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COVID-19 Notice: LTSA Front Counters Open By Appointment Only

Please be aware that LTSA’s Land Title Office front counters are open by appointment only. A new booking and visiting procedure is in place to protect the safety of our customers and staff. Customers can contact the Customer Service Centre to book an in-person visit. Please visit ltsa.ca or follow us on Twitter for more information.

The LTSA cannot process title searches by telephone or email, answer questions about the information contained on a title or conduct research on your behalf.

Before You Search

A title search is a record issued by the land title office setting out the particulars of a title to land, generated from information contained in the land title register at a specific point in time.

The title to land lists the registered fee simple holder(s) (the owners), the legal description of the parcel, the Parcel Identifier (PID) and the charges, liens and interests registered against the title. The best method to search for the most current title is to use the parcel identifier number or PID. A PID is permanently assigned to a parcel of land, and does not change when the property’s ownership is transferred. Learn more about what information is on title.

To search for a title, you will need either the nine-digit Parcel Identifier (PID) number, or legal description associated with the property. A civic or street address cannot be used to search for a title. If you have searched by PID and there are no results, it could be an incorrect PID or the PID could have been superseded by a new one. Use BC Assessment’s free search to verify the PID or speak with a legal professional.

Cancelled titles or historical titles are not available to search in myLTSA Explorer. Please hire a legal professional to help if you wish to conduct historical research or understand the chain of ownership.

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

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

Ways to Search for Title

  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 request a title search by mail, please order a State of Title Certificate.
  3. Hire a Professional to Assist You

    1. Direct access to original hard copy land title and survey records is limited to LTSA employees and those with direct access privileges including land surveyors, historical researchers and registry agents.
    2. Registry agents and other professionals can electronically request a copy of a title on your behalf. They can also assist with interpreting the title.
    3. Learn how to hire a professional.