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Active Circular Letter Index

CL#485 Integrated Survey Area No. 28, City of Campbell River, Updated Boundary November 16, 2020
CL#484 Section 58 Land Act Applications July 21, 2020
CL#483 Metro Vancouver High Precision Network – New and Adjusted Monuments December 16, 2019
CL#482 Integrated Survey Area No. 1, City of Surrey and Integrated Survey Area No. 13, City of Delta – New and Adjusted Monuments December 3, 2019
CL#481 Reporting Damaged  or Destroyed Integrated Survey Area Control Monuments December 19, 2018
CL#480 Annulment of Integrated Survey Area No. 5, District of Elkford December 19, 2018
CL#479 Official Coordinates for Integrated Survey Areas within the Metro Vancouver Regional District and the Fraser Valley Regional District – Refreshed Elevation Values December 7, 2018
CL#478 Land Statutes Amendment Act 2018 November 16, 2018
CL#477A Accretion and Natural Boundary Adjustment Applications to Surveyor General Pursuant to Sections 94(1) and 118(1) of the Land Title Act (This letter updates Circular Letter No. 477 originally issued July 11, 2018) April 06, 2020
CL#476 Minor Amendments to Existing Circular Letters July 11, 2018
CL#475A Surveys of Crown Land pursuant to the Land Title Act and the Land Act and Submission of Resultant Plans to the Surveyor General (This letter updates Circular Letter No. 475 originally issued May 24, 2018) June 15, 2020
CL#474 Integrated Survey Area No. 10, District of North Cowichan and Integrated Survey Area No. 11, City of Duncan – Vertical Integration of Existing Monuments May 23, 2018
CL#473 Integrated Survey Area No. 51, City of Langford, New Monuments December 11, 2017
CL#472 Integrated Survey Area No. 10, District of North Cowichan, Updated Elevation Values

Integrated Survey Area No. 11, City of Duncan, Updated Elevation Values

October 17, 2017
CL#471 Integrated Survey Area No. 20, City of Nanaimo, New Monuments and Updated Horizontal and Vertical Coordinates for Existing Monuments

