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...

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.

The recommended way to submit applications to the land title office is through a professional. If you choose to submit an application yourself, the land title office registration process for applications received by mail or in person is described below.

Identification of Documents

When receiving applications by mail or in person, the cashier will stamp your document with the date, time and a pending application number to identify them.

Successful Registration

An Examiner of Title will review your application to ensure compliance with legal requirements. If legal requirements are met, it will be registered and recorded with the application number effective on the date and time originally stamped on your document.

If you would like confirmation of registration, you may order a State of Title Certificate for a fee.

The turnaround time for examining land title applications varies throughout the year and is on average completed within six business days.

Unsuccessful Registration

If your application does not meet basic Land Title Act requirements, a Notice Declining to Register (Defect Notice) will be mailed to the address listed in Item 1 of your application.

This notice will describe the reason for the defect and may suggest what is needed to meet the requirements of the appropriate Land Title Act or related statutes. An additional fee may be required when you return your documents to the land title office.

Recourse for Applicants

If you receive a Notice Declining to Register (Defect Notice), please be aware of the stated time limits for resubmission. If the requirements are not met within the time indicated, your application may be cancelled.