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...

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 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 is the purpose of the Authorized Subscriber Register (ASR)?

The purpose of the Authorized Subscriber Register (ASR) is to provide certain organizations that issue and submit land title documents over the...

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 Ministry of Finance has authorized a new version (Version 29) of the Property Transfer Tax (PTT) Return form (FIN 530). The return is effective November 27, 2017 and is now available for download from the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA) website or through the Electronic Filing System (EFS) accessed on myLTSA.

ONLY THE FOLLOWING VERSIONS OF ADOBE ACROBAT CAN BE USED TO COMPLETE PDF icon VERSION 29 OF THE PROPERTY TRANSFER TAX RETURN:
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro/Standard DC 2015 Release (Classic)
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro/Standard DC Continuous Release
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro/Standard 2017

View the Ministry of Finance Tax Information Sheet for specific changes in Version 29 of the Property Transfer Tax Return form. Additional resources are available on the Property Transfer Tax web page.

NOTE: When preparing the PTT Return (Version 29), please ensure it is NOT electronically signed prior to submission on November 27, 2017.

For more information, please contact the Property Taxation Branch directly by email to pttenq@gov.bc.ca or call toll-free at 1-888-355-2700.