NANA GNSS Station, Updated Elevation Value

October 17, 2017
CL#470 Ambulatory Natural Boundaries and Artificial High Water Marks – Effects on the Extent of Ownership June 30, 2016
CL#469 Integrated Survey Area No. 20, City of Nanaimo, Official Plan and Coordinates November 3, 2015
CL#468 Section 108 Land Title Act April 21, 2015
CL#467 Integrated Survey Area No. 50, City of Fort St. John, Official Plan and Coordinates March 13, 2015
CL 465B Official Vertical Datums for Legal Surveys in British Columbia (This letter updates Circular Letter No. 465A originally issued December 7, 2018) August 28, 2019
CL#463A Official Horizontal Datums for Georeferencing Legal Surveys in British Columbia December 16, 2019
CL#462 Integrated Survey Area No. 51 City of Langford, Official Plan and Coordinates December 13, 2013
CL#461B Block Outline Survey – Section 69(3), Land Title Act November 16, 2018
CL#456 Integrated Survey Area No. 50, City of Fort St. John, Official Plan and Coordinates March 1, 2012
CL#455 Headings on Plans Filed Pursuant to Section 69 of the Land Title Act February 15, 2012
CL#453 Integrated Survey Area No. 79 District of Sechelt, Official Plan and Coordinates September 7, 2011
CL#452 Process for Seeking an Extension of Time for the Submission of Well Site Plans and Statutory Right of Way Plans pursuant to the Oil and Gas Activities Act General Regulation July 26, 2011
CL#447 Amendment to Boundary of the Delta Integrated Survey Area June 7, 2010
CL#440A Surveyor General Fees for Examination of Survey Plans related to Mineral Title Surveys July 11, 2018
CL#435 Bill 12, 2007 Amendments to the Mineral Tenure Act April 23, 2007
CL#430 Integrated Survey Area No.51 District of Langford, Official Plan and Coordinates June 30, 2006
CL#429 Official Coordinates for Integrated Survey Areas outside of the Greater Vancouver Regional District and the Capital Regional District April 18, 2006
CL#427 Amended boundary of ISA No. 37 City of Port Alberni November 30, 2005
CL#425 Official Coordinates for Integrated Survey Areas within the Greater Vancouver Regional District May 25, 2005
CL#424A Surveys conducted on the boundary of, or within, Provincial Parks and Protected Areas July 11, 2018
CL#423 Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia will become an operating entity January 14, 2005
CL#422 Integrated Survey Area No. 68 – District of Kitimat, Official Plans and Coordinates August 12, 2004
CL#420 On April 29, 2004, Bill 17 Land Survey Statutes Amendment Act, 2004 received Royal Assent April 29, 2004
CL#418 Integrated Survey Area No. 4 – City of Kelowna, Official Plans and Coordinates October 14, 2003
CL#416 Integrated Survey Area No. 84 – City of Trail, Official Plan and Coordinates April 25, 2003
CL#411 Official Coordinates for Integrated Survey Areas within Greater Victoria November 22, 2001
CL#408 Integrated Survey Area No. 54 – Williams Lake, Official Plans and Coordinates September 28, 2001
CL#405 Integrated Survey Area (ISA) Official Plans and Coordinates June 24, 1999
CL#404 Integrated Survey Area (ISA) Official Plans and Coordinates March 15, 1999
CL#390 Integrated Survey Area No. 20 – City of Nanaimo July 26, 1996
CL#389 Marking Boundaries for Logging Purposes July 26, 1996
CL#385 Cutting of Merchantable Timber March 13, 1995
CL#380 Integrated Survey Area 40 – City of Colwood August 20, 1993
CL#379 Integrated Survey Area 37 – City of Port Alberni August 20, 1993
CL#377 Integrated Survey Area No. 25 – District of Burnaby March 23, 1993
CL#375 Integrated Survey Area No. 42 – City of White Rock Integrated Survey Area No. 45 – City of Langley November 4, 1992
CL#370 Integrated Survey Area No. 42 – City of White Rock February 10, 1992
CL#369 Integrated Survey Area No. 36 – District of Maple Ridge February 10, 1992
CL#366 Integrated Survey Area No. 39 – City of Prince George June 13, 1991
CL#364 Integrated Survey Area No. 20 – City of Nanaimo June 13, 1991
CL#363 Integrated Survey Area No. 13 – District of Delta June 13, 1991
CL#358 Integrated Survey Area No. 43 – Town of Ladysmith July 27, 1990
CL#357 Integrated Survey Area No. 31 – City of Vancouver July 27, 1990
CL#356 Integrated Survey Area No. 12 – City of Penticton March 30, 1990
CL#355 Integrated Survey Area No. 30 – District of Saanich March 30, 1990
CL#354 Surveys of Filled Foreshore July 27, 1990
CL#352 Integrated Survey Area No. 38 – Township of Esquimalt November 1, 1989
CL#348 Integrated Survey Area #17 – City of Victoria April 27, 1989
CL#327 Integrated Survey Area 35 – being the City of Port Moody September 9, 1986
CL#324 Integrated Survey Areas 25 and 37 – District of Burnaby and City of Port Alberni October 22, 1985
CL#322 Integrated Survey Area No. 34 – Municipality of Oak Bay July 10, 1985
CL#318 Integrated Survey Area No. 23 – City of Kamloops September 17, 1984
CL#317 Integrated Survey Area No. 20 – City of Nanaimo March 20, 1984
CL#311 Integrated Survey Area No. 27 – City of Rossland January 26, 1983
CL#308 Integrated Survey Area No. 18 – Municipality of Richmond March 30, 1982
CL#306 Integrated Survey Area No. 32 – Town of Parksville February 17, 1982
CL#305 Integrated Survey Area No. 33 – Municipality of Tumbler Ridge February 17, 1982
CL#303 Integrated Survey Area No. 29 – Sidney September 11, 1981
CL#301 Integrated Survey Area No. 24 – District of Abbotsford June 22, 1981
CL#297 Integrated Survey Area No. 26 – District of Powell River September 1, 1980
CL#291 Integrated Survey Area No. 28 – District of Campbell River May 12, 1980
CL#289 Integrated Survey Area No. 22 – District of North Saanich November 7, 1979
CL#287 Integrated Survey Area No. 19 – City of Vernon March 10, 1979
CL#285 Integrated Survey Area No. 21 – Central Saanich September 28, 1978
CL#280 Integrated Survey Areas Nos. 3 and 16 March 28, 1978
CL#259 Integrated Survey Area No. 14 March 27, 1975
CL#244 Reserves for Survey Control Monuments August 28, 1973
CL#242 Integrated Survey Areas Nos. 10, 11, 12 and 13 April 30, 1973
CL#237 Integrated Survey Area No. 9 – Cranbrook July 27, 1972
CL#235 Integrated Survey Areas Nos. 6, 7 and 8 May 3, 1972
CL#234 Land Registry Act – undesignated strip of land March 1, 1972
CL#231 Integrated Survey Area No. 5 – Elkford February 18, 1972
CL#221 Integrated Survey Area No. 4 – Kelowna July 16, 1970
CL#215 Notice of Reserves April 15, 1970
CL#210 Integrated Survey Area No. 3 – Nelson June 16, 1969
CL#199 Integrated Survey Area No. 2 – Dawson Creek June 25, 1968
CL#192 Integrated Survey Area No. 1 July 18, 1967

 

Inactive Circular Letter Index

The below Circular Letters are superseded or no longer in effect.

