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.

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...

What is an example of a legal description of a parcel of land?

There have been at least nine different survey systems utilized in BC and each describes land in a slightly different manner or format.


Here are the recommended professionals or organizations to consult in the following areas.

Find Legal and Other Professionals

BC Land Surveyor

Search the Members Listing on the ABCLS website or Yellow Pages under “Surveyors/Land”

BC Lawyer

Search the Lawyer Lookup on The Law Society website or search Yellow Pages under “Lawyer”

BC Notary Public

Search the Find a Notary page on the Society on the BC Notaries Public website or Yellow Pages under “Notary Public”


Search the Find a Realtor page on the REALTOR website or Yellow Pages under “Realtor”

Registry Agent

Search the Membership List on the BC Association of Professional Registry Agent website or search Yellow Pages under “Title Search”


Search the list of independent researchers on Royal BC Museum (BC Archives) website

Access LTSA Records

Title Searches and Land Title Documents or Plans

BC lawyer, BC notary public, BC land surveyorregistry agent or land title office counter 

Find Legal Description and Parcel Identifier (PID) for a Property

BC Assessment’s e-valueBC site

Title Monitoring to Alert When There is Title Activity

BC lawyer, BC notary public or registry agent

Surveyor General Records (Crown land Survey Plans, Crown grants or Field Books)

Email the Records Distribution Services at orderdesk@ltsa.ca or contact the LTSA Customer Service Centre

Historical Records

Registry agent or historian

Other Property and Real Estate Information

Building Location Surveys and Survey Certificates

BC land surveyor

Confirm Status of Commissioners for Taking Affidavits in BC

Search the Commissioners Lookup page on the BC Government website

Land Use or Municipal Information

Your local city, municipality or regional district

Land Survey-related Issues Between You and Your Neighbour

BC land surveyor

Property and Estate Advice

BC lawyer or BC notary public

Property Assessment Information

BC Assessment Authority

Property Tax Information

Your local city, municipality or regional district

Survey Plan or Boundary Advice

BC land surveyor

Other Land Matters 

Age of Buildings

Consult your local government and ask for building or permit department

Archaeological Sites

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations – Archaeology

Escheats Issues

BC Registry Services

Land Settlement Board

Ministry of Agriculture

Location of Septic Tanks

Local Health Authority, BC Onsite Sewage Association or "Click to locate a septic tank"

Mobile/Manufactured Homes

Ministry of Finance – Manufactured Home Registry

Oil and Gas Development - Landowner Information

Ministry of Natural Gas Development Landowner Notification Program

Soldier Settlements

Director of Veterans Affairs

Water Licenses

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations