Unless it is a designated document that need to be submitted in electronic format for registration under the Land Titles system (see Submission of Electronic Documents for details), all other documents and plans must be submitted on paper or for certain subscribers, using the option to submit in PDF (Portable Document Format).
Paper document and plan submissions in person or by mail
Since 1784, paper documents and plans had been submitted for registration at the registry office within the county where the land parcels affected were situated. In 2017-2018, these registry offices were consolidated into one provincial office and since then, paper documents and plans affecting land parcels located within the province need to be submitted for registration at the Provincial Land Registration Office.
Refer to the general information on Land Registration Services, and also to Directive 2001-002 where the guidelines for the acceptance and processing of paper documents and plans are provided.
Paper document and plan submissions in PDF
Since the opening of the Provincial Land Registration Office, lawyers and land surveyors can submit scanned images of paper documents and plans in PDF. Note: Members of the Law Society of New Brunswick and the Association of New Brunswick Land Surveyors have signed e-submission agreements with Service New Brunswick in accordance with the Land Titles Act and the Registry Act.
There are two groups of documents that cannot be submitted in PDF:
- The designated documents that need to be submitted in electronic format for registration under the Land Titles system, unless accompanied by a Registrar General exemption to submit on paper.
- Original wills and codicils that the Provincial Land Registration Office keeps on file in case it is needed by the Probate Court.
Instructions on how to submit paper documents and plans in PDF are described in the User Manual.