To change name on title as a result of marriage, divorce or other legal name change.
- Original Marriage Certificate or Certificate of Change of Name.
Evidence may be required to demonstrate a “chain” of name changes if the Name on the Marriage Certificate or the Previous Name on the Certificate of Change of Name differs from the Name on Title (for example, due to a previous married name or additional/missing middle name).
- If you were married or changed your name in BC, these documents may be obtained from BC's Vital Statistics Agency or the nearest Service BC office. A marriage commissioner's statement of marriage or a copy of a marriage license is not acceptable. If the marriage certificate is in a language other than English, it must be translated and the translation must be in the form of an original statutory declaration sworn before a notary public or lawyer.
- To apply to change your married surname back to your birth surname, you must supply the original Marriage Certificate and ensure the "chain" of name changes is clearly demonstrated by providing evidence such as an original statutory declaration supported by the original Birth Certificate.
- A duly-completed Form 17 - Change Name by Marriage.
- Duplicate Certificate of Title must be surrendered if not on file at the land title office. A title search will determine if the Duplicate Title is still on file in the land title office.
- Pay the Indefeasible Title fee of $71.58 for each parcel or charge affected.
- If you require confirmation of registration, please complete a Request Form for State of Title Certificate and for each title include payment of $14.31 for the Certification fee.