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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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A practicing BC land surveyor (BCLS) who is a member of the Association of British Columbia Land Surveyors is the only person qualified to legally determine the location of property boundaries and perform legal surveys of private and Crown lands within BC.

The Surveyor General Services of the LTSA is responsible for the quality of the land survey structure for the Province, and the LTSA is the official repository of survey plan and land title information.

Visit the Survey Plan Datasets page to view the Survey Plan Dataset specification and other resources.

All LTSA operations are funded from revenues earned from land title and survey services provided to customers. Service fee levels are established in compliance with requirements set out in the Operating Agreement with the Province.

The LTSA provides a service charge discount to myLTSA Enterprise customers for the following reasons:

Changes to the Land Title Act are coming into force on November 15, 2019.

Waterfront properties have natural boundaries that are subject to the forces of erosion and deposition (accretion). A BC land surveyor is licensed to legally define property boundaries and can provide professional advice regarding your property limits.

Under common law, a waterfront property owner does own land that has legitimately accreted to the upland through gradual and imperceptible natural deposition.

Many land surveyors, historical researchers and registry agents have direct access privileges to the LTSA vault. Hire a professional to complete this type of records request on your behalf.

Owners of waterfront properties enjoy certain riparian rights. These rights include access to and from the water, protection of the property from erosion, and ownership of lawful accretion.