In support of the Province’s comprehensive plan for eliminating hidden ownership of real estate in BC, the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA) is responsible for developing and operating the Land Owner Transparency Registry (LOTR), as set out in the Land Owner Transparency Act (LOTA).
For the month of April 2021, LOTR received 20,251 transparency declarations related to registering an interest in land and 2,302 transparency reports from reporting bodies. LOTR has received a total of 86,361 transparency declarations and 9,705 transparency reports since required filings to LOTR began on November 30, 2020.
As of April 30, 2021, search of the Land Owner Transparency Registry (LOTR) is available in myLTSA. The public can search LOTR by the name of a person (individual or corporation) or by parcel identifier (PID). Only individuals listed in a transparency report as a reporting body, an interest holder or a settlor are searchable in LOTR. A fee of $5.00 per LOTR search applies.
By November 30, 2021, pre-existing registered owners with an interest in land who are reporting bodies—a relevant corporation, a trustee of a relevant trust, or a partner of a relevant partnership—must file a transparency report.
Property owners are encouraged to consult a legal professional to determine reporting obligations. Find out if you need to file at https://landtransparency.ca/filing.