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.

Filing to the Land Owner Transparency Registry (LOTR)

Land title applications that are mailed in and then processed by LTSA on or after November 30th may require a LOTR transparency declaration, and also a transparency report where relevant. This includes land title applications mailed but not processed by LTSA until November 30, 2020. Applications requiring and missing an accompanying LOTR form will be returned without processing. All applications submitted by mail should be sent to the New Westminster Land Title office to avoid processing delays. For more information about LOTR visit landtransparency.ca

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

We encourage customers to mail in less urgent requests to change information on title, or alternatively, contact a legal professional.

It is important to be aware that legislation defines the LTSA’s role and limits how we can answer your questions. For example, our staff is not allowed to provide legal advice or help fill out forms.

Only after you submit your application to the LTSA, can we advise on the correctness and accuracy of your application’s information.

If you need more help than we can provide, please contact a legal professional.

The instructions below are a guide to changing company name on title. A downloadable package including instructions, forms, and a checklist is available:

» Change Company Name on Title

Steps to change a name for a company on title

  • Please type or print clearly in dark ink on all forms.
  • To confirm the exact name(s) on the title, consider registering for a myLTSA Explorer account and doing a title search.
  • The Corporate Registry can be accessed through BC Corporate OnLine.
  1. Complete Form 17.
  2. Complete the Property Transfer Tax Return.
    1. The form can be filled out online.
    2.  If filling out online, print, sign and enclose the completed form.
    3. For assistance with this form, contact the Ministry of Finance, Property Transfer Tax Section, at 250-387-0555 or toll free at 1-888-355-2700.
  3. Include the Change of Name or Amalgamation certificate from the Corporate Registry.
  4. Provide the existing Duplicate Indefeasible Title Certificate, if not on file with the Land Title Office.
  5. If you require confirmation of registration, please complete the Request for State of Title Certificate form.

Fees

  1. Pay a registration fee of $74.87 for each parcel or charge affected.
  2. Pay any Property Transfer Tax owing as indicated on your Property Transfer Tax Return.
    1. Make cheques payable to the Minister of Finance for the PTT remittance.
  3. If you have requested a State of Title Certificate, pay $14.97 for each title.

Fees: To cover LTSA application registration fees, please make cheque or money order payable to “LTSA of BC”. If, on your completed Property Transfer Tax Return form it is indicated that taxes are owed with your submission, please make out a separate cheque for those taxes, payable to “Minister of Finance”. Please note that some submissions are tax exempt, resulting in nothing owed to the Minister of Finance. LTSA registration fees are still applicable.

For mailed applications, payment by cheque or money order to the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia is accepted. Please remit in Canadian funds. If you are submitting a copy of the application to be returned to you, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope.