FAQs

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...

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...

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...

How can I find the Parcel Identifier (PID) for a property?

You can search for a PID using ParcelMap BC, the LTSA's online map of active...

The Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA) has launched LandTransparency.ca, a key resource for information about the Land Owner Transparency Registry (LOTR) which is expected to start operating later this year. The site currently outlines key topics including filing requirements and access to registry information, and content will continue to be expanded as updates are available, including policy regulations and system tutorials for how to file.

The first-of-its kind in Canada, LOTR is a registry of information about individuals who are deemed to have an indirect interest in land. The LTSA is responsible for developing and operating LOTR, as set out in the Land Owner Transparency Act. LOTR is part of the Province of BC’s comprehensive plan for eliminating hidden ownership of real estate in BC.

Visit LandTransparency.ca to learn more and sign up for the LOTR newsletter to stay informed and reminded of key filing dates. Contact us by email to moreinfo@ltsa.ca with your questions about this initiative.