FAQs

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...

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...

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....

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...

The Ministry of Finance has authorized a PDF iconnew version (Version 31) of the Property Transfer Tax (PTT) Return form (FIN 530). The return is effective September 17, 2018 and is now available for download from the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA) website. It will also be available through the Electronic Filing System (EFS) in the myLTSA portal on Friday, September 7, 2018. 

If the transferee has already executed a Version 30 PTT return, the administrator of Property Transfer Tax will permit it to be used as the true copy, to meet the requirements of s.13.1(5) of the Property Transfer Tax Act. However, a fully completed PDF iconVersion 31 PTT Return form must be electronically submitted for all taxable transactions on or after September 17, 2018, notwithstanding that the transferee may not have signed it. Practitioners must ensure they obtain the necessary information to be able to complete Version 31.

Additional resources are available on the Property Transfer Tax web page.

NOTE: When preparing the PDF iconPTT Return (Version 31), please ensure it is NOT electronically signed prior to submission on September 17, 2018.

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.