General Register of Sasines

The sasine register is the oldest national public land register in the world, dating back to 1617.

About the sasine register

Since the 1870s, properties in the sasine register have had chronological lists of deeds called search sheets.

Search sheets provide:

  • a description of the title
  • current and previous owners' names
  • all recorded deeds that affect the title
  • current and previous mortgage entries
  • the price paid for each transfer or sale of the title

We may not be able to provide you with a plan for sasine-registered titles, but we will be able to provide you with a deed that contains the best boundary description of the property or area.

We’re replacing the sasine register with the map-based Land Register of Scotland.

You can still record some deeds, including:

  • discharges of standard securities
  • improvement grants
  • guardianship orders
  • Notices of Title

Find out more about delivering the benefits of a complete land register.


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If you have an online services login, you can register a deed in the sasine register using our responsive eForms.

If you don't have a login, use the Sasine application form (PDF, 809KB)


If you have an enquiry about the sasine register you can contact us.

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