LOTR Support Hours Extended to 6pm Alert Level: MEDIUM

From Nov. 21 to 25, support hours will be extended to 6pm for enquiries about Land Owner Transparency Registry (LOTR) filings. Contact the Customer Service Centre at 1-877-577-LTSA (5872) or online. The deadline to file is Nov. 30, 2022. Avoid the last-minute rush; file now.

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Front Counters Open By Appointment Only Alert Level: LOW

Please be aware that LTSA’s Land Title Office front counters are open by appointment only. Many common transactions are now available online. To book an in-person visit, contact the Customer Service Centre at 1-877-577-LTSA (5872) .

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Claim of Builders Lien Online Application Now Available

File a Claim of Builders Lien application online at ltsa.ca/FileCBL. The new online application includes the option to easily prepopulate key information. LTSA encourages customers to use the online form to submit an application online, by mail or in person.

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Key business initiatives and achievements delivered to support this objective include:

Land Owner Transparency Registry (LOTR)

The first-of-its kind in Canada, the Land Owner Transparency Registry (LOTR) is a public, searchable database containing information about individuals who are deemed to have an indirect interest in land. LOTR improves real estate transparency in BC and supports the Province’s 30-point housing plan to address housing affordability. In April 2021 LTSA launched the search function for LOTR, allowing government agencies and the public to search records. There have been over 3,000 LOTR registry searches done by the general public and over 350,000 searches done by enforcement officers and ministry officials, taxing authorities, law enforcement agencies and regulators. During the year, the BC government extended the deadline for pre-existing owners to file with LOTR to November 30, 2022 in order to give pre-existing owners more time to gather information about ownership and prepare to file to LOTR.

First Nations National Land Registry

LTSA has been collaborating with the Lands Advisory Board (LAB) and LAB Resource Centre to explore how LTSA could assist the formation of a new independent national land registry that would be governed by First Nations. This would provide reliable and trustworthy land-related systems and information to support First Nations who have land codes and wish to use these services to self-manage the governance, management, protection, and development of First Nation lands. During the year, a preliminary solution definition and architecture was developed, a regulatory and governance model was completed, and the LAB has agreed to submit the project to the Government of Canada for further funding. A  Memorandum of Understanding was executed creating a framework to progress this initiative, and LTSA has begun further solution definition work. These plans support LTSA’s commitment to the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

Land and Property Data Services

LTSA is well positioned to solve specific needs for key stakeholder groups, with a focus on items that improve transparency and efficiency in the real property market. This could include services on behalf of the Province of British Columbia, local governments, public sector entities as well as other stakeholders who participate in the real property market.