CL#477 Accretion and Natural Boundary Adjustment Applications to Surveyor General Pursuant to Sections 94(1) and 118(1) of the Land Title Act July 11, 2018
CL475 Surveys of Crown Land pursuant to the Land Title Act and the Land Act and Submission of Resultant Plans to the Surveyor General May 24, 2018
CL#466 Section 58 Land Act Applications June 5, 2014
CL#465A Official Vertical Datums for Legal Surveys in British Columbia (This letter updates Circular Letter No. 465) December 7, 2018
CL#465 Official Vertical Datums for Legal Surveys in British Columbia (This letter supersedes Circular Letter No. 464) April 8, 2014
CL#464 Official Vertical Datums for Legal Surveys in British Columbia March 25, 2014
CL#463 Official Horizontal Datums for Georeferencing Legal Surveys in British Columbia January 27, 2014
CL#461A Block Outline Survey – Section 69(3), Land Title Act July 11, 2018
CL#461 Block Outline Survey – Section 69(3), Land Title Act August 13, 2012
CL#460 Applications to the Surveyor General Pursuant to Section 108(3) of the Land Title Act August 13, 2012
CL#459 Accretion and Natural Boundary Adjustment Applications to the Surveyor General Pursuant to Sections 94(1) and 118(1) of the Land Title Act August 13, 2012
CL#458 Section 58 Land Act Applications August 13, 2012
CL#457 Parcel Designations and Land Act Plan Confirmations August 13, 2012
CL#454 Requirements for Accretion and Natural Boundary Adjustment Applications to the Surveyor General Pursuant to Sections 94(1) and 118(1) of the Land Title Act January 16, 2012
CL#451 Requirement to Submit Certain Types of Plans Electronically June 2, 2011
CL#450 Section 94(1) Land Title Act Certificates on Reference Plans December 6, 2010
CL#449 Oil and Gas Activities Act General Regulation and LTSA Fee Schedule September 30, 2010
CL#448 Dedication of Arterial Highway upon the Deposit of Certain Plans September 23, 2010
CL#446 Land Surveyors Plan Certification – Replacement of old “Form 9” with new Statement by Surveyor March 2, 2010
CL#445 Section 94(1) Land Title Act Certificates on Reference Plans November 9, 2009
CL#444 Section 94(1) Land Title Act Certificates on Reference Plans September 11, 2009
CL#443 Land Title and Survey Authority Website Update and Online Cadastre Upgrade August 12, 2009
CL#442 Computer Driven Plotters and Copiers June 22, 2009
CL#441 Land Title and Survey Authority Fee Increase June 22, 2009
CL#439 Goods and Services Tax October 20, 2008
CL#438 Integrated Survey Area No. 1 City of Surrey, Official Plan and Coordinates August 15, 2008
CL#437 Additional Plan Requirements for Electronic Survey Plans June 18, 2008
CL#436 Surveyor General Division, Land Title and Survey Authority Fee March 13, 2008
CL#434-Attach Attachment referenced in CL#434
CL#434 Consent on Subdivision, Reference and Explanatory Plans where the Provincial Crown is the Registered Owner of the Land March 28, 2007
CL#433 Parcel Designation and Plan Examination Fee Increase March 5, 2007
CL#432 Block Outline Survey – Section 69(3), Land Title Act August 22, 2006
CL#431 Digital Survey Plans July 21, 2006
CL#428 Access to Records & Service and Product Charges March 15, 2006
CL#426 Revised Section 58 Land Act Applications September 12, 2005
CL#424 Surveys Conducted within Provincial Parks and Protected Areas January 31, 2005
CL#421 Land Title Act, Section 108 – Application and Plan Requirements June 4, 2004
CL#419 The General Survey Instruction Regulation was recently amended by BC Reg. 6/2004 and came into effect on January 22, 2004 January 26, 2004
CL#417 New Process for Requesting Parcel Designations and Land Act Plan Submission Requirements July 17, 2003
CL#415 Amendment to Section 67(t) of the Land Title Act Regulations, Form 9, Statement by Surveyor March 28, 2003
CL#414 New Survey Instruction and Plan Examination Processes March 10, 2003
CL#413-Attach Attachment referenced in CL#413 December 5, 2002
CL#413 Expression of Areas and Plan Headings on Plans Prepared Pursuant to Land Act, where Roads are Established or where Water Bodies Exist December 5, 2002
CL#412-Attach Attachment referenced in CL#412 March 5, 2002
CL#412 Survey Restoration Fund March 5, 2002
CL#410 General Survey Instruction Regulation (BC Reg. 229/2001) October 10, 2001
CL#409 Surveyor General Branch October 3, 2001
CL#407 Change in Ministry June 6, 2001
CL#406 Requests for Proposal for the Survey of Certain Nisga’a Lands June 24, 1999
CL#403 Web Access to Integrated Survey Area Plans and Plan Scanning, ISA Plans and OSG Supplementary Certificates January 8, 1999
CL#402 Integrated Survey Area (ISA) Official Plans and Coordinates October 19, 1998
CL#401 Highway Dedication over Registered and Unregistered Land October 19, 1998
CL#400 Integrated Survey Area Official Plans and Coordinates June 15, 1998
CL#399 Integrated Survey Area (ISA) Monument Replacement, Extension Process and Section 42 Applications December 16, 1997
CL#398 Confirmation of Official Plans December 16, 1997
CL#397 Revised Statutes May 29, 1997
CL#396 Section 58 Land Act Applications Replaced by CL : #426 May 29, 1997
CL#395 Accretion and Natural Boundary Adjustment Applications May 29, 1997
CL#394 Crown Land Registry Services and the OSG May 29, 1997
CL#393 Revised Statutes and Other Items April 25, 1997
CL#392 Computer Driven Plotters July 26, 2006
CL#391-Attach Attachment referenced in CL#391 July 26, 1996
CL#391 Digital Plan Standards for Municipal Mapping Purposes July 26, 1996
CL#388 General Survey Instructions (BC Reg. No. 33/96) March 26, 1996
CL#387 Integrated Survey Area Coordinates December 13, 1995
CL#386 Computer Driven Plotters March 13, 1995
CL#384 Integrated Survey Area Coordinates July 13, 1994
CL#383 Integrated Survey Area Coordinates February 25, 1994
CL#382 Computer Driven Plotters October 12, 1993
