Teranet Ontario

Teranet is the exclusive provider of Ontario’s online property search and registration. We developed, own and operate the Ontario Electronic Land Registration System - one of the most advanced, secure and sophisticated land registration systems in the world. Teranet also provides online access to Ontario’s Writs System.

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Property Search & Registration Services

ROSCO

Access to Ontario’s Electronic Land Registration System at land registry offices across the Province

ROSCO (Remote Online Search Capability Ontario) workstations provide access to the Government of Ontario’s land records database. Teranet has more than one hundred workstation terminals located at Land Registry Offices and Service Ontario locations across Ontario. Find the nearest available ROSCO terminal location. 

Features:

  • Search and print parcel registers
  • View and print electronic and imaged documents
  • Search and print Writs Certificates and Writs Detail Reports
  • Print transaction summary reports by reference number after each session

Methods of payment: MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Interac Online and cash.

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POLARIS

Province of Ontario Land Registration and System database

POLARIS is the search/registration and property maintenance system for all automated land records in Ontario. The way the title data is stored in POLARIS enables it to be accessed and exported by other applications in sophisticated ways. This web interface allows Land Registry Office staff to create, maintain and update Official Data, which can then be retrieved by Teraview®, ROSCO®, Geowarehouse®, Teranet eXpress® and Purview®.

Learn more about POLARIS

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Property Search via Teranet eXpress

Search properties in Ontario electronic land registration database

Teranet’s Property Search service through the Teranet eXpress® channel is a convenient tool that lets customers search and print parcel registers from the Government of Ontario’s land records database.

Features:

  • Remote access in Eastern Standard Time
  • Monday to Thursday from 4:00 a.m. to midnight.
  • Friday from 4:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Search results emailed directly to the user
  • Search parcel register by name, address or Property Identification Number (PIN)

Visit the Teranet eXpress website

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Teranet Connect

Application Program Interface to Ontario’s Electronic Land Registration System and Writs Database

Teranet Connect® is an application programming interface (API) that provides secure application access to the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services POLARIS®II and Ministry of the Attorney General Writs databases, by utilizing XML and Web services interfaces as well as standardized rules-based routing of information.

The following list provides an overview of the Teranet Connect® features:

  • Search properties in the POLARIS II database by name, property address and PIN and retrieve Parcel Registers.
  • Search the WRITS database by debtor name or execution number and retrieve Execution/Clearance Certificates and Writ Details Reports
  • Search the POLARIS II database and retrieve instrument images.
  • Search the Map database by PIN and retrieve a property map file, including a list of adjacent properties.
  • Pay for search transactions using existing Teraview Deposit Account.
  • Access Teraview Deposit Account administration.
  • Create, search and access dockets that can be shared by the licensed third party application as well as Teraview®.
  • Allow the application to use the search information more easily, as statutory products are returned in their standard formats, as well as in XML format.

Teranet Connect® can be licensed to legal document creation and legal document management software vendors who want to differentiate themselves by offering additional value-added services in their software. By licensing Teranet Connect®, the Licensee will be able to access property and writs data, and to present it to their customers within the context of their application.

Download the product sheet for Teranet Connect

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Writs Search & Filing Services

OWL

Search for writs of executions against a name in all 49 Enforcement Offices across Ontario

The OWL (Ontario Writs Locator) service, available through the Teranet eXpress® website, allows end users to search across all 49 offices of the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) writs database, simultaneously. The OWL report provides the writ number and identifies the location of the sheriff/enforcement office for any executions retrieved. This information can then be used to search writs by number and obtain writs detail reports.

Features:

  • Remote search capabilities province wide for one flat fee
  • Results available within three hours
  • Perform up to two searches at one time
  • Data is extracted directly from the Ontario writs database

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WritFiling

Issue and file writs of execution over the Internet instantly

WritFiling provides registered clients access via the Teranet eXpress® website to electronically issue and file certain writs of execution into one or more sheriff/enforcement office jurisdictions within Ontario. Users can also withdraw, renew, revise and update electronic or paper-filed writs through WritFiling. Additionally, WritFiling provides legal support staff the opportunity to prepare and save electronic files for submission by a lawyer.

Features:

  • Eliminates costs and time spent visiting court and enforcement offices
  • WritFiling offers longer hours than available at sheriff/enforcement offices
  • Immediate submission and results available
  • Ability to prepare and save files for submission offline
  • Data exchanged directly with the Ontario writs database

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Writ Direct Filing

Issue and file writs of execution in bulk

Teranet’s Writ Direct Filing (WDF) solution allows the transmission of all data related to writs of execution to be forwarded directly from the client’s system to the Province of Ontario’s writs database. This service is operated in a batch mode and supports the issuance and filing of new writs as well as the renewal and withdrawal of writs previously filed in paper.

Features:

  • Batch process of files sent from remote locations
  • Writs filed, renewed and withdrawn are processed the same day
  • Data processed directly to the Ontario writs database

For more information contact us at WDFInfo@teranet.ca.

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