COVID-19 Notice

In order to protect the health and well-being of our employees and customers, the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA) is restricting access in all Land Title Offices to only its employees, direct access pass holders and Registry Agents until further notice.

Land Title Office front counters are closed; all other office operations continue as usual. Follow us on Twitter for updates.

Updates to Forms Coming September 28, 2020

The Director of Land Titles will introduce updates to the natures of interest within three Web Filing forms and new versions of three PDF forms on September 28, 2020. These changes will take effect immediately upon release – customers are advised to download the PDF forms from within their myLTSA Enterprise account or from the LTSA website. Prior versions of the PDF form templates will still be accepted until their scheduled retirement in Spring 2021.

Customers are also advised the following E-filing User Guides and Publications will also be updated on September 28, 2020 to reflect the above changes to the forms:

For more information, contact customerservice@ltsa.ca  

Summary of Form Changes 

Web Filing Form Updates

Three Web Filing forms will include changes to various natures of interest, as follows:

FormNature of InterestExplanation
Form 17 Charge, Notation or FilingNotice of Remediation OrderAllows the CEO of the ALC to file a Notice of Remediation Order (Agricultural Land Commission Act, section 52.1) *this nature of interest takes effect Sept. 30.
Expropriation Notice(Water Sustainability Act)Allows a licensee the right to expropriate land (Water Sustainability Act, section 32)
Canadian Energy Regulator ActThe National Energy Board Act was repealed and is now replaced with the Canadian Energy Regulator Act
Form 17 Cancellation of Charge, Notation or FilingNotice of Remediation Order Allows the CEO to file a cancellation of Notice of Remediation Order (Agricultural Land Commission Act, section 52.2) *this nature of interest takes effect Sept. 30
Form C ChargeLife EstateRemoved – an application for a life estate is entered on a Form A Freehold Estate

New Versions of Three PDF Forms

The new versions of these three PDF forms will take effect immediately upon release. Please download and use the new versions for all applications effective September 28, 2020. Prior versions of the PDF form templates will still be accepted but will be scheduled for retirement in the spring.

PDF FormChangeExplanation
Application to Deposit Plan (DSPL) – Schedule of Approving Officer and Provincial ApproversApproving Officer Agricultural Land ReservePre-populated text will be updated to reflect the new name of the regulation (Agricultural Land Reserve General Regulation)
Application to Deposit Plan (DSPL) – Schedule of Surveyor General ApprovalsBlock Outline Survey – Approval of Monumentation (Land Title Act, section 69(3))Owner’s signature is no longer required as a condition of the order.
Survey Method Approval within E & N (Land Title Act, section 70)Reference to Part 8 of the General Survey Instruction Rules will be removed and replaced with section 70 of the Land Title Act.
Form C ChargeLife EstateRemoved – an application for a Life Estate is entered on a Form A Freehold Estate.
DeclarationElectronic signature certification statementUpdated by adding sections 168.6 and 168.55

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