FAQs

What does it mean to have title to land in British Columbia?

In British Columbia, ownership of land is referred to as title to land (land title) and is documented by registration through the LTSA. Once...

One of the registered owners of a land title has died. How can their name be removed from the title?

Transferring title such as after the death of a spouse or owner on title requires the expertise of a legal professional. See...

How can I find the Parcel Identifier (PID) for a property?

You can search for a PID using ParcelMap BC, the LTSA's online map of active...

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...

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...

Significant amendments to the Land Title Act are coming into force on November 15, 2019.  As a result, the Director of Land Titles has issued revised versions of all land title form templates. The forms are available for download if the date of execution on a transaction will be on or after November 15, 2019.

Current versions of land title forms will continue to be accepted if they are executed or e-signed before November 15, 2019. The Application to Deposit Plan form is the exception. The current version of the Application to Deposit Plan will remain active until February 28, 2020, giving practitioners time to secure required signatures on complex survey packages that are not yet ready for submission on November 15, 2019.

New Form Changes
The updated forms contain new electronic signature certification statements. The certification statements have been updated to comply with amendments to Part 10.1 of the Land Title Act, which governs electronic filing. While the current electronic filing scheme is largely being retained, the new Part 10.1 will:

  • Provide flexibility to account for future changes in technology and processes.
  • Enable the streamlining of various forms of electronic filing.
  • Retain, clarify and simplify the current electronic filing provisions.

Current versions of land title forms will remain available until version retirement on November 15, 2019.