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.

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

Why Request a State of Title Certificate

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.

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.

How to Order a State of Title Certificate

  1. Register for a myLTSA Explorer Account

    1. 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.
    2. Register to use myLTSA
  2. Request by Mail

    1. To submit a request:
      1. Know the complete legal description of the property, including the property’s nine-digit Parcel Identifier (PID), which can be searched for on the BC Assessment website or found on your property tax assessment notice
      2. Send a Request Form for State of Title Certificate, duly completed with a full legal description
      3. Pay the Certification fee for each State of Title Certificate
  3. Hire a Professional to Assist You
    1. Registry agents and other professionals can electronically request a State of Title Certificate on your behalf. They can also assist with interpreting it.
    2. Learn how to hire a professional.