CL#381 Cadastral Ties within Integrated Survey Areas September 23, 1993
CL#378 Fees for Branch Services August 20, 1993
CL#376 Well Site Survey Fees March 23, 1993
CL#374 Mathematical Closure of Plans October 7, 1992
CL#373 Revised Land Act Fees May 25, 1992
CL#372 Wellsite Plans Pursuant to the P & NG Act May 25, 1992
CL#371 Section 118 – General Survey Instructions February 10, 1992
CL#368 Ministry name change – Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks November 22, 1991
CL#367 Unauthorized Use of Survey Monuments October 2, 1991
CL#365 Integrated Survey Area No. 28 – District of Campbell River June 13, 1991
CL#362 General Survey Instructions – New Survey Instruction Regulation (BC Reg. 156/91) June 13, 1991
CL#361 Ministry name change – Ministry of Lands and Parks April 17, 1991
CL#360 Fees under the Land Title Act December 24, 1990
CL#359 Highways and Forest Roads over Crown Land July 27, 1990
CL#353 Change in Ministry – Signature block change for plans requiring signature of the Minister November 9, 1989
CL#351 Block Outline Surveys of Highways and Forest Roads November 7, 1989
CL#350 Section 108(2.1) – Land Title Act October 30, 1989
CL#349 Surveys of Single Blocks over more than one District Lot or Section June 22, 1989
CL#347 Rights of Way crossing Forest Roads October 3, 1988
CL#346 Change in Ministry Name October 3, 1988
CL#345 Integrated Survey Area No. 13 – District of Delta August 2, 1988
CL#344 Changes to procedures for surveys of forest roads and highways June 2, 1988
CL#343 Certificate to be draughted on plans of surveys carried out for the Ministry of Transportation and Highways May 27, 1988
CL#342 Surveys under the Pipeline Act May 27, 1988
CL#341 Reducing time required to issue survey instructions May 27, 1988
CL#340 Section 69(3), Land Title Act March 25, 1988
CL#339 Integrated Survey Area No. 23 – City of Kamloops March 9, 1988
CL#338 BCGS designation on plans prepared pursuant to statute March 8, 1988
CL#337 Division of the Peace River-Liard Regional District to Fort Nelson-Liard Regional District and Peace River Regional District March 2, 1988
CL#336 Land Act Fee Schedule November 30, 1987
CL#335 Adjustment of Petroleum and Natural Gas Act Wellsite Traverses December 1, 1987
CL#334 Natural Boundary Definition July 24, 1987
CL#333 Highway Right-of-Way Surveys June 24, 1987
CL#332 1) Branch Name Change 2) Calibration of Base April 8, 1987
CL#331 Fees Under the Land Title Act April 8, 1987
CL#330 Integrated Survey Area No. 14 – Coquitlam November 26, 1986
CL#329 Ministry Change September 9, 1986
CL#328 Tape and EDM Standardization Base at Powell River September 9, 1986
CL#326 Integrated Survey Area No. 23 – City of Kamloops (Boundary Change) March 3, 1986
CL#325 Aluminum Post Caps March 3, 1986
CL#323 Retirement – G. T. Mullin October 22, 1985
CL#321 Update on Progress of Automation of Maps and Records May 28, 1985
CL#320 British Columbia Geographic System December 17, 1984
CL#319 Statutory Rights of Way Plans; Land Title Office Plan Approvals; British Columbia Geographic System October 23, 1984
CL#316 Amendment to Supplemental Information General Survey Instructions August 12, 1983
CL#315 Inclusion of computer print-out with submission of plans June 17, 1983
CL#314 Amended Mineral Act Survey Instructions May 16, 1983
CL#313 Apps. under Sec. 274 Land Title Act; Block Outline Surveys March 25, 1983
CL#312 Errors on Survey Plans February 7, 1983
CL#310 Survey Instructions for Crown land October 1, 1982
CL#309 Section 69(3) Land Title Act – (Amended) July 22, 1982
CL#307 Survey Restoration Program March 11, 1982
CL#304 Mailing List for Integrated Survey Co-ords October 21, 1981
CL#302 Survey Post Charges July 7, 1981
CL#300 Integrated Survey Area No. 14 – District of Coquitlam June 16, 1981
CL#299 Fees under the Land Act March 9, 1981
CL#298 Surveyor General’s Regulations January 26, 1981
CL#296 Accretion or Natural Boundary Adjustment Application within a Statutory Right of Way May 29, 1980
CL#295 Natural Boundary Adjustments May 29, 1980
CL#294 Accretion Applications May 29, 1980
CL#293 Section 75, Land Act, RSBC 1979 May 29, 1980
CL#292 Section 55, Land Act, RSBC 1979 May 29, 1980
CL#290 The Revised Statutes of British Columbia 1979 May 12, 1980
CL#288 General Survey Instructions Advice Letter October 19, 1979
CL#286 Integrated Survey Area No. 15 – enlarged January 18, 1979
CL#284 Change of Elevation Datum – Fraser Valley September 28, 1978
CL#283 Amendments to Circular Letter #282 April 24, 1978
CL#282 Instructions for Survey of Mineral Claims April 18, 1978
CL#281 Strata Titles Act Regulations April 18, 1978
CL#279 Covenants in favour of the Crown March 6, 1978
CL#278 Cancellation of Circular Letter #264 June 27, 1977
CL#277 Integrated Survey Areas 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 – Metric Coords June 27, 1977
CL#276 New Type 4 Survey Monuments June 13, 1977
CL#275 Integrated Survey Areas 1, 5, 6 & 7 – Metric Coords April 1, 1977
CL#274 Integrated Survey Area No. 4 – Kelowna February 24, 1977
CL#273 LR Act – Metric Equivalents February 24, 1977
CL#272 Surveys on the Metric System December 23, 1976
CL#271 Metric Conversion May 21, 1976
CL#270 Integrated Survey Area No. 15 – (see Circular Letter 286) April 28, 1976
CL#269 Fee Payable for Sec. 53 and Sec. 72 Land Act Apps March 26, 1976
CL#268 Mineral Act Surveys, Unit and Two Post Systems – Metric March 23, 1976
CL#267 Strata Titles Act Regulations September 19, 1975
CL#266 Property Law Act – Encroachments Formerly Laws Declaratory Act) September 12, 1975
CL#265 Changes in boundaries of Integrated Survey Areas August 26, 1975
CL#264 Approval – Urban Sprawl in unorganized territory August 19, 1975
CL#263 Retirement – A. H. Ralfs, BCLS August 8, 1975
