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How does my organization become eligible to hold a conservation covenant on a particular parcel of land?

Individuals and non-government organizations are able to register a covenant on private lands. Anyone interested in registering and holding...

Note: Page updated to include instructions for Web Filing

Content for this page has been updated to include instructions for Web Filing of applications to the Surveyor General. Background information on Web Filing is available here. Technical instructions for Web Filing have been added to myLTSA’s Surveyor General Practice Guide.

The PDF versions of Surveyor General forms are now retired. Land surveyors must use the Web Filing versions of these forms moving forward. Web Filing forms can be accessed through the Web Filing menu option in myLTSA.

Section 94(1)(d), Land Title Act

  • Certain old plans of waterfront property improperly depict the location of the natural boundary. For a variety of reasons it is necessary, at times, to properly define the extent of the property. This is achieved by a BC land surveyor who prepares a new plan of the subject property, on which is shown the natural boundary in its correct location. Upon successful application pursuant to this section, the plan is certified by the Surveyor General.
  • The plan is ultimately deposited in the land title office. Upon deposit of this plan, a new indefeasible title is registered, referencing the new plan which properly defines the extent of the land.

  • An application must be made to the Surveyor General by a BC land surveyor in accordance with Circular Letter 477A. The application must provide sufficient evidence that the present natural boundary is in the same location today as it was at the time of the original survey.

  • Please submit applications through myLTSA using the Web Filing Surveyor General Application and Plan Submission form and setting the Application or Plan Type dropdown list to “Natural Boundary Adjustment Application” or “Natural Boundary Adjustment Final Plan”. The Surveyor General Practice Guide contains instructions for Web Filing.

  • In Web Filing, Checklists for application packages are integrated into the Web Filing process and are entered online. An example checklist for a Natural Boundary Adjustment application is PDF icon located here.

  • An PDF icon example checklist is also provided to assist in the preparation of the final plan. 

  • Directions to Land Surveyors No. 12 and No. 14 provide additional information.