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Please be aware that LTSA’s Land Title Office front counters are open 9 am – 3 pm, Monday to Friday by appointment only. Many common transactions are now available online. To book an in-person visit, contact the Customer Service Centre at 1-877-577-LTSA (5872) .

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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. 18 Disposing of provincial public highway through section 58 of the Land Act Updated October 30, 2023
Direction No. 17 Large Historic District Lots January 26, 2022
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 October 30, 2023
Direction No. 15 Establishment of Highway over Untitled Crown Land Updated October 30, 2023
Direction No. 14 Accretion and Natural Boundary Adjustment Applications within the Regional District of Central Kootenay Updated October 30, 2023
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 12, 2023
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 October 30, 2023
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 Directions which have been superseded or are outdated have been removed from the above table.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 is provided below:

DIRECTION NUMBER DIRECTION TITLE PUBLISH DATE STATUS EXPLANATORY NOTES
Direction No. 18 Disposing of provincial public highway through section 58 of the Land Act Updated October 2023 Active Updated to reflect change of Ministry responsible for relevant portions of the Land Act from Ministry of Forests to Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship
Direction No. 18 Disposing of provincial public highway through section 58 of the Land Act Created September 26, 2022 Active Created to provide direction on disposing of provincial public highway through s. 58 of the Land Act. This Direction was originally published as a “Policy and Procedure” paper but the content was transitioned to this Direction.
Direction No. 17 Large Historic District Lots Created January 2022 Active Created to provide direction on large historic district lots.
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 October 2023 Active Updated to reflect change of Ministry responsible for relevant portions of the Land Title Act and Land Act from Ministry of Forests to Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship
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 2023 Active Updated to reflect the change of name of the BC Energy Regulator (BCER) and to remove s.9(1) Ministry of Lands, Parks and Housing Act plans
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 April 2022 Active Updated to reflect Ministry of Forests name change
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 March 2022 Active Updated to clarify section 80 Land Act and section 9(1) Ministry of Lands, Parks and Housing Act submissions.
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 Updated

October 2023

Active Updated to reflect change of Ministry responsible for relevant portions of the Land Title Act and Land Act from Ministry of Forests to Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship.
Direction No. 15 Establishment of Highway over Untitled Crown Land Updated

June 2023

Active Updated to include policy on applications under s. 80 of the Land Act.
Direction No. 15 Establishment of Highway over Untitled Crown Land Updated

April 2022

Active Updated to reflect Ministry of Forests name change
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 Updated

October 2023

Active Updated to reflect change of Ministry responsible for relevant portions of the Land Title Act from Ministry of Forests to Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship
Direction No. 14 Accretion and Natural Boundary Adjustment Applications within the Regional District of Central Kootenay Updated

April 2022

Active Updated to reflect Ministry of Forests name change
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 January 2023 Active Minor update to reflect current practice regarding s. 118(1)
Direction No. 12 Electronic Submission of Statutory Applications to the Surveyor General Updated September 2022 Active Minor update to reflect current practice regarding s. 58
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 October 2023 Active Updated to reflect change of Ministry responsible for relevant portions of the Land Act from Ministry of Forests to Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship
Direction No. 3 Surveyor General Division Fees When Survey Performed at the Direction of Government Updated April 2022 Active Updated to reflect Ministry of Forests name change
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.