstanding municipal tax balances for participating municipalities.
Who Should Use Property Online?
Any person or enterprise that regularly uses land ownership and related property information will find Property Online beneficial. This includes organizations such as surveying and engineering firms, real estate companies, financial institutions, law firms, consulting firms, resource-based industries, municipalities, and provincial and federal government agencies. Lawyers and surveyors who intend to submit electronic applications in the land registration system are required to subscribe to Property Online.
Does it Cost to Subscribe?
A monthly subscription charge provides up to five hours of online search time, regardless of the user type. Additional search time is charged at an hourly rate.
Note: Usage is calculated only on the time that the user is actively performing queries. Users are not charged for time logged in to Property Online when no queries are being submitted.
To learn more and for current subscription rates, please visit our web site at www.nspropertyonline.ca and click on How Do I Subscribe?
What Types of Access are Available?
Type of Access
Description of Access
Who Can Be a User?
|Query Access Only
||Allows the user to query land-ownership and related property information
||Anyone who enters into a Query Access User Agreement|
|Parcel Certification (includes Query)
||Allows the user to query land ownership and related property information and electronically submit Parcel Description Certification Applications on behalf of parcel owners
||Surveyors who have completed mandatory training and who enter into a Parcel Certification User Agreement |
|Authorized Lawyer (includes Parcel Certification and Query)
||Allows the user to query land ownership and related property information, electronically submit Parcel Description Certification Applications and electronically submit draft and final form Applications for Registration on behalf of parcel owners
||Practicing, insured members of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society who have completed the required education sessions and have entered into an Authorized Lawyer User Agreement |
How Do I Subscribe?
To subscribe to Property Online you must sign a Property Online user agreement with Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. You will need a computer which has Internet access and a web browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. Details of hardware and software requirements for accessing Property Online and a listing of certified versions of Internet Explorer are available at the following web site: www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/property/registry/.
For more information, please call toll-free: 1-800-670-4357 or go to www.nspropertyonline.ca to view Property Online tutorials and user agreements, or Ask POL a Question.