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

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

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...

The LTSA has land title offices in Kamloops, New Westminster and Victoria. For hours and address information, visit...

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The LTSA and its subsidiary LandSure Systems Ltd. own and operate the myLTSA portal to host the LTSA's Electronic Search and Filing services.

Web Filing will be introduced in phases, with all Web Filing forms available by Summer 2020. During the transition to Web Filing, a combination of PDF form templates and Web Filing forms will be accepted in Land Title packages. PDF forms will be retired once customers have had sufficient time to

No, making these records available at no charge for any use other than assessment or taxation purposes is not permitted.

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.

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:

Many of the LTSA's historical records are title-related paper documents that are securely stored in land title office vaults. All paper documents received by land title offices since 1994 have been scanned and stored in electronic format upon receipt.

The LTSA has a copy of most of the Crown land grant dispositions issued by the various Crown agencies, including the earliest Crown grants issued by the Hudson's Bay Company and the Colonial and Dominion governments.

An individual who has been approved as a member of the Authorized Subscriber Register (ASR) may electronically sign specified land title forms on behalf of the organization for which they work for submission to the land title office through the Electronic Filing System (EFS).

Key pieces of information found in Crown grant documents include: