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...

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...

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...

The Ministry of Finance Property Transfer Tax (PTT) Return Version 31 is now in effect. It is available for download from the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA) website or through the myLTSA portal.

Please be reminded that a fully completed Version 31 PTT Return form must be electronically submitted for all taxable transactions on or after September 17, 2018.

For more information, please refer to the Property Transfer Tax Return Guide and the resources available on the Property Transfer Tax web page. You can also contact the Property Taxation Branch directly by email to pttenq@gov.bc.ca or call toll-free at 1-888-355-2700.