Land Registration Authority (Requirements for Registration)

Basic Requirements for Registration

1. Original of the deed/instrument

If original document cannot be presented, the duplicate original or certified true copy shall be presented together with a sworn affidavit executed by the interested party stating why the original document cannot be submitted.

2. Certified copy of the latest Tax Declar ation of the property

3. If titled property, owner’s copy of the certificate of title, and all issued co-owner’s copy if any


a. If a document was executed abroad, a Certificate of Authentication by the nearest Philippine Consulate is required.

b. If either party is a corporation, the following are also required:

i. Secretary’s Certificate/Board Resolution indicating the authorized signatory(ies) and the scope of authority

ii. Articles of incorporation

iii. Certificate of SEC that the articles of incorporation has been registered



For Issuance of Title Transactions

All issuance transactions require the following documents aside from the basic requirements:

1. BIR Certificate Authorizing Registration (CAR)

re: payment of capital gains tax or donor’s tax, as the case may be

2. Real property tax clearance

re: up-to-date payment of taxes

3. Proof of payment of transfer tax

4. If the land is covered by CARP, DAR clearance and Affidavit of Landholding of transferee


Additional requirements for specific types of issuance transactions:

1. Extra-Judicial Settlement/Adjudication

  • * Affidavit of Publication stating that the notice of settlement has been published once a week for (3) consecutive weeks
  • * If minors are involved, Court Order approving the settlement

2. Judicial Settlement of Estate

  • Court Order approving the partition
  • Certificate of Finality of the court order
  • If the property is being sold or encumbered during the settlement proceedings, Letters of Administration

3. Extra-Judicial Foreclosure of Mortgage

  • Certificate of Sale by the sheriff/notary public
  • Approval of the Executive Judge, RTC

4. Consolidation of Ownership

  • Affidavit of Consolidation of the purchase or Final Bill of Sale executed by the highest bidder

5. Judicial Foreclosure of Mortgage

  • Court Order directing the sale by public auction
  • Deed of Sale issued by the sheriff

6. Execution Sale

  • Notice of levy or attachment must first be annotated
  • Certificate of Sale
  • Final Deed of Sale

7. Registration/Sale of Subdivision Project

  • License to Sell
  • Development Permit
  • Certificate of Registration


For Annotation Transactions

All annotation transactions require the following documents aside from the basic requirements:

1. Real property tax clearance

re: up-to-date payment of taxes

Additional requirements for specific types of annotation transactions:

1. Mortgage/Lease

  • Documentary Stamp tax



For Subdivision and/or Consolidation Transactions

All subdivision/consolidation transactions require the following documents aside from the basic requirements:

1. Letter request for subdivision/consolidation

2. Sepia or polyethylene film of the plan duly approved by Land Registration Authority or the Land Management Bureau

3. Blue copy of the plan

4. Original technical description (duly approved)

If with change of ownership, the following additional documents are required:

  1. Agreement of partition
  1. Real estate tax clearance



For Condominium Transactions

If CCTs are to be issued for the first time in the name of the registered owner, the following are required:

1. Master Deed

2. Declaration of Restriction

3. Diagrammatic Floor Plan

4. Letter request for Issuance of individual Condominium Certificate of Title

5. Certificate of Registration with HLURB

6. Development permit

7. License to sell

8. Owner’s duplicate of the title of the land and all issued co-owner’s duplicate, if any

For subsequent transfer of CCTs

  1. Certificate of Management



How to Register

1. RIO

Approach the Registration Information Officer (RIO) to check if you have the complete needed documents for your transaction. Complete the Transaction Application Form (TAF)


Submit complete documents and the TAF to the Entry Clerk and wait for the Claim Assessment Slip (CAS).


Proceed to the Cashier and pay the Registration fee and IT fees indicated in the CAS. Receive receipt and claim stub.


Claim document from the Releasing Clerk on the date indicated on the claim stub.


Land Registration Authority (LRA)
Registry of Deed
City Hall Drive
General Santos City
Philippines 9500
Hotline: 63-301-1543

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