FAQs

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...

Why can't the land title office give me legal advice?

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...

One of the registered owners of a land title has died. How can their name be removed from the title?

Transferring title such as after the death of a spouse or owner on title requires the expertise of a legal professional. See...

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...

What is the address for the land title office?

The LTSA has land title offices in Kamloops, New Westminster and Victoria. For hours and address information, visit...

Further to the announcement in August 2018, the Director of Land Titles has postponed the release of updated land title forms to November 2018. 

The updated forms will take effect immediately upon release, and they will be available for download from a myLTSA Enterprise account or from the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia website.

Some of the updates include:

FORMCHANGE
Local Government Filing FormModify Nature of Interest (Heritage Status Notice - Vancouver Charter)
Form B - MortgageReplace "Freehold" with "Fee Simple" as field label for Item 8 - Interest Mortgaged

Replace "Commissioner for Taking Affidavits in British Columbia" with "Commissioner for Taking Affidavits for British Columbia" in the dropdown selection list for Item 12 - Professional Capacity
Form 17 - Charge, Notation or FilingAdd Nature of Interest (Land Title Inquiry Act Certificate)
Form 17 - Fee SimpleRemove Nature of Interest (Land Title Inquiry Act Certificate)
Survey Plan CertificationModify date field in Item 3 - Certifications