• 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.

To transfer property by way of a fee simple transfer.

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

1. A duly-completed Microsoft Office document iconForm A for each parcel.

2. Property Transfer Tax Return (FIN579S).

a. If you require assistance with this form, contact the Ministry of Finance, Property Transfer Tax Section. Please do not contact the land title office as we cannot help you with this specific form. Note the payment method specified below.

b. Download a copy of the manual Property Transfer Tax Return (FIN579)

c. Cheques payable to the "Minister of Finance" are the only acceptable form of Property Transfer Tax (PTT) payment accepted at land title office. The land title offices accept manually filed PTT forms on behalf of the Ministry of Finance as a courtesy to LTSA customers.

3. Duplicate Certificate of Title must be surrendered if not on file in the land title office.

4. Pay Indefeasible Title fee of $71.58 for each parcel plus any Property Transfer Tax owing under Item 2. 

5. Use a Microsoft Office document iconForm D and Microsoft Office document iconForm E if required.

6. Certificate of Payment (Strata Property Act Form F) must accompany a transfer of an interest in a strata lot. Form F may be obtained from the strata council or management company.

7. If you require confirmation of registration, please complete aPDF icon Request Form for State of Title Certificate and for each title include payment of $14.31 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
  • This is the expected registration process for applications received in person or via mail
  • When paying Property Transfer Tax (PTT), a cheque payable to the “Minister of Finance” is the only acceptable form of payment accepted at land title office

At a Land Title Office Counter

  • Submit the completed form(s) to the land title office that serves the land title district in which the property is located.
  • Hours are:
    • 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday to Friday for registration of documents
    • 9:00 am to 4:00 pm for other services (title searches or plan and document copies)
  • Payment is by debit, Visa, MasterCard, cheque or money order
  • Cash is not accepted
  • Any filings submitted after 3:00 pm are processed the next business day

By Mail

  • Fees are payable in Canadian funds by cheque or money order payable to: Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia
  • Do not mail cash