FAQs

How do I know which land title district my property is in?

View a map of the Land Title Districts in BC for more information.

What is the purpose of the Authorized Subscriber Register (ASR)?

The purpose of the Authorized Subscriber Register (ASR) is to provide certain organizations that issue and submit land title documents over the...

What does it mean to have title to land in British Columbia?

In British Columbia, ownership of land is referred to as title to land (land title) and is documented by registration through the LTSA. Once...

What kinds of jobs do you recruit for and how often do you post positions on your website?

Most of the career opportunities at the LTSA are for Examiners of Title in Land Title services, or Technologists for Surveyor General services....

Why can't the land title office give me legal advice?

Land title staff are unable to advise on legal rights or actions associated with land titles and charges. The Registrar of Land Titles and staff...

Significant amendments to the Land Title Act are coming into force on November 15, 2019.  As a result, the Director of Land Titles has issued revised versions of all land title form templates. The forms are available for download if the date of execution on a transaction will be on or after November 15, 2019.

Current versions of land title forms will continue to be accepted if they are executed or e-signed before November 15, 2019. The Application to Deposit Plan form is the exception. The current version of the Application to Deposit Plan will remain active until February 28, 2020, giving practitioners time to secure required signatures on complex survey packages that are not yet ready for submission on November 15, 2019.

New Form Changes
The updated forms contain new electronic signature certification statements. The certification statements have been updated to comply with amendments to Part 10.1 of the Land Title Act, which governs electronic filing. While the current electronic filing scheme is largely being retained, the new Part 10.1 will:

  • Provide flexibility to account for future changes in technology and processes.
  • Enable the streamlining of various forms of electronic filing.
  • Retain, clarify and simplify the current electronic filing provisions.

Current versions of land title forms will remain available until version retirement on November 15, 2019.