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In British Columbia, ownership of land is referred to as title to land (land title) and is documented by registration through the LTSA. Once registered, the LTSA issues a Certificate of Title which represents that the named owner has legal title to the land.

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.

The LTSA and its subsidiary LandSure Systems Ltd. own and operate the myLTSA portal to host the LTSA's Electronic Search and Filing services.