The ALTA Registry: Efficient. Accurate. Needed.

The national ALTA Title & Settlement Agent Registry (ALTA Registry) is a searchable online database of underwriter-confirmed title agent companies, real estate attorneys, and underwriter direct offices.

Lenders and their vendors, title agents, underwriters, and other participants in the closing process must be able to identify each other and communicate in a timely and consistent manner throughout the mortgage transaction. Because there has been no unique ID number used across the industry to help match provider records in different databases, communication has often been difficult and costly for the title industry and its customers. This challenge can also impact compliance and vendor oversight requirements and the need for collaboration throughout the transaction.

As the national trade association for the land title insurance industry, ALTA is perfectly positioned to develop and maintain this industry utility. ALTA offers a unique 7-digit identifier, the ALTA ID, which is automatically assigned to each new database record as a permanent ID number and is never changed, reassigned, or reused. Branch offices have their own ALTA IDs and may be connected to primary business locations with no requirement for consecutive or numerically correlated ALTA ID numbers. ALTA ID numbers are available for free to title agents and to real estate attorneys.

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News & Updates

Confirming Underwriter and Title Agent on-boarding has begun!

See if your underwriter has begun the Confirming process. Check the progress of your listing.

Real Estate Attorney on-boarding will begin in January of 2018.

Real Estate Attorneys will be able to request a listing by submitting attorney licensing information as confirmation. Attorneys who are title agents should be confirmed by their underwriter(s) and listed as title agents.

Registry Customer on-boarding will begin in January of 2018.

If you are a lender or vendor, it's not too soon to start thinking about all the positive impacts this new industry tool is going to bring to your processes and your third party oversight. Contact us to have the conversation now and discover how a subscription will benefit your company. Email us for information at altaregistry@alta.org.

Who Should Be an ALTA Registry Customer?

Lenders and their vendors must be able to confidently identify title agents, title underwriters and other participants in the closing process and communicate in a timely and consistent manner throughout the mortgage transaction. Because there has been no unique ID number used across the industry to help match provider records in different databases, communication has often been difficult and costly for the title industry and its customers. This is especially important with new regulations driving vendor oversight requirements and the need for collaboration.

How You Will Benefit

The ALTA Registry is a searchable online database of underwriter-confirmed title agent companies and underwriter direct offices.

What You Can Expect

  • Discuss with us the many benefits the information in the ALTA Registry has for your company and its processes.
  • Decide that a subscription to the ALTA Registry is for you.
  • Execute a Customer License Agreement establishing the relationship between the ALTA Registry and the Customer.
  • Provide information to establish user accounts.
  • Get nightly updates of underwriter confirmation of records in the registry.
  • Enjoy unlimited downloads of all listings with a subscription.


Want to be Listed In the ALTA Registry?

If you want to be listed as a title agent, real estate attorney, or underwriter direct office, or if you want to become a confiming underwriter, get started here.

Get Started Have Questions?

Registry Management System

If you want to request or manage your ALTA Registry listings, you will be directed to log in to access your account here.

Registry Management System

Want to Use the ALTA Registry?

If you are a lender or vendor, to learn more about the ALTA Registry Customer on-boarding process, get started here.

Get Started Have Questions?

ALTA Registry Website

Regardless of who you are, to search confirmed listings, select this option to be directed to the ALTA Registry website at www.altaidregistry.org.

View the ALTA Registry