CL#262 Instructions for Surveys in Integrated Survey Areas June 11, 1975
CL#261 Land Commission Subdiv. in ALR exclusions and inclusions April 30, 1975
CL#260 Mineral Act Amendment Act – 1974 April 18, 1975
CL#258 Land Act Regulations March 20, 1975
CL#257 Adoption of UTM Rectangular Co-ordinates March 5, 1975
CL#256 Strata Titles Act Reg. deleting ref. to Sec. 14(2) January 24, 1975
CL#255 Tape and E.D.M. Standardization Base at Prince George December 9, 1974
CL#254 Tape Standardization – Surrey October 15, 1974
CL#253 Survey Post Charges (see Circular Letter 302) January 10, 1975
CL#252 Strata Titles Act 1974 – Commentary October 11, 1974
CL#251 Strata Titles Act Regulations (BC Reg. 534/74) October 4, 1974
CL#250 Integrated Survey Regulations – Explanation of October 1, 1974
CL#249 Land Registry Act Amendment Act, 1974 August 1, 1974
CL#248 Land Registry Act – Natural Boundaries of Crown Grants June 17, 1974
CL#247 Tape Standardization Base – District of Coquitlam June 17, 1974
CL#246 Land Registry Act – Duplicate White Prints December 14, 1973
CL#245 Integrated Survey Area No. 1 – Surrey (Amending Circular Letter No. 192) October 16, 1973
CL#243 Land Commission Act Certificates August 20, 1973
CL#241 Farm Land Preservation February 19, 1973
CL#240 Integrated Surveys February 12, 1973
CL#239 Highways Access (Alternatives) Regulation January 11, 1973
CL#238 Tape Standardization Bases at Cranbrook, Penticton and Kelowna October 27, 1972
CL#236 Land Registry Act – Sections 80A and 106A June 29, 1972
CL#233 Land Registry Act – Covenants March 1, 1972
CL#232 Land Registry Act – Highway Access Regulation February 18, 1972
CL#230 Surveyor’s Obligations and Addendum 1972 August 16, 1971
CL#229 Land Act – National Topographic Numbering June 4, 1971
CL#228 Airspace Titles Act June 4, 1971
CL#227 10 Chain Lakeshore Reserves April 15, 1971
CL#226 Amendments to Various Acts March 15, 1971
CL#225 Integrated Survey Area No. 1 – Supplementary Certificates January 20, 1971
CL#224 Local Services Act – Subdivision Regulations December 8, 1970
CL#223 Land Registry Act – Highway Access Alternative Regs. September 18, 1970
CL#222 Land Registry Act – Addendum to Circular Letter #218 September 8, 1970
CL#220 Land Act – Road Allowance – Section 72 June 22, 1970
CL#219 Land Act – Unregistered Land (Creeks) Section 53 June 22, 1970
CL#218 Land Registry Act – Duplicate Tracings June 22, 1970
CL#217 Land Act – Revised May 1, 1970 May 15, 1970
CL#216 Standardization Base – City of Vancouver May 8, 1970
CL#214 Cancellation of Previous Circular Letters April 15, 1970
CL#213 Accretions April 15, 1970
CL#212 Land Registry Act – Integrated Survey Area No. 1 March 23, 1970
CL#211 Section 80, Subsection (11), Land Registry Act December 31, 1969
CL#209 Land Act – Water Areas in Relation to Survey May 30, 1969
CL#208 Land Act – Survey of Roads May 12, 1969
CL#207 Land Registry Act – Plan Sizes May 12, 1969
CL#206 Land Act – Amendments December 31, 1969
CL#205 Tape Standardization Base – City of North Vancouver March 11, 1969
CL#204 Tape Standardization Base – Municipality of Surrey March 11, 1969
CL#203 Survey Control – NE BC March 1, 1969
CL#202 Survey Control – NE BC December 31, 1969
CL#201 Survey Tie Rates – Revised January 30, 1969
CL#200 Permanent Survey Monuments July 5, 1968
CL#198 Survey Monuments – Amendments May 24, 1968
CL#197 Survey Monuments – Preservation March 19, 1968
CL#196 Survey Monuments – Preservation April 10, 1968
CL#195 Land Act – Survey Plans Introduction March 7, 1968
CL#194 Land Registry Act – E&N Blocks – Survey Instructions October 20, 1967
CL#193 Rectangular Coordinates August 28, 1967
CL#192 Integrated Survey Area No.1 – Surrey July 18, 1967
CL#191 Land Act -Dimensioning Amendment June 1, 1967
CL#190 Integrated Survey Area – Survey Instructions May 29, 1967
CL#189 Mineral Act – Survey Returns March 28, 1966
CL#188 Land Registry Act – Access to Navigable Waters March 21, 1966
CL#187 Crown Policy re: Agricultural Lands August 20, 1965
CL#186 Mineral Act – Perimeter Surveys June 15, 1965
CL#185 Land Registry Act – Accretions and Natural Boundary June 15, 1965
CL#184 Petroleum & Natural Gas Act – Drilling Regulations October 2, 1961
CL#183 Amendment to General Survey Instructions – Posting Plans August 31, 1961
CL#182 Land Act – Survey Tie Payment Rates August 13, 1963
CL#181 Land Act – Restoration areas requested May 1, 1963
CL#180 Survey Instructions – Time lag in surveying March 1, 1963
CL#179 Survey Post Sales November 6, 1962
CL#178 Survey Instructions – Correspondence when requesting May 15, 1962
CL#177 Readjustments of Map in Circular Letter #172 November 27, 1961
CL#176 Land Act – Area Allowed Interpretation November 20, 1961
CL#175A Land Registry Act – Posting Plans August 31, 1961
CL#175 Land Act – Payment for Renewals June 21, 1961
CL#174 Quieting Titles Act – Plans Supporting Applications May 31, 1961
CL#173 Readjustment of Map in Circular Letter #172 March 24, 1961
CL#172 Lower Fraser Valley – Map of Permanent Survey Monuments and Control Station February 10, 1960
CL#170 General Survey Instructions November 11, 1959
CL#169 BCLS Iron Bar Post Supplies October 23, 1959
CL#168 Land Registry Act – R/W Posting and Ties to MC’s September 17, 1958
CL#167 Land Act – Survey Policy December 15, 1958
CL#166 Survey Monuments – Protection of November 28, 1957
CL#165 Land Registry Act – R/W Survey Instructions June 7, 1956
CL#164 Land Registry Act – Highway R/W Surveys December 19, 1955
CL#163 Land Registry Act – Survey Checking January 12, 1955
CL#162 Survey Monument Renewals September 21, 1955
CL#161 Survey Instructions – Method of Requesting May 25, 1954
CL#160 Memorandum – Daily Rate of Pay, Survey Party Personnel April 12, 1954
CL#159 Land Registry Act – R/W other than Highways July 12, 1953

