The Alberta Land Surveyors Association is a self-governing professional association governed under the Land Surveyors Act. It regulates the practice of Land Surveying for the protection of the public and administration of the profession.
The Association of Canada Lands Surveyors is the national licensing body that governs the activities of Professional Land Surveyors in the field of Cadastral Surveying. Canada Lands includes the 3 Territories, National Parks, Oceans and Indian Reserves.
The Surveyor General Branch manages all surveys on Canada Lands and maintains all the original survey plans, journals, field notes and other documents connected with those surveys. Survey Plans are registered in the Canada Lands Survey Records (CLSR).
SPIN2 is an application available to the public for viewing or purchasing of registered survey plans, Alberta Survey Control Markers, original township plans or field notes, Certificates of Title and a variety of other land related information via a web-based system.
The land registration system used in Alberta is based on the Torrens System and operates under the authority of the Land Titles Act. Alberta has two Land Title Offices; one is located in Edmonton and the other in Calgary.
A compliance certificate is a report from the City of Edmonton confirming all improvements on a property have met all regulations under the zoning bylaws and applicable permits. Real Property Reports for the City of Edmonton are submitted via the Online Application.