What does it mean to have title to land in British Columbia?

In British Columbia, ownership of land is referred to as title to land (land title) and is documented by registration through the LTSA. Once...

What kinds of jobs do you recruit for and how often do you post positions on your website?

Most of the career opportunities at the LTSA are for Examiners of Title in Land Title services, or Technologists for Surveyor General services....

What is a Parcel Identifier (PID)?

A Parcel Identifier or PID is a nine-digit number that uniquely identifies a parcel in the land title register of in BC. The Registrar of Land...

Why are local governments exempt from fees for land title register searches conducted for taxation and assessment purposes?

Section 381 of the Land Title Act establishes an exemption from payment of the statutory fees incurred by taxing authorities for searches...

The Director of Land Titles has updated two publications to assist customers with land title submissions: 

  1. Valid and Retired Versions of Electronic Forms 

    The Director of Land Titles designates electronic forms that may be submitted to the Land Title Office through the myLTSA electronic filing system. Versions of these forms are continuously updated and retired to reflect changes in policies and legislation. This document provides a list of all the valid and retired versions of each form, and has been updated as follows:

    • Extended the retirement date for the Application to Deposit Plan (DSPL) versions 14 and 16 to August 31, 2020
    • Updated DSPL versions 12 and 13 as retired on February 28, 2020 
  2. Electronic Form 17 Help Guide

    This guide offers detailed information to assist customers with completing a Form 17. Updates include:

    • Revised the supporting document requirement for a Mines Act charge
    • Removed Navigable Waters Protection Act charge

Customers are reminded to refer to the LTSA COVID-19 Resources page for current information about land title practice matters during the COVID-19 pandemic and follow our Twitter account @LTSABC for updates.

The LTSA is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our employees and customers while ensuring our business operations continue as usual. Thank you for your continued understanding and support.