 

 

Summary of Changes - Circular Letters

From time to time, the Surveyor General Services reviews and updates Circular Letters (CL) for usability and relevance.

CL# CL TITLE STATUS EXPLANATORY NOTES
CL#477 Accretion and Natural Boundary Adjustment Applications to Surveyor General Pursuant to Sections 94(1) and 118(1) of the Land Title Act Superseded by  CL#477A Clarified who the SG refers applications to for comment
CL475 Surveys of Crown Land pursuant to the Land Title Act and the Land Act and Submission of Resultant Plans to the Surveyor General Superseded by  CL#475A Updated based on introduction of Web Filing
CL466 Section 58 Land Act Applications Superseded by  CL#484 Consolidates content from CL#458 and CL#466 and updates information for clarity
CL#465A Official Vertical Datums for Legal Surveys in British Columbia Superseded by CL#465B Adds details on epochs within the HTv2.0 hybrid geoid model and notes that in order to maintain compatibility with MASCOT, the only approved epoch for the HTv2.0 hybrid geoid model is the 1997 epoch
CL#465 Official Vertical Datums for Legal Surveys in British Columbia Superseded by CL#465A Updates reference from “General Survey Instruction Rules” to “Survey and Plan Rules”

Adds ‘CVD28GVRD2018’ as acceptable variant to the CGVD28 datum.

