The Property Registration Authority is pleased to announce that with effect from January
1st, 2021, an application to register a charge (mortgage) prepared using the eRegistration
system, will be exempt from Land Registry fees, pursuant to S.I. No. 544/2020 -
Registration of Deeds and Title Act 2006 (Fees) Order 2020 This fee incentivisation
measure is being introduced to promote the use of our eRegistration service and applies
to charges of an entire folio property only. Currently eRegistration can only be used
to register full transfers and full charges (in form 51) i.e. where all of a folio lands
However, we have noted that some practitioners are not submitting complete documentation to us, which can cause unnecessary delays.
You can follow our guide on creating an application on eRegistration, to help you fully complete the application process.
If you have any difficulties or require further information, our support team are happy to help; you can contact them at
Electronic Signatures and Registered Land
The Electronic Commerce Act 2000 (Application of sections 12 to 23 to Registered Land) Regulations 2022
(S.I. No. 55 of 2022)
was signed into law by the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications on 9th February 2022.
This statutory instrument applies the specified provisions of the Electronic Commerce Act 2000 to the law governing how an
interest in registered land may be created, acquired, disposed of or registered.
The Electronic Commerce Act 2000 provides that the consent of a public body to the use of an electronic signature is required and,
until such time as a system has been developed and implemented, the Authority is not in a position to accept electronic/digital
signatures on Land Registry or Registry of Deeds forms.
The Authority welcomes the introduction of the legislation which will enable the PRA, together with our stakeholders,
explore the potential for the development of a paperless system of registration.
How to Register for eRegistration
Details, including how to register, are published in the Account Administration section
of this website along with a list of Common Questions and a comprehensive User Guide.