SUBJECT: Surrender of old Manual Titles for upgrading to Electronic Title

DATE: June 24, 2019

FROM: Administrator
Land Registration Authority

When the Land Registration Authority (LRA) embarked into computerization through the Land Titling Computerization Project (LTCP), around 16.6 Million titles of the 159 registries nationwide were scanned and uploaded in the database. However, the scanned image in the system is not the title itself but is only the picture thereof. The title remains the paper title kept in the vault of the registry office.

The aforementioned scanning of title, including the encoding of the entries thereof, serves as a preparatory process before the upgrading of the title to Electronic Title, the nature of which would be discussed herein later.

When there is a transaction involving the title, be it sale, mortgage, or any transaction that requires annotation, pursuant to Sections 54 and 57 of PD 1529, the Office of the Register of Deeds through its Records Officer is required to find the title to ascertain that it still exists because when it cannot be found, the office has to recommend the filing in court of a petition for the reconstitution of the lost title before any transaction can be had thereon.


Mandatory Submission of eTDs

This is to inform the general public that, pursuant to LRA Circular No. 20-2020, starting on December 1, 2020, the Land Registration Authority (LRA) shall require the submission of Encoded Technical Descriptions (“eTD”) corresponding to approved plans by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), which are submitted for registration in the various Computerized Registries of Deeds.

The eTD system is FREE OF CHARGE and shall be available for use by requesting for the installation file and User Guide through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Training on the use of the said System may also be requested through the same email address, and is likewise given FREE OF CHARGE.

For your guidance.




LRA Circular No. 20-2020