FAQs

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.

One of the registered owners of a land title has died. How can their name be removed from the title?

Transferring title such as after the death of a spouse or owner on title requires the expertise of a legal professional. See...

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...

Will I be informed by the LTSA if a charge is registered against my title?

Owners are typically involved or notified when charges are registered against their title. The notice will include information about the nature of...

Service Notice: Restricted Access to Land Title Offices

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. Access the COVID-19 practice materials and resources here and follow our Twitter account for updates.

  • 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.

Registering a Claim of Builders Lien with the LTSA is an important first step in protecting your claim for an outstanding debt for work done that qualifies under the Builders Lien Act.

A legal professional can provide you with legal advice regarding filing a claim and determine if an alternate legal process should be started to protect your interest. Information on the Builders Lien Act and forms may be found online or from the public library.

Steps to Apply by Mail

  1. FileForm 5 from Builders Lien Act and Filing Letter completed by the lawyer, notary public, lien claimant or registry agent.
  2. The nine-digit Parcel Identifier Number (PID) and legal description of the land, which can be searched for using BC Assessment’s e-valueBC website or found on your property tax assessment notice for the land or must be inserted in the form.
  3. There is no fee to file a Claim of Builders Lien.
  4. If you require confirmation of registration, please complete the PDF iconRequest Form for State of Title Certificate and for each title include payment for the Certification fee

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