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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...

A Parcel Identifier or PID is a nine-digit number that uniquely identifies a parcel in the land title register of in BC. The Registrar of Land...

Section 381 of the Land Title Act establishes an exemption from payment of the statutory fees incurred by taxing authorities for searches...

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

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Section 381 of the Land Title Act establishes an exemption from payment of the statutory fees incurred by taxing authorities for searches of the land title register where those searches are conducted for assessment or taxation purposes only.

Transferring title such as after the death of a spouse or owner on title requires the expertise of a legal professional. See Changes in Ownership.

Established in 2005, the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA) is a publicly accountable, statutory corporation responsible for operating BC's land title and survey systems.

There have been at least nine different survey systems utilized in BC and each describes land in a slightly different manner or format.

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Owners are typically involved or notified when charges are registered against their title. The notice will include information about the nature of the charge:

No. Local governments' use of land title records for any purpose other than assessment or taxation requires local governments to pay statutory fees to the LTSA, which are legislated and shared with the Province.

Professionals such as lawyers, notaries public, real estate agents and land surveyors contribute to having a high quality land title system in BC by representing the interests of individual citizens in transactions related to legal title to land.

All of the above title prints capture information on a specific land title in the land title Register at a certain point in time.

A title search and copy of title are the same thing, and a State of Title Certificate is a more formal document with the registrar’s official seal.