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Registry of Deeds

Registry of Deeds are moving

The Registry of Deeds (RoD) search facility currently located in Lincoln Building will close on Wednesday 5 November 2014 at 12.00. The service will relocate to Public Records Office Northern Ireland (PRONI) HQ in Titanic Quarter, and will reopen on Wednesday 12th November 2014 at 9.30.

PRONI is located at 2 Titanic Boulevard, Belfast, BT3 9HQ.

Registry of Deeds

There has been a system of registration of documents relating to unregistered land (land which is not registered in Land Registry) since 1708. Under this system a written summary of the relevant document is lodged in the Registry of Deeds (RoD) with the original document. This summary, known as a “Memorial”, is retained in the Registry and the original document is returned to the person who lodged it.

The Registry does not guarantee that any document registered is valid or has any legal effect, it merely records the document’s existence and its priority date. The compulsory first registration programme which was extended to all of Northern Ireland in 2003 will result in titles to land recorded in the Registry of Deeds migrating to the Land Register in the years ahead. This will ultimately lead to the phasing out of the Registry of Deeds.

For more information on how to search the Registry of Deeds, please click on the link below:


For more information of Registry of Deeds fees, please use the following link: