COVID-19 Notice

In order to protect the health and well-being of our employees and customers, the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA) is restricting access in all Land Title Offices to only its employees, direct access pass holders and Registry Agents until further notice.

Land Title Office front counters are closed; all other office operations continue as usual. Follow us on Twitter for updates.

Find Your Parcel Identifier (PID)

What is a Parcel Identifier (PID)?

A PID is a nine-digit number that uniquely identifies a parcel in the land title register of British Columbia. The Registrar assigns PID numbers to parcels for which a title is being registered. The Land Title Act refers to the PID as the permanent parcel identifier.

You can find a property’s PID or legal description through:

  • BC Assessment’s Assessment Search (civic address required)
  • ParcelMap BC using geographic location, PID, civic address or other identifier.
  • A tax assessment notice from BC Assessment
  • Municipal tax notice

Find Legal and Other Professionals

Here are the recommended professionals or organizations to consult in the following areas.

BC Land Surveyor Search the Members Listing on the ABCLS website
BC Lawyer Search the Lawyer Lookup on The Law Society website
BC Notary Public Search the Find a Notary page on the Society of the BC Notaries Public website
Realtor Search the Find a Realtor page on the REALTOR website
Registry Agent Search the Membership List on the BC Association of Professional Registry Agents website
Historian Search the list of independent researchers on Royal BC Museum (BC Archives) website

Access LTSA Records

Title Searches and Land Title Documents or Plans BC lawyerBC notary publicBC land surveyorregistry agent or land title office counter
Find Legal Description and Parcel Identifier (PID) for a Property BC Assessment’s e-value BC site
Title Monitoring Alerts BC lawyerBC notary public or registry agent
Surveyor General Records (Crown land Survey Plans, Crown grants or Field Books) Email the Records Distribution Services at orderdesk@ltsa.ca or contact the LTSA Customer Service Centre
Historical Records Registry agent or historian

Other Property and Real Estate Information

Building Location Surveys and Survey Certificates BC land surveyor
Confirm Status of Commissioners for Taking Affidavits in BC Search the Commissioners Lookup page on the BC Government website
Land Use or Municipal Information Your local city, municipality or regional district
Land Survey-related Issues Between You and Your Neighbour BC land surveyor
Property and Estate Advice BC lawyer or BC notary public
Property Assessment Information BC Assessment Authority
Property Tax Information Your local city, municipality or regional district
Survey Plan or Boundary Advice BC land surveyor

Other Land Matters

Age of Buildings Consult your local government and ask for building or permit department
Archaeological Sites Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations – Archaeology
Escheats Issues BC Registry Services
Land Settlement Board Ministry of Agriculture
Location of Septic Tanks Local Health Authority, or BC Onsite Sewage Association
Mobile/Manufactured Homes Ministry of Finance – Manufactured Home Registry
Oil and Gas Development – Landowner Information Ministry of Natural Gas Development Landowner Notification Program
Soldier Settlements Director of Veterans Affairs
Water Licenses Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations