General Register of Sasines

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

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This register consists of a chronological list of land deeds, which contain written descriptions of properties.

We’re gradually replacing the sasine register with the map-based Land Register of Scotland. We will close the sasine register by 2024.

The sasine register is closed to the registration of deeds relating to:

  • dispositions
  • standard securities
  • leases
  • assignations of leases
  • registered plots of land or leases registered in the land register

You can still record some deeds, including:

  • discharges of standard securities
  • improvement grants
  • guardianship orders

Find out more about the history of the sasine register on our history page.


If you have an online services login, you can register a deed in the sasine register using our intelligent, responsive eForms. If you don't have a login, use the pdf form.

Sasine application form (pdf, 809KB)


View step-by-step guidance on filling in the sasine application form.

See a breakdown of registration fees in the sasine register.

If you have an enquiry about the sasine register, email

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