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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 Assurance Fund Reserve is an essential component of the land title system in BC and is available to compensate owners in the rare cases where they are deprived of title to land either because of an error in the administration of the land title system or because they are the innocent victims o

The LTSA and its subsidiary LandSure Systems Ltd. own and operate the myLTSA portal. The LTSA does not receive any subsidies from the BC Government. All LTSA operations are funded from customer service fees and service charges.

Various survey plans of historic interest are retained by the LTSA, including:

In 2005, amendments to legislation provided additional strength to the integrity of the land title registration system by providing a legal means for fairly compensating losses to:

As a change in practice, descriptive phrases pertaining to derivative charges such as "modified by" and "extended by" are no longer referenced in the priority agreements.

Priority agreement endorsements will only reflect the active prior charges that are registered on the title to be encumbered with the priority agreement.

No. The LTSA is an independent corporation formed in 2005 by statute with the specific responsibility of ensuring the continued integrity of BC's land title and survey systems.

Building high availability and system redundancy has been a top priority for the LTSA. Access to myLTSA is required to prepare and submit Web Filing forms, and completed forms can be downloaded as a PDF onto a customer's own computer.

A supporting document is any originally signed document that the Director of Land Titles has approved to be scanned and attached to a declaration, Form 17 or Strata Property Act filing form.

No. Free PDF reader software is all that is needed to view and print PDF electronic instruments. With Web Filing forms, customers will no longer be required to manage PDF form versions and updates, nor purchase software to complete and sign forms.