PDF iconEFS Requirements for Electronic Land Title Plans Updated March 2013 and February 2016

Purpose of this communication

The purpose of this communication is to ensure all land surveyors are aware of the three documents that provide guidance for the preparation of electronic plans.

  1. The General Survey Instruction Rules: The General Survey Instruction Rules ("Survey Rules") maintained by our Association contain many of the rules for the preparation of electronic plans. As the Survey Rules are updated from time to time, it is suggested that land surveyors refer to the current version of the Survey Rules published on the Association website.
  2. Requirements for Electronic Land Title Plans: Just prior to opening electronic survey plan functionality to all land surveyors last year it was discovered that the Survey Rules did not provide complete guidance for the preparation of plans pursuant to the Land Title Act and Strata Property Act. To bridge this gap the Table of Concordance was created. Now that the land surveying community has had sufficient experience preparing electronic survey plans, we are commencing the process with the Association's Survey Rules Committee to migrate the contents of the Table of Concordance into the Survey Rules. For now, land surveyors must continue to refer to both documents for guidance in the preparation of plans pursuant to the Land Title Act and the Strata Property Act. See: Requirements to File Electronic Land Title Plans (formerly the Table of Concordance).
  3. The Signatures and Approvals Template: The Signatures and Approvals Template was created to provide a template for all the possible signature blocks that might be required on Land Title Act and Strata Property Act plans. All the signature blocks required for a particular plan should be pasted onto copies of the final page contained in this document and affixed as the final page or pages of the Application Form. See: Signatures and Approvals Template. (updated February 2016)

Jeff Beddoes, BCLS
Senior Deputy Surveyor General