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One of the registered owners of a land title has died. How can their name be removed from the title?

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

Why are local governments exempt from fees for land title register searches conducted for taxation and assessment purposes?

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

How can I find the Parcel Identifier (PID) for a property?

You can search for a PID using ParcelMap BC, the LTSA's online map of active...

What is a Parcel Identifier (PID)?

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...

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Most of the career opportunities at the LTSA are for Examiners of Title in Land Title services, or Technologists for Surveyor General services. Occasionally, we post positions for auxiliary clerical staff.

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

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.

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.

The LTSA is accountable to the users of British Columbia's land title and survey systems. Accountability and transparency of LTSA operations is achieved through a variety of means, including: