COVID-19 Notice: LTSA Front Counters Reopening September 27 By Appointment Only

Please be aware that LTSA’s Land Title Office front counters are currently closed. Front counter services will reopen by appointment only beginning September 27, 2021. A new booking and visiting procedure will be in place to protect the safety of our customers and staff. Wearing a face mask is mandatory. Please visit or follow us on Twitter for more information.

LTSA Front Counters Reopening September 2021

Please be aware that LTSA’s Land Title Office front counters are currently closed. Reopening plans are anticipated for the end of September 2021. Details including new visiting procedures will be shared in the coming weeks. Please visit or follow us on Twitter for updates.

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.

File Claim of Builders Lien Guide

Do not use correction fluid (wite-out) on your application. This will result in your application being returned to you. If an error is made, cross-out the text and write the correction above or complete a new form.

The instructions below are a guide to filing claim of builder’s lien. A downloadable package including instructions, forms, and a checklist is available:

» File Claim of Builders Lien

Steps to register a Claim of Builders Lien

  • Please type or print clearly in dark ink on all forms.
  • You can find the legal description and parcel identifier on the title and on your property tax assessment notice for the land.
  1. Complete Form 5 and General Filing Letter.
    1. Include the nine-digit Parcel Identifier Number (PID) and legal description of the land.
    2. Ensure each item on the Form 5 and General Filing Letter is complete.
  2. If you require confirmation of registration, please complete the Request for State of Title Certificate.


  1. There is no registration fee.
  2. If you have requested a State of Title Certificate, pay $15.04 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.