Property owners in BC will start to receive 2017 property assessment notices in early January 2017. These notices are prepared by BC Assessment, a provincial Crown corporation that classifies and values all real property in British Columbia. Visit the BC Assessment website to learn more about assessment notices and property values.
The Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA) is responsible for administering the land title and survey systems of BC that provide the foundation for all real property business and ownership in the province. The LTSA delivers secure land titles through timely, efficient registration of land title interests and survey records. Your title is a source of some of the information shown on your property assessment notice.
- You did not receive an assessment notice. The 2017 property assessment notices are prepared using information current as of November 30, 2016. If your property transaction occurred after this date, the information may not have been included in the assessment roll used to generate the notices.
- You need to discuss your assessment with a representative.
If your address information needs to be updated, you must notify both organizations:
- BC Assessment: update your address in the assessment roll.
- LTSA: update your address on title using Form 15, and submit it to a land title office.
The LTSA also handles any name changes required to the assessment notice. Complete Form 17 - Change Name and submit it to a land title office in person or by mail. Learn more about what else is needed to change a name on title.
The general public should contact lawyers or notaries to conduct filings, such as removing the name of a deceased person from title.
Customers can sign up for a myLTSA Explorer account to conduct searches for titles or plans, or use the services of a Registry Agent to obtain copies of documents. See Hire a Professional to Assist You for contact details.
The LTSA does not provide legal advice and cannot assist customers with completing application forms for land title registration or conduct title searches over the telephone.