LTSA Announces Modest Fee Changes

Most LTSA services fees, including Land Owner Transparency Registry fees will increase by a small amount as of April 1, 2023. LTSA uses revenue from fees to cover operational costs and address the impact of inflation. Learn More

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Online Change of Name on Title Application for BC Property Owners

LTSA has introduced a new online application for property owners to change a name on title. Learn More

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Front Counters Open By Appointment Only Alert Level: LOW

Please be aware that LTSA’s Land Title Office front counters are open 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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Claim of Builders Lien Online Application Now Available

File a Claim of Builders Lien application online at The new online application includes the option to easily prepopulate key information. LTSA encourages customers to use the online form to submit an application online, by mail or in person.

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Surveyor General Reports

Other Resources

History of Survey Systems
In the earlier years of BC’s development, various Crown land survey systems were used to define raw Crown land. View a 1975 paper on the History of Crown Land Survey Systems, prepared by W.A. Taylor, a former Surveyor General of BC.

History of E&N Land Grant, Railway Belt and Peace River Block
In BC’s history, there were several major grants of Crown land to railway companies to facilitate settlement. View an account of the History of the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Crown Land Grant, Railway Belt and Peace River Block, prepared by W.A. Taylor, a former Surveyor General of BC.

Descriptions of Land
This publication provides guidelines for writing and interpretation of legal descriptions. View Crown land descriptions.

Land Districts of British Columbia
This publication outlines the land districts in the Province of British Columbia. View the land districts of British Columbia.

Canadian Generally Accepted Land Surveying Principles
Published by the Canadian Council on Geomatics, this document outlines the major principles that guide the land surveying practice in Canada:

  • Principles to guide the development of land surveying governance models and legal boundary frameworks.
  • Principles for providing Canadians access to qualified Land Surveying professionals.
  • Principles that guide the role of a Land Surveyor in Canada.

Survey and Plan Rules

Survey and Plan Rules are the detailed survey standards that land surveyors must follow when conducting land surveys and preparing legal survey plans.

The Survey and Plan Rules are maintained by the Association of British Columbia Land Surveyors and may be found on their site.