The LTSA cannot process requests for records by telephone or email or conduct research on your behalf. 

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.

Why Request a State of Title Certificate

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.

Hire a Professional to Assist

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.

Register for a myLTSA Explorer Account

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, documents and plans
  • Search by:
    • Parcel Identifier (PID) or title number
    • Document and plan number
    • ParcelMap BC Search
  • 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, documents and plan images. Learn more about myLTSA Explorer or register online.

Request at a Land Title Office Counter or by Mail

To request:

  1. 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
    1. For mail-in requests, send a PDF iconRequest Form for State of Title Certificate, duly completed with a full legal description
  2. Pay the Certification fee of $14.31 for each State of Title Certificate

Additional Information

At a Land Title Office Counter

  • Land title office hours are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm for State of Title Certificate requests

  • Payment is by debit, Visa, MasterCard, cheque or money order
  • Cash is not accepted

By Mail

    • When completing the State of Title Certificate form, type or print clearly in dark ink on standard letter-size paper (8.5” x 11”)
    • 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