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Land title staff are unable to advise on legal rights or actions associated with land titles and charges. The Registrar of Land Titles and staff act in strict compliance with the requirements under the Land Title Act and can be counted on to be impartial.

Owners are typically involved or notified when charges are registered against their title. The notice will include information about the nature of the charge:

No. Local governments' use of land title records for any purpose other than assessment or taxation requires local governments to pay statutory fees to the LTSA, which are legislated and shared with the Province.

Established in 2005, the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA) is a publicly accountable, statutory corporation responsible for operating BC's land title and survey systems.

There have been at least nine different survey systems utilized in BC and each describes land in a slightly different manner or format.


A number of participating stakeholders help guide the development of ParcelMap BC by participating in the ParcelMap BC Advisory Committee. View Participating Stakeholders for more information.

Most documents and plans must be filed electronically, with a very small number eligible to be filed manually in hardcopy form.

A property owner's legal title to land is legally protected in BC under the Land Title Act. The LTSA is responsible for managing the land title system in a manner that protects and maintains the security of land ownership records and documents.