FAQs

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...

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...

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 address for the land title office?

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

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 PDF icon new 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 icon Version 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 icon PTT 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.