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A practicing BC land surveyor (BCLS) who is a member of the Association of British Columbia Land Surveyors is the only person qualified to legally determine the location of property boundaries and perform legal surveys of private and Crown lands within BC.

The Surveyor General Division of the LTSA is responsible for the quality of the land survey structure for the Province, and the LTSA is the official repository of survey plan and land title information.

Visit the Survey Plan Datasets page to view the Survey Plan Dataset specification and other resources.

Under common law, a waterfront property owner does own land that has legitimately accreted to the upland through gradual and imperceptible natural deposition.

Many land surveyors, historical researchers and registry agents have direct access privileges to the LTSA vault. Hire a professional to complete this type of records request on your behalf.

Owners of waterfront properties enjoy certain riparian rights. These rights include access to and from the water, protection of the property from erosion, and ownership of lawful accretion.

The LTSA provides a service charge discount to myLTSA Enterprise customers for the following reasons:

Waterfront properties have natural boundaries that are subject to the forces of erosion and deposition (accretion). A BC land surveyor is licensed to legally define property boundaries and can provide professional advice regarding your property limits.