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If you’ve legally changed your name, or your surname (last name) has changed due to marriage or divorce, you may wish to update your name on title. A change of name application must include government-issued documents to support the name change.

You can file a change of name application for yourself or on behalf of someone else. If you apply on behalf of someone else, you are acting as their agent. Permission to act as an agent must be granted by the owner, in any way that satisfies them.

Before You Begin

Make sure you are prepared by reviewing the following requirements before you begin the online application.

Preparing an accurate and complete application helps you avoid processing delays and additional fees. Fees may be charged if issues are found preventing your application from being registered.

For information on reclaiming an Indigenous name on title, contact the LTSA Customer Service Centre at 1-877-577-LTSA (5872).

Know the information on title

If you don’t already have a copy of the title, order it for a fee to ensure you have the correct information before starting the application.

In the change of name application, you will be asked for:

  • Name and occupation on title of the owner requesting the change of name
  • Parcel identifier (PID) on title
  • Desired new owner name
  • Any additional name changes

Optionally, the occupation and mailing address on title can be updated with the name change.

You can also find the PID by searching the address of the owner requesting the name change on BC Assessment  or look in the “Property Location & Description” section of a  Property Assessment Notice.

Get documents that link all name changes

A change of name application must include original legal documents supporting all name changes in the form of certificates issued by the appropriate government authority or statutory declarations explaining any discrepancies.

How names must link

LTSA looks at the name on title as the starting point and reviews the supporting documents to connect all name changes to the desired new name. If your name has changed more than once, you’ll need to provide supporting documents for every time that your name has changed.

We call this the ‘chain of names’. To avoid delays, ensure you provide original supporting documents that link all names, so there are no broken links in the chain of names.

For example:

  • If the name on title is Mary Jones and the new name is Carson Smith, you must provide proof, such as an original Certificate of Name Change, showing Mary Jones changing her name to Carson Smith.

  • If the name on title is Mary Jones and she first changed her name to Mary Brown by marrying Kelly Brown, and then legally changed her name to Carson Smith, you must provide proof linking all the name changes. You might first provide proof of the name change by marriage, from Mary Jones to Mary Brown, by supplying an original marriage certificate. You would then need to supply supporting documents, such as an original Certificate of Name Change, for the change from Mary Brown to Carson Smith.

Accepted documents

LTSA will accept the following original documents in support of a change of name:

  • Birth certificate
  • Certificate of Change of Name
  • Marriage certificate
  • Divorce certificate
  • Court certified true copy of the Divorce Order issued by the Supreme Court which orders the name of a spouse be changed to the name they desire
  • Statutory declaration with any of these documents to clarify discrepancies or omissions in a name

For name changes in British Columbia, documents can be ordered by contacting Vital Statistics online, calling toll-free to 1-888-876-1633 or at a Service BC office.

Do not send in support of a name change application

Driver’s licence, permanent resident card, citizenship card, social insurance number, passport, healthcare card, credit card or a marriage commissioner’s statement of marriage or a copy of a marriage licence.

Provide a statutory declaration to explain discrepancies

You must make all efforts to get legal documents that link all name changes in your application. Sometimes there may be name variations that are not explained by the supporting documents. When this occurs, LTSA will accept a statutory declaration.

A statutory declaration sets out the facts of the name discrepancies. It is signed by the owner requesting the name change who declares they are one and the same person. A statutory declaration must be prepared and witnessed by a lawyer, notary public or commissioner authorized to administer oaths. A statutory declaration cannot be the only supporting document in a change of name application.

If LTSA already has the supporting documents

If you have submitted the supporting documents required for the change of name as a part of another application that is on file at LTSA, you can supply the filing reference number in your application instead of uploading the documents.

Translate non-English documents and prepare a statutory declaration

If any of the documents are non-English, provide an English translation. The translation should be done by someone fluent in both English and the original language used on the document. It does not need to be done by a professional translator.

You must also include a statutory declaration signed by the translator, confirming the translation is accurate and true. The statutory declaration must be witnessed by a lawyer, notary public or commissioner authorized to administer oaths.

