FAQs

What is a Parcel Identifier (PID)?

A Parcel Identifier or PID is a nine-digit number that uniquely identifies a parcel in the land title register of in BC. The Registrar of Land...

Why are local governments exempt from fees for land title register searches conducted for taxation and assessment purposes?

Section 381 of the Land Title Act establishes an exemption from payment of the statutory fees incurred by taxing authorities for searches...

Why can't the land title office give me legal advice?

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...

What kinds of jobs do you recruit for and how often do you post positions on your website?

Most of the career opportunities at the LTSA are for Examiners of Title in Land Title services, or Technologists for Surveyor General services....

What should I do to prepare for Web Filing?

Customers can ensure their Juricert Digital Certificate is valid and uploaded to myLTSA. Customers who use conveyancing software packages that...

The Land Owner Transparency Registry (LOTR) is part of the Province of BC’s comprehensive plan to end hidden ownership of real estate in B.C.

The first-of-its kind in Canada, LOTR is a registry of information about individuals who are deemed to have an indirect As defined in LOTA, this term refers to an estate in fee simple; a life estate in land; a right to occupy land under a lease that has a term of more than 10 years, or a right under an agreement for sale to occupy land, or require the transfer of an estate in fee simple.interest in land (e.g. through corporations, trusts and partnerships) which will be housed in a searchable, public database.

The Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA) is responsible for developing and operating LOTR, as set out in the Land Owner Transparency Act (LOTA).

The LTSA advises customers that the launch of the Land Owner Transparency Registry (LOTR) has been delayed to Fall 2020.

The launch of LOTR is dependent upon the Land Owner Transparency Act being brought into force by the legislature and its associated regulations. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, changes to the Province’s legislative calendar resulted in this delay.

Visit landtransparency.ca to learn more.