FAQs

What are you certifying when you apply the digital signature?

The electronic signature of the subscriber is a certification by the subscriber that the material facts set out in the electronic instrument or...

Does a subscriber have to be the same individual as the witnessing officer?

No. The subscriber does not have to be the same individual as the witnessing officer. It is also important to note that the role of the subscriber...

How long do I need to retain documents submitted electronically to the land title office?

Under the Land Title Act, the electronic version of a document submitted through EFS is deemed to be the original document for all...

When does the subscriber have to deliver the true copy or copy of the true copy of the original electronic instrument to the Registrar?

The subscriber must be in position to deliver the true copy or copy of the true copy of the original electronic instrument if requested by the...

My local government office has a non-fee paying account for searching LTSA records. Can I use this account to submit EFS documents?

No. The local government must use a fee paying account for electronic filing. The non-fee paying account may only be used for searching LTSA...

Currently, a subscriber may be a BC lawyer in good standing with the Law Society, a BC notary public in good standing with the Society of Notaries Public, a BC land surveyor in good standing with the Association of British Columbia Land Surveyors or a member of the Authorized Subscriber Register (ASR).

If your firm's chequing account requires a signature of a financial officer on all cheques, the financial officer will also need a digital certificate for the Property Transfer Tax Electronic Payment Authorization form.

These professionals and members of the ASR may apply to Juricert for the issuance of a digital certificate to electronically sign land title documents and survey plans.