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...

The Director of Land Titles has issued revised versions of all land title form templates. The forms are available for download but cannot be submitted until November 15, 2019. The forms are being made available now to enable practitioners to prepare and plan for the November 15, 2019 retirement of the current versions of land title forms. 

Current versions of land title forms will be accepted if they were executed or e-signed before November 15, 2019. The Application to Deposit Plan form is the exception. The current version of the Application to Deposit Plan will remain active until February 28, 2020, giving practitioners time to secure required signatures on complex survey packages that are not yet ready for submission on November 15, 2019.

New Form Changes

The updated forms contain new electronic signature certification statements to comply with amendments to Part 10.1 of the Land Title Act. The Director will issue a detailed description of the revised legislation in an upcoming communication.

New versions of all land title forms are available for download from the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia website. Existing versions of land title forms will remain available until version retirement on November 15, 2019.

For more information, contact moreinfo@ltsa.ca