Land Survey Plans
A land survey represents pictorially the legal boundaries and dimensions of a surveyed parcel of land. It identifies the type and location of monuments or survey posts set in the ground to define the boundaries of the parcel. Some types of survey plans are subdivision plan, reference plan, posting plan, air space plan or strata plan.
Survey plans are prepared by professional BC land surveyors for filing in a land title office or in the Crown land registry. Each year, over 11,000 land survey plans are submitted to the LTSA for filing and registration. Many historical survey plans are available only in hardcopy format.
Scanned images of most survey plans registered in our land title offices are available through myLTSA Enterprise. You may also contact the Customer Service Centre, or a land surveyor, legal professional or registry agent to request an electronic copy of a survey plan.
You may also wish to search basic land information free of charge via the ParcelMap BC Guest portal, or register for a myLTSA Explorer account through the myLTSA portal for enhanced land information and access to other records for purchase from the LTSA.
Having a Land Survey Completed
The LTSA’s Surveyor General Services oversees the land survey system and works closely with the Association of British Columbia Land Surveyors in maintaining cadastral (legal) survey standards.
These standards are the rules that professional land surveyors must follow when they are hired by a landowner to survey a parcel of land. The rules define approved land survey methods and accuracy requirements. They also specify standards for maintaining on-the-ground survey evidence, such as survey monuments.
If you would like a land survey completed, contact a member of the Association of British Columbia Land Surveyors.
Locating Property Boundaries
The LTSA cannot provide assistance with locating property boundaries.
Please contact a member of the Association of British Columbia Land Surveyors to find a land surveyor that can assist you.