Front Counters Open By Appointment Only

Please be aware that LTSA’s Land Title Office front counters are open by appointment only to protect the safety of our customers and staff. Customers can contact the Customer Service Centre on 1-877-577-LTSA (5872) to book an in-person visit.

Storage of Records

  • LTSA’s New Westminster vault houses historic records from the Vancouver and New Westminster land title districts.
  • LTSA’s Victoria vault houses Victoria, Kamloops, Nelson, Prince George, and Prince Rupert land title district historic records.
  • LTSA’s Victoria and New Westminster vaults have been custom designed to store and conserve historical records, including fire and flood damage mitigation.
  • DocuWare, the document management software LTSA uses to store digital historic records, is accessible by LTSA employees and those with direct access privileges, who have a DocuWare user account, from terminals in the LTSA’s offices.
  • LTSA is in the process of digitizing approximately 48,000 reels of microfilm. There are approximately 7,000+ reels associated with the Kamloops and Nelson land title districts which were digitized and accessible through DocuWare prior to the duplicate microfilm reels being relocated to Victoria in October 2021.

Records Inventory

The table below provides an overview of the date range and physical extent of the historic land title records of the seven original land title offices. Please note:

  • It does not identify gaps in records holdings, missing volumes, or other anomalies that are explained in the inventory database that will be made available on this website when completed. For the purpose of this overview, partial volumes are treated as whole volumes.
  • To date, the historic records inventory has focused on land title records in paper format. Consequently, records that exist only in microform or digital format are not included in this overview. Some of the documents coded as “None Found” may in fact exist on microfilm.
  • “Ongoing” indicates that the record series was still being created in 2008. The plus (+) sign following a quantity of plans indicates that the number is approximate because the series is ongoing.
 Victoria New WestminsterVancouverPrince RupertPrince GeorgeKamloopsNelson
Inclusive Years1860 ongoing1885 ongoing1891-19901909-20021966-20021893 ongoing1901-1997
Record Series Title
Absolute Fees Parcels Book12 volumes,
1861-1907
10 volumes,
1871-1915
8 volumes,
1871-1905
1 volume,
1874-1906
None Found6 volumes,
1870-1907
5 volumes,
1881-1906
Bylaw Plans1012 plans,
1919-1980
None FoundNone FoundNone FoundNone FoundNone FoundNone Found
Certificates of Indefeasible Title5 volumes,
1866-1905
3 volumes,
1884-1954
1 volume,
1905-1913
None FoundNone Found1 tank,
1910-1912
5 dockets,
1914-1923
Charge Parcels Book8 volumes,
1861-1906
6 volumes,
1870-1905
7 volumes,
1871-1905.
1 volume,
1870-1905
None Found4 volumes,
1870-1906
2 volumes,
1886-1906
Church Property Plans31 plans,
1924-1951
None FoundNone FoundNone FoundNone FoundNone FoundNone Found
Conveyances6 volumes,
1861-1870
3 volumes,
1862-1870

None FoundNone FoundNone Found9 volumes,
1862-1870
1 volume,
1867 only
Crown Grant Documents4 tanks of documents,
1920-1980
75 tanks of documents,
1892 ongoing
43 tanks and 42 files of documents,
1872-2001
70 tanks of documents,
1895-2000
156 tanks of documents,
1896-2002
171 tanks of documents,
1893 ongoing
120 tanks,
1896-1997
Deeds Deposited497 tanks of documents;
1860-1979
1 tank;
1880-1919
None FoundNone FoundNone FoundNone Found2 tanks,
1892-1918
Documents DepositedNone FoundNone FoundNone FoundNone FoundNone FoundNone FoundNone Found
Documents Filed
20 tanks of documents,
1862-1971
64 drawers plus 10 records storage boxes of documents,
1920-1959
None Found2 tanks of documents,
ca. 1900-1971
None FoundNone Found2 tanks of documents, 1921-1966
Documents Filed Plans970 plans,
1929-1967
49 tanks,
1929-1987
187 tanks,
1887-1991
12 tanks of plans,
1912-1971
None Foundca. 1080 plans,
1899-1966
11 tanks of plans,
????-1966
General Plan Series79430+ plans,
1861 ongoing
170300+ plans,
1878 ongoing
22800 plans,
1882-1991
74000 plans,
1915-1997
ca. 35500 plans, 1909-200225 tanks of plans, 39000 plans, also those in a “blended” series, 1914 ongoingNone Found
Highway PlansFiled in Right-of-Way Plan seriesNone Found
182 plans, 1953-1978; effective 1979, filed in Explanatory & Reference Plan series
Inventory in Progress250 plans, plus those in Running Number Series,
1948-1994
954 plans, 1947-1967; plus “H” series plans in “blended” series,
1967-1985
374 plans,
1931-1975
Indian Reserve Plans79 plans,
1876-1934
None Found1 plan,
1916
None Found2 plans,
????-1964
None FoundNone Found
Key Plans1351 plans,
1914-1946
1675 plans,
????-1981
4 map books and 324 plans,
1914-1985
None FoundNone Found1 volume,
????-????
154 plans and 1 volume,
1914-1953
Official Survey Plans796 plans,
1909-1980
None FoundNone FoundNone FoundNone FoundNone FoundNone Found
Posting Plans

