FAQs

What is a copy of a true copy of an electronic form?

A copy of the true copy is the printed copy of the electronic form with original signatures that has been faxed, copied or scanned.

The true...

What are you certifying when you apply the digital signature?

The electronic signature of the subscriber is a certification by the subscriber that the material facts set out in the electronic instrument or...

Does a subscriber have to be the same individual as the witnessing officer?

No. The subscriber does not have to be the same individual as the witnessing officer. It is also important to note that the role of the subscriber...

How long do I need to retain documents submitted electronically to the land title office?

Under the Land Title Act, the electronic version of a document submitted through EFS is deemed to be the original document for all...

When does the subscriber have to deliver the true copy or copy of the true copy of the original electronic instrument to the Registrar?

The subscriber must be in position to deliver the true copy or copy of the true copy of the original electronic instrument if requested by the...

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Direction to Land Surveyors No. 9 (Updated December 29, 2010)

This Direction to British Columbia Land Surveyors supersedes the Direction on this subject posted on the LTSA website dated July 2008

The information contained in this document pertains to both electronic and mylar plans submitted for registration to a land title office.


Summary

Land title office staff do not have the authority to alter or add information to a plan. Accordingly, information on the face of the plan must be current at the moment a physical plan is signed by the land surveyor or the Certification Form affixed to an electronic plan is digitally signed by the land surveyor.

Details

Unregistered electronic plans may be shown in the scenery on plans submitted for land title office registration as long as the assigned EPP number and the land surveyor who has prepared the unregistered plan are expressed.

Follow PDF icon this link to view an image which shows an example of the acceptable manner in which to show unregistered plans on a plan submitted to the land title office for registration.

Please contact a land title office or the Surveyor General Division of the Land Title and Survey Authority for more information.

Jeff Beddoes, BCLS, CLS
Senior Deputy Surveyor General