A State of Title Certificate is a copy of the title that is certified correct at the time of issuance by the land title office.
You may need a State of Title Certificate for your property for several reasons:
- To confirm the registration of a change to the registered title, when:
- Buying or selling a property.
- A mortgage is paid off.
- A registered interest has been created or modified.
- In support of an application to court.
- For your personal records.
If you are unsure if you require a State of Title Certificate, consult a professional.
Registry agents and other professionals can electronically request a State of Title Certificate on your behalf. They can also assist with interpreting it. When you hire a professional, they will provide you with an estimate of fees owing.
myLTSA Explorer is a single-user account that is ideal for customers who wish to order a limited number of land title records each year.
myLTSA Explorer allows you to:
- Request State of Title Certificates, registered titles and plans
- Search by Parcel Identifier (PID) or title number
- Pay by credit card
To complete the online registration form, you will need to enter your contact information including an email address. Once the login process has been completed, you will immediately be able to request titles, State of Title Certificates and plan images. Learn more about myLTSA Explorer or register online.
- Know the complete legal description of the property, including the property's nine-digit Parcel Identifier (PID), which can be searched for using BC Assessment's e-valueBC website or found on your property tax assessment notice
- For mail-in requests, send a Request Form for State of Title Certificate, duly completed with a full legal description
- Pay the Certification fee of $14.31 for each State of Title Certificate