4370 plans,
1965-1980
930 plans, 1991 only; effective 1992, filed in General Plan Series122 tanks,
1937-1991
None FoundNone FoundPart of approx. 2800 plans, 1966-1987, after which filed in General Plan SeriesNone Found
Railway and Foreshore PlansNone FoundNone Found19954 plans,
1907-1990
None FoundNone FoundNone FoundNone Found
Railway PlansNone FoundNone FoundNone Foundca. 73 plans,
1903-1960
None Foundca. 300 plans,
1913-1955
None Found
Record of Agreements and Miscellaneous Instruments3 volumes,
1870-1921
None Found4 volumes,
1884-1932
None FoundNone Found2 volumes,
1870-1893
1 volume,
1888-1900
Record of Conveyances2 volumes,
1870-1921
2 volumes,
1870-1920
2 volumes,
1871-1907
None FoundNone Found7 volumes,
1862-1910
2 volumes,
1877-1920
Record of Mortgages2 volumes,
1870-1919
None FoundNone FoundNone FoundNone Found1 volume,
1870-1893
2 volumes,
1867-1899
Reference and Explanatory PlansNone Foundca. 17460 plans,
1911-1960
ca. 20650 plans,
1911-1991
None FoundNone FoundNone FoundNone Found
Reference Plans2089 plans,
1936-1980
None FoundNone FoundNone FoundNone Foundca. 1760 plans as part of “blended” series,
1967-1985
None Found
Register of Absolute Fees38 volumes,
1861-2003
55 volumes,
1871-2001
32 volumes,
1870-1919
3 volumes,
1874-1990
1 volume,
1894-1950
19 volumes, 1870-199119 volumes, 1881-2006
Register of Charges34 volumes,
1861-2000
25 volumes,
1870-2004
45 volumes,
1871-1998
3 volumes,
1870-1990
1 volume,
1912 only
11 volumes,
1870-1991
8 volumes,
1886-2006
Register of Indefeasible Fees11 volumes,
1905-1914
15 volumes,
1905-1915
19 volumes,
1905-1917
6 volumes,
1905-1915
1 volume,
1906-1913
7 volumes,
1905-1920
3 volumes,
1905-1922
Register of Mortgages2 volumes,
1861-1870
None FoundNone FoundNone FoundNone Found7 volumes,
1861-1920
None Found
Right-of-Way and Easement PlansNone FoundNone FoundNone FoundNone Foundca. 600 plans,
1914-1966
part of “blended” series, 1914-1985None Found
Right-of-Way Plans3480 plans,
1913-1980
6 plans, dates not yet determinedNone FoundNone Found850 plans,
1916-1966
ca. 3260 plans,
1916-1985
642 plans,
1938-1975
Satisfaction Book7 volumes,
1861-1911
None Found10 volumes,
1876-1911
None FoundNone Found5 volumes,
1878-1912
5 volumes,
1888-1912
Strata Plans5846+ plans,
1968 ongoing
10111+ plans,
1968 ongoing
2893 plans,
1968-1991
100+ plans,
1970-2001
356 plans,
1974-2002
318+ plans,
1970 ongoing
231 plans,
1974-1997
Subdivision PlansNone FoundNone FoundNone Found3 plans,
1914 only
None Foundca. 36000 plans,
1893-1985
ca. 20850 plans,
1885-1997
Supplemental Charge Book1 volume,
1861-1870
None FoundNone FoundNone FoundNone FoundNone FoundNone Found
Supplemental Charges Parcels Book1 volume,
1861-1870
None FoundNone FoundNone FoundNone FoundNone FoundNone Found

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