File a Claim of Builders Lien application online at ltsa.ca/FileCBL. The new online application includes the option to easily prepopulate key information. LTSA encourages customers to use the online form to submit an application online, by mail or in person.
Search Land Title Records
BC’s land title register is maintained by the LTSA and contains records dealing with titled land.
The LTSA cannot process requests for records by telephone or email or complete mail-in requests for land title records on microfilm or in paper. The LTSA also cannot answer questions about the information contained on a record or conduct research on your behalf. You will need to hire a professional to assist with those services.
Many LTSA records are stored online. Other older records are stored in microfilm or in paper and housed in one of the LTSA’s three land title offices.
About Searching Land Title Records
A title or a State of Title Certificate lists the current registered owners of a property. A title does not include a phone number, and the address on title may not be the civic address for the property.
To view the contents of a title, you must order a copy of the title for a fee from BC’s public land title register.
If you wish to understand the chain of ownership for a property, please hire a registry agent to help with this research. You may also wish to consider hiring a professional to help if you want to search for a title by name. Please know that searching by name finds a name as it was spelled when registered on title. Based on the variations of names and how they are registered, especially for companies, it can be costly and complex to search using this method.
Ways of Searching Land Title Records
Register for a myLTSA Explorer Account
- 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.
Register to use myLTSA
Request by Mail
- Requests for land title records can be made by mail. Requests for older records on microfilm or on paper may incur additional fees.
Hire a Professional to Assist You
- 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.
- Registry agents and other professionals can electronically request land title records and conduct research on your behalf. Professionals can also assist with interpreting land title records. Contacting a registry agent is the recommended way to request older land title documents and plans only accessible in a land title office.
- Learn how to hire a professional to assist with research of historical records.