Please note, statutory declarations, translations and/or court-certified document copies, including court orders, submitted with your application will not be returned.

Enclose originals with your application

Only original certificates and documents will be accepted. Do not enclose copies.

Mail the original certificates and documents with your application and include a self-addressed stamped envelope so LTSA can return any original certificates to you.

If submitting in person bring the original certificates and documents with you to your appointment. Original certificates will be returned to you at your appointment.

Know the fees

Once you have filled out the online application, the total fees owing will be calculated for you.

Fees are charged per parcel (PID), and are GST and PST exempt:

  • $78.17 registration fee
  • $15.63 for a State of Title Certificate

Payment methods are:

  • By mail: cheque, bank draft or money order
  • In person: Visa, MasterCard, debit card, bank draft, money order or cheque

Make cheques payable in Canadian funds to: Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia. Cash is not accepted.

Additional fees may be charged to correct or withdraw your application if it cannot be registered (see item 6 under Statutory Services under the Land Title Act).

File an Application

Once you have filled out the online application, you can download and submit by mail or in person with an appointment.

Coming Soon: Enhancements to LTSA’s Change of Name Online Application for BC Property Owners

Available in Spring 2024, applicants will be able to submit online using their BC Services Card and receive confirmation by email when their application is registered.

Personal information is collected under section 26(a) and 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of processing statutory applications, including receipt of payment where applicable. Questions about LTSA’s privacy protection practices can be sent to LTSA Privacy Officer at FOIPPA@ltsa.ca

Submit by mail


  • 1) Fill out the application online


  • 2) Request a State of Title Certificate (optional)

    If you’d like proof of the name change once registered on title, request a State of Title Certificate.


  • 3) Download and print the application (single-sided only)

    If you do not have access to a printer, contact LTSA Customer Support at 1-877-577-LTSA (5872), press 1, for assistance.


  • 4) Sign and date the application with a pen

    Sign with blue or black ink. The use of a digital signature or correction fluid (wite-out) will result in your application being returned to you.


  • 5) Enclose original supporting documents

    Include a self-addressed stamped envelope so original certificates can be returned to you.


  • 6) Pay by cheque, bank draft or money order

    After filling out the application, the total owing will be displayed. Pay in Canadian funds to: Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia.


  • 7) Mail

    Mail everything to:
    Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia
    Suite 500 – 11 Eighth Street, New Westminster, BC V3M 3N7

Submit by appointment in person


  • 1) Fill out the application online


  • 2) Request a State of Title Certificate (optional)

    If you’d like proof of the name change once registered on title, request a State of Title Certificate.


  • 3) Download and print the application (single-sided only)

    If you do not have access to a printer, contact LTSA Customer Support at 1-877-577-LTSA (5872), press 1, for assistance.


  • 4) Sign and date the application with a pen

    Sign with blue or black ink. The use of a digital signature or correction fluid (wite-out) will result in your application being returned to you.


  • 5) Enclose original supporting documents

    Original certificates will be returned at your appointment.


  • 6) Make an appointment and go in person

    LTSA’s Land Title Office front counters are open by appointment only. Contact the Customer Service Centre 1-877-577-LTSA (5872), press 1, to book an in-person visit.


  • 7) Pay on the day of your appointment

    After filling out the application, the total owing will be displayed. Pay by cheque, bank draft, money order, credit card or debit card on the day of your appointment. Cash is not accepted.

Registration Process

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 lawyer or notary public.

Turnaround times vary, but typically, within 10 to 15 business days, most applications are registered.

  1. LTSA will review your application to determine if it is complete and meets legal requirements.
  2. If your application does not meet requirements, you will be mailed a notice explaining the problem.  
    1. Mail back your corrected application promptly.
    2. Do not use correction fluid (wite-out) on your application. This will result in your application being returned to you.
  3. Once your application is registered, the name on title will be updated. If you requested proof of the change, State of Title Certificates will be mailed to you.

Learn more about the registration process

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