• 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 duplicate certificate of title or duplicate Indefeasible Title is a highly valuable document and when lost, it is costly and time consuming to replace. Its loss could interfere with future plans to transfer the title.

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

To obtain a provisional Certificate of Title in lieu of a duplicate certificate which has been lost or destroyed.

  1. Pay the Indefeasible Title fee of $71.58 per title requested

  2. Proof of loss in the form of a sworn affidavit by the owner(s) stating:

    1. The title number, legal description of the land, and name of the registered owner(s).

    2. The particulars as to delivery of the duplicate indefeasible title from the time it was taken from the land title office to its receipt by the registered owner and the circumstances of its loss and efforts made to find it.

    3. That the registered owner has been in uninterrupted legal possession of the land for a certain number of years without any adverse claim having been made on him or her.

    4. That he or she has never pledged the duplicate indefeasible title or hypothecated it by way of security for a loan or otherwise except asset out in the affidavit.

    5. The present market value of the land including any improvements on it.

  3. Where the duplicate indefeasible title has passed through several hands after delivery from the land title office, the registered owner(s) should obtain sworn affidavits from each party so as to establish the continuity or chain of events leading to the loss or destruction.

  4. Upon review and acceptance of the application, you will be contacted regarding advertising requirements and further instructions.

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