FAQs

Land title staff are unable to advise on legal rights or actions associated with land titles and charges. The Registrar of Land Titles and staff...

The LTSA has land title offices in Kamloops, New Westminster and Victoria. For hours and address information, visit...

Established in 2005, the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA) is a publicly accountable, statutory corporation responsible...

The LTSA is accountable to the users of British Columbia's land title and survey systems. Accountability and transparency of LTSA operations is...

Professionals such as lawyers, notaries public, real estate agents and land surveyors contribute to having a high quality land title system in BC...

Surveyor General services refer to the review and approval of all legal surveys of Crown land, the preparation and issuance of Crown grants, and the storage and distribution of survey records.

High quality legal surveys complement the integrity of the LTSA’s land title system and are critical in defining other boundaries for which the Surveyor General is responsible. Services include the issuance of survey instructions and the review and approval of survey plans for surveys of Crown land, mineral tenures, oil and gas well sites, utility corridors and other projects.

Surveyor General services also include the preparation and issuance of Crown grants at the direction of the Province. A Crown grant is the document that transfers a parcel of Crown land, in fee simple, to an individual or a corporation, resulting in the registration of a title in the LTSA’s land title register. Deputy Surveyors General also regularly advise government staff on other land and survey-related matters, and play a significant role in First Nation treaty-related surveys.

The LTSA stores and maintains the official records of parcels surveyed over Crown land, including thousands of physical survey plans, Crown grants, surveyors’ field books and other historical records. Customers can request copies of these records for their research and due diligence purposes.