CL#464 Official Vertical Datums for Legal Surveys in British Columbia Superseded by CL#465 Adds details on acceptable vertical datum and geoid model

Lists HTMVBC00_Abb as acceptable geoid model when working within the Metro Vancouver to Abbotsford area.

Lists acceptable variants of the CGVD28 datum: ‘CVD28BC’, ‘CVD28GVRD’, ‘1928 Canadian Vertical Datum’.

Notes that CGG2013 geoid model elevations and resulting orthometric heights will not agree with MASCOT

CL#463 Official Horizontal Datums for Georeferencing Legal Surveys in British Columbia Superseded by CL#463A Updates reference from “General Survey Instruction Rules” to “Survey and Plan Rules”

Revises datum code from “NAD83(CSRS) 4.0.0.BC.1.GVRD” to “NAD83(CSRS) 4.0.0.BC.1.MVRD”

CL#461A Block Outline Survey – Section 69(3), Land Title Act Superseded by  CL#461B Removes wording associating block outline surveys specifically to subdivision and bare land strata plans

Changes “construction phase of the development” to “construction activities”

CL#461 Block Outline Survey – Section 69(3), Land Title Act Superseded by CL#461A Replace “may” with “must” (submit electronically)

Replace “EFS” with “myLTSA”

CL#460 Applications to the Surveyor General Pursuant to Section 108(3) of the Land Title Act Superseded by CL#468 Adds details on amendments to section 108 of the Land Title Act through section 7  of the Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations Statutes Amendment Act, 2014.
CL#459 Accretion and Natural Boundary Adjustment Applications to the Surveyor General Pursuant to Sections 94(1) and 118(1) of the Land Title Act Superseded by  CL#477 Removal of three month term during which new evidence can be considered once a decision is made on an application.
CL#458 Section 58 Land Act Applications Superseded by  CL#484 Consolidates content from CL#458 and CL#466 and updates information for clarity
CL#457 Parcel Designations and Land Act Plan Confirmations Superseded by CL#474 Change in process
CL#450 Section 94(1) Land Title Act Certificates on Reference Plans Inactive CL#450 was issued resulting from an Appeal in Bryan’s Transfer Ltd. v. Trail (City), 209 BCSC 1198.

Since CL#450 simply advised that the direction outlined in CL#444 was no longer relevant, and practices reverted to those in effect prior to the Appeal, both CL#444 and CL#450 have been made inactive.

CL#449 Oil and Gas Activities Act General Regulation and LTSA Fee Schedule Inactive Fees information for well site plans and oil and gas Statutory Right of Way plan examinations is also available in the Fees section on the LTSA website.
CL#445 Section 94(1) Land Title Act Certificates on Reference Plans Inactive CL#445 was issued resulting from a Stay of Proceedings in Bryan’s Transfer Ltd. v. Trail (City), 209 BCSC 1198. (See also Inactive Circular Letter 444)

Since CL#445 simply advised that the direction outlined in CL#444 was no longer relevant, and practices reverted to those in effect prior to the Supreme Court decision in Bryan’s Transfer. CL#444, CL#445 and CL#450 have been made inactive.

CL#444 Section 94(1) Land Title Act Certificates on Reference Plans Inactive CL#444 was issued resulting from the Supreme Court decision in Bryan’s Transfer Ltd. v. Trail (City), 209 BCSC 1198. The direction provided in this letter was later rescinded by CL#445 and CL#450.
CL#440 Mineral Title Surveys; Introduction of New Services and Associated Fees; and Reduction of Examination Fees for Plans Submitted Pursuant to the Mineral Tenure Act Inactive Information provided in this Circular Letter has been clarified in CL#440A.
CL#438 Integrated Survey Area No. 1 City of Surrey, Official Plan and Coordinates Superseded by  CL#482 Updates coordinate control monument listings and expands extent of Surrey ISA.
CL#434 Consent on Subdivision, Reference and Explanatory Plans where the Provincial Crown is the Registered Owner of the Land Inactive Information provided in this Circular Letter was also included in CL#474.
CL#426 Revised Section 58 Land Act Applications Superseded by CL#458 Adds clarification on road transfers and Surveyor General’s authority to adjudicate applications.  Updates application and site inspection requirements.
CL#424 Surveys conducted within Provincial Parks and Protected Areas Inactive Information provided in this Circular Letter has been updated and re-issued as CL#424A to clarify how survey instructions are to be obtained.
CL#419 General Survey Instruction Regulation amended by BC Reg. 6/2004 and in effect January 22, 2004 Inactive Information pertains to General Survey Instruction Regulations issued in January 2004.
CL#413 Expression of Areas and Plan Headings on Plans Prepared Pursuant to Land Act, where Roads are Established or where Water Bodies exist Inactive Information provided in this Circular Letter was also included the General Survey Instruction Rules.
CL#412 Survey Restoration Fund Inactive Information pertains to Survey Restoration Fund which no longer exists.
CL#403 Web Access to Integrated Survey Area Plans and Plan Scanning, ISA Plans and OSG Supplementary Certificates Inactive Information provided in this Circular Letter is out of date, with some information also included in the General Survey Instruction Rules.
CL#402 Integrated Survey Area Official Plans and Coordinates Inactive Information provided in this Circular Letter is out of date.
CL#400 Integrated Survey Area Official Plans and Coordinates Inactive Information provided in this Circular Letter is out of date.
CL#391 Digital Plan Standards for Municipal Mapping Process Inactive Information provided in this Circular Letter is out of date.
CL#387 Integrated Survey Area Coordinates Inactive Information provided in this Circular Letter is out of date.
CL#384 Integrated Survey Area Coordinates Inactive Information provided in this Circular Letter is out of date.
CL#383 Integrated Survey Area Coordinates Inactive Information provided in this Circular Letter is out of date.
CL#378 Fees for Branch Services Inactive Information provided in this Circular Letter is out of date.
CL#376 Well Site Surveys (Addresses Fee Payment) Inactive Information provided in this Circular Letter is out of date.
CL#367 Unauthorized Use of Survey Monuments Inactive There may be situations when setting survey monuments as traverse hubs can benefit the survey structure. Land Surveyors can use their professional judgement to determine the best monumentation.
CL#365 Integrated Survey Area No. 28, District of Campbell River Superseded by CL#485 Updates the boundaries of Campbell River’s Integrated Survey Area.
CL#349 Surveys of Single Blocks over more than one District Lot or Section Inactive Matters addressed in this letter can also be found in the General Survey Instruction Rules.
CL#345 Integrated Survey Area No. 13 – District of Delta Inactive Information provided in this Circular Letter is out of date.
CL#339 Integrated Survey Area No. 23 – City of Kamloops Inactive Information provided in this Circular Letter is out of date.
CL#337 Division of the Peace River-Liard Regional District to Fort Nelson-Liard Regional District and Peace River Regional District Inactive Information provided in this Circular Letter is out of date.
CL#335 Adjustment of Petroleum and Natural Gas Act Wellsite Traverses Inactive Information provided in this Circular Letter is out of date.
CL#332 Branch Name Change / Calibration of Base Inactive Iron posts marking the base line are no longer in place. Information regarding the Branch name change is out of date.
CL#330 Integrated Survey Area No. 14 – Coquitlam Inactive Information provided in this Circular Letter is out of date.
CL#328 Tape and EDM Standardization Base at Powell River Inactive The base line was established over 30 years ago and certain aluminum plugs may no longer be in the ground.
CL#326 Integrated Survey Area No. 23 – City of Kamloops (Boundary Change) Inactive Information provided in this Circular Letter is out of date.
CL#300 Integrated Survey Area No. 14 – District of Coquitlam Inactive Information provided in this Circular Letter is out of date.
CL#286 Integrated Survey Area No. 15 – enlarged Inactive Information provided in this Circular Letter is out of date. Further, the Matsqui Integrated Survey Area was subsequently annulled.
CL#277 Integrated Survey Areas 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 – Metric Coords Inactive Information provided in this Circular Letter is out of date.
CL#274 Integrated Survey Area No. 4 – Kelowna Inactive Information provided in this Circular Letter is out of date.
CL#270 Integrated Survey Area No. 15 (see Circular Letter 286) Inactive The Matsqui Integrated Survey Area was subsequently annulled.
CL#265 Changes in Boundaries of Integrated Survey Areas Inactive Information provided in this Circular Letter is out of date.
CL#255 Tape Standardization – Prince George Inactive The base line was established over 40 years ago and certain aluminum plugs may no longer be in the ground.
CL#254 Tape Standardization – Surrey Inactive The base line was established over 40 years ago.
CL#247 Tape Standardization – Coquitlam Inactive The base line was established over 40 years ago.
CL#240 Integrated Surveys – Elkford, Granisle and Mackenzie Inactive Information provided in this Circular Letter is out of date.
CL#239 Land Registry Act – Highway Access (see Circular Letter 223) Inactive Information provided in this Circular Letter is out of date.
CL#238 Tape Bases – Cranbrook, Penticton and Kelowna Inactive The base line was established over 40 years ago and certain aluminum plugs may no longer be in the ground.
CL#216 Standardization Base – City of Vancouver Inactive The base line was established over 40 years ago and certain concrete monuments are no longer in the ground.
CL#213 Accretions – Natural Boundary – Policy Inactive Information provided in this Circular Letter is out of date.
CL#205 Tape Standardization – North Vancouver Inactive The base line was established over 50 years ago and many or all of the brass plugs marking the base line are no longer in the ground.
CL#204 Tape Standardization – Surrey Inactive The base line was established over 50 years ago and copper nails marking the base line are no longer in the ground.