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Tax Notices and Information on Title

There are a number of documents which property owners may receive from various local or provincial government sources. It’s important that your information on title is correct to ensure these notices are accurate and received efficiently.

LTSA holds the definitive record of your land title, and this information – which includes name and mailing address – is shared with various agencies as required.

Confirm your title information by:

  • consulting your legal professional, or
  • register online for a myLTSA Explorer account to order your title. The myLTSA registration is free. A credit card is required to pay the cost of the title which will be sent electronically as a PDF file to your myLTSA Explorer account.

Types of Notices

Speculation Tax

Speculation Tax notices are sent by the Ministry of Finance to registered land owners in major urban areas of British Columbia based on information in the LTSA’s land title register and BC Assessment data.

Owner and address information for BC Speculation Tax notices are automatically updated when changes are made in the LTSA land title register.

If there are any concerns with your Speculation Tax notice or you need assistance with completing your declaration, you must contact the Ministry of Finance. Please visit the Speculation Tax support page for more information.

Property Tax

Property Tax notices are sent by your local municipality to registered land owners based on information in the LTSA’s land title register and BC Assessment data.

Owner and address information for Property Tax notices are automatically updated when changes are made in the LTSA land title register.

If there are any concerns with your Property Tax notice, you must contact your municipality.

BC Assessment Notices

BC Assessment notices are sent by BC Assessment to registered BC land owners based on information in the LTSA’s land title register and BC Assessment data.

BC Assessment owner and address information is automatically updated when changes are made in the land title register. If the Owner Name and Mailing Address on title is accurate but  incorrect on a BC Assessment notice, please follow up with BC Assessment for further support.

Common Changes to Title

The following actions can be taken to ensure your land title information is accurate:

  • Change Name
    If there is a name showing on title that is no longer required be on title, you can:

    • Change the ownership by transmitting the deceased person’s interest off title. Follow the directions here to choose to either Transmit Interest to a Personal Representative or Transmit Interest to Surviving Joint Tenant. Complete the required forms and submit the forms by mail.
    • If one or more of the names listed on title are misspelled this must be corrected by contacting a Legal Professional to submit the appropriate application.
  • Change Address
    If the Owner’s mailing address on title is not current, follow this link to Change Address. Complete the required forms and submit the forms by mail.

LTSA cannot provide a title by phone and cannot process changes to the land title register without the appropriate forms being completed. For additional support on these processes, please Contact Us and have your Parcel ID number on hand.

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