How can I find the Parcel Identifier (PID) for a property?

You can search for a PID using ParcelMap BC, the LTSA's online map of active...

What is a Parcel Identifier (PID)?

A Parcel Identifier or PID is a nine-digit number that uniquely identifies a parcel in the land title register of in BC. The Registrar of Land...

Why can't the land title office give me legal advice?

Land title staff are unable to advise on legal rights or actions associated with land titles and charges. The Registrar of Land Titles and staff...

How do I know which land title district my property is in?

View a map of the Land Title Districts in BC for more information.

The general instructions on this website do not guarantee registration.

All land title applications undergo a complete examination after they are received. The LTSA recommends you consult with a legal professional who can provide advice on compliance with these statutory forms and related matters.

LTSA employees are not permitted to provide legal advice or assist in completing forms.

Please note the duplicate certificate of title or duplicate Indefeasible Title is a highly valuable document.

It is recommended that the certificate be kept in a safety deposit box to ensure its security. It is costly and time consuming to replace, and its loss could interfere with future plans to transfer the title.

Steps to Apply at a Land Title Office Counter or by Mail

The title must not be subject to a right to purchase a mortgage.

  1. Duly-completed Form 22 as follows:

    1. Full names of all owners, exactly as on title along with mailing address

    2. Complete legal description, including the nine-digit parcel identifier (PID), which can be found be searched for on the BC Assessment website or found on your property tax assessment notice for the land

    3. Clear indication of how the duplicate certificate of title is to be delivered and who is to receive it

    4. Signatures of all registered owners who are on title with their signatures witnessed by someone who is not a party to the instrument

  2. Pay the Indefeasible Title fee for each duplicate certificate of title requested 

  3. If you come into the land title office to pick up the duplicate certificate of title, we require two pieces of identification. One must be government-issued picture identification, such as a driver's license. If you request the duplicate certificate of title by mail, the duplicate title will be forwarded to you by registered mail requiring a signature and the address on the application must match the address on title.

Additional Information

  • When completing forms, type or print clearly in dark ink on standard letter-size paper (8.5" x 11")
  • If you are submitting a copy of the application to be returned to you, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope
  • Fees are payable in Canadian funds by cheque or money order payable to:

    Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia

    Anvil Centre Office Tower
    Suite 500 - 11 Eighth Street
    New Westminster, British Columbia
    Canada, V3M 3N7

  • Do not mail cash