The LTSA is established as a regulated authority by legislation and is a publicly accountable, statutory corporation with a mandate to manage, operate and maintain the land title and survey systems of British Columbia. The LTSA is governed by a Board of Directors with input from the Stakeholder Advisory Committee.

Legislation

The LTSA is established through the Land Title and Survey Authority Act. The LTSA's governance, fee regime and operations are established and administered in accordance with numerous provincial statutes and regulations. Key statutes of interest include the following:

Operating Agreement

The LTSA is required to meet obligations and performance targets established by the Province through legislation and contractual agreement. In accordance with the Land Title and Survey Authority Act, the LTSA operates in compliance with a written PDF iconOperating Agreement with the Province.

The current PDF iconOperating Agreement was restated on June 15, 2015 and in effect as of November 1, 2015 by BC Reg. 151 / 2015. This restated Operating Agreement reflects the following:

LTSA Performance Targets

The LTSA reports annually in its public Annual Report about achievement of its performance, including achievement of the performance targets established in the PDF iconOperating Agreement.

  • Land Title Registration: 6 business days
  • Crown Land Survey Plan Approval: 21 business days
  • Crown Grant Document Issuance: 21 days

Formal performance reviews are conducted every 5 years in accordance with the PDF iconOperating Agreement; the resulting reports are:

LTSA Bylaws

The bylaws support accountable governance and authorize fee matters. The PDF iconConsolidated Bylaws are a compendium of current, approved by-laws of the LTSA Board of Directors.

Corporate Policies

The following policy statements apply to the LTSA's operations:

Board Governance Manual

The PDF iconBoard Governance Manual establishes and defines guidelines for Board of Directors operations.

Fee Commissioner Reports

From time to time, and in compliance with the Land Title and Survey Authority Act and the PDF iconOperating Agreement, the LTSA and the Province jointly engage an independent Fee Commissioner to make determinations on LTSA fee changes, or fees for new LTSA products or services: