COVID-19 Notice

In order to protect the health and well-being of our employees and customers, the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA) is restricting access in all Land Title Offices to only its employees, direct access pass holders and Registry Agents until further notice.

Land Title Office front counters are closed; all other office operations continue as usual. Follow us on Twitter for updates.

From time to time, the LTSA circulates direction to all land surveyors on specific Application and Survey Plan requirements.

Access these informal direction documents using the links below. Download current versions of all Surveyor General forms noted in the direction documents.

DIRECTION NUMBER DIRECTION TITLE PUBLISH DATE
Direction No. 16 Surveys of Crown Land Pursuant to the Land Title Act and Land Act and Submission of Resultant Plans to the Surveyor General Updated June 15, 2020
Direction No. 15 Establishment of Highway over Untitled Crown Land April 2018
Direction No. 14 Accretion and Natural Boundary Adjustment Applications within the Regional District of Central Kootenay February 2017
Direction No. 13 Plan Requirements for Additions to Well Site Areas October 2013
Direction No. 12 Electronic Submission of Statutory Applications to the Surveyor General Updated June 15, 2020
Direction No. 9 Information on the Body of a Plan which will be Deposited into a Land Title Office Updated December 2010
Direction No. 5 Plan Image Version Control April 2009
Direction No. 3 Surveyor General Division Fees When Survey Performed at the Direction of Government Updated June 15, 2020
Direction No. 2 Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Electronic Survey Plan Process: Process for Obtaining Approval of Electronic Plans August 2008

 

Directions to Land Surveyors are periodically reviewed and updated for usability and relevance. Directions which have been superseded or are outdated have been removed from the above table.

Summary of Changes - Directions to Land Surveyors

From time to time, the Surveyor General Division reviews all Directions to Land Surveyors for usability and relevance.

A summary of all changes as at June 15, 2020 is provided below:

DIRECTION NUMBER DIRECTION TITLE PUBLISH DATE STATUS EXPLANATORY NOTES
Direction No. 16 Surveys of Crown Land Pursuant to the Land Title Act and Land Act and Submission of Resultant Plans to the Surveyor General Updated June 2020 Active Updated to reflect changes to submissions due to Web Filing
Direction No. 16 Surveys of Crown Land Pursuant to the Land Title Act and Land Act and Submission of Resultant Plans to the Surveyor General May 2018 Active None
Direction No. 15 Establishment of Highway over Untitled Crown Land April 2018 Active None
Direction No. 14 Accretion and Natural Boundary Adjustment Applications within the Regional District of Central Kootenay February 2017 Active None
Direction No. 13 Plan Requirements for Additions to Well Site Areas October 2013 Active None
Direction No. 12 Electronic Submission of Statutory Applications to the Surveyor General Updated June 2020 Active Updated to reflect changes to submissions due to Web Filing
Direction No. 12 Electronic Submission of Statutory Applications to the Surveyor General Updated July 2018 Active Updated to reflect current practice.
Direction No. 11 Submission of Electronic Land Title Act Survey Plans to the Surveyor General August 2012 Retired Pertinent information is retained in Direction No. 16
Direction No. 10 Surveys of Titled Crown Land: Obtaining Consent of the Crown as Owner and Obtaining the Signature of the Surveyor General August 2012 Retired Pertinent information is retained in Direction No. 16
Direction No. 9 Information on the Body of a Plan which will be Deposited into a Land Title Office Updated December 2010 Active This Direction specifically addresses how to show unregistered plans on plan images.
Direction No. 8 Electronic Filing System – New Forms April 2010 Retired Form updates now available through LTSA announcements.
Direction No. 7 Documents to Guide Preparation of Electronic Plans Updated March 2013 Retired Plan specifications now contained in Survey Rules and Directors Requirements.
Direction No. 6 New Electronic Forms Available and Guidance on Plan Orientation April 2009 Retired Form updates now available through LTSA announcements.
Direction No. 5 Plan Image Version Control April 2009 Active None
Direction No. 4 Posting Plans: Completion of Application to Deposit Plan at Land Title Office Form July 2008 Retired None
Direction No. 3 Surveyor General Division Fees When Survey Performed at the Direction of Government Updated June 2020 Active Updated to reflect changes to submissions due to Web Filing
Direction No. 3 Surveyor General Division Fees When Survey Performed at the Direction of Government Updated June 2018 Active Updated to include link to LTSA Fee Schedule.
Direction No. 2 Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Electronic Survey Plan Process: Process for Obtaining Approval of Electronic Plans August 2008 This Direction has been re-written and is before the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure for review (as at August 16, 2018). Once this Direction is finalized and published to the LTSA website, ABCLS members will be notified through the News from the ABCLS.
Direction No. 1 Technical Specifications: Plan Size and Orientation, Font Type September 2008 Deleted Plan specifications now contained in Survey Rules and Directors Requirements.