The information contained in the land title register is constantly updated as new land transactions are registered.
All current titles from 1990 onward and most documents and plans are stored online and are available electronically via the LTSA’s Search Services access via myLTSA Enterprise.
Business and professional customers who occasionally search for active land titles and order plans may consider registering for a myLTSA Explorer account.
Land title records before the 1990s are stored in microfilm or in paper and will incur extra fees to be located and scanned. Requests for these records are best fulfilled by a registry agent or a copy may be obtained from the appropriate land title office. Direct access to original land title and survey records is limited to LTSA employees and those with direct access privileges including land surveyors, historical researchers and registry agents.
Land title office employees are not able to undertake historical research of land title records.
The Surveyor General Division maintains all the physical records of surveys of Crown lands and all the Crown grants issued to alienate Crown land in the province. It also supports the maintenance of the provincial Crown land registry records in the Tantalis system, which is operated by the Land Tenures Branch of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. Tantalis records can be accessed through the Provincial Government's GATOR system.
To order copies of Crown land survey plans, Crown grants or field books from the Surveyor General's records vault, please email the Records Distribution Services at [email protected] or contact the LTSA Customer Service Centre. When you place your order, fees will apply and Records Distribution staff will inform you of the total amount due.
Those with myLTSA Enterprise accounts are encouraged to submit requests for records from the Surveyor General using the Scan on Demand service. Records will be delivered to the user's myLTSA Inbox and the fees will be deducted from their myLTSA account.
The LTSA provides a free internet mapping viewer called Online Cadastre through which one can view numerous layers of information, including primary survey parcels, roads, water bodies, contour lines and images created from air photography. The Online Cadastre viewer can assist municipalities in determining the extents of integrated survey areas, the location of geodetic control survey monuments and can be a valuable research tool.
The LTSA is nearing the completion of development of ParcelMap BC. ParcelMap BC provides a single, complete, trusted and sustainable electronic map of all active titled parcels and surveyed provincial Crown land parcels in BC and is actively updated as new surveys are completed. Access to ParcelMap BC currently requires a myLTSA Explorer or Enterprise account. A free mapping viewer of ParcelMap BC can be accessed by logging into myLTSA.