It’s nearly property season, do you know where your birth certificate is?

If you are planning on buying or selling a property sometime soon you should take a minute to make sure you know exactly where your birth certificate is.

In New Brunswick all property transactions have to be registered with birth certificate names, and your lawyer is required to have actually seen your birth certificate to confirm that they are following this rule.

If you can’t find your birth certificate, and you were born in New Brunswick, you can easily request one from Service New Brunswick. You’ll probably want to start by visiting  This Service New Brunswick website sets out what information you’ll need to make your request, how much it will cost and how to make your request in person or online.

If you have any questions about the birth certificate requirement or property law in general, please get in touch, we’d be happy to help.