COVID-19 Notice

In order to protect the health and well-being of our employees and customers, the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA) is restricting access in all Land Title Offices to only its employees, direct access pass holders and Registry Agents until further notice.

Land Title Office front counters are closed; all other office operations continue as usual. Follow us on Twitter for updates.

Authorized Subscriber Register

The LTSA has developed the Authorized Subscriber Register to enable organizations that employ a statutory officer or BC commissioner to electronically issue and submit land title documents on the organization’s behalf.

The Authorized Subscriber Register eliminates the need for government and certain regulated organizations to retain the services of a lawyer or a notary public (as a subscriber) to electronically sign documents that have been traditionally ink-signed. The Authorized Subscriber Register also provides access to the benefits of electronic filing.

Requirements for Membership

The requirements for membership in the Authorized Subscriber Register have been established in the Director’s E-Filing Directions.

Eligible Members

Those eligible for Authorized Subscriber Register membership are:

  • Those empowered by a federal or provincial statute, or their delegate (e.g., the Local Government Act, Community Charter, Vancouver Charter or New Westminster Act, 1888) to issue and submit applications to the land title office; or
  • BC commissioners, appointed for taking affidavits for British Columbia under section 56 of the Evidence Act, and entitled under the terms of their appointment to witness land title documents in accordance with Part 5 of the Land Title Act. Eligible commissioners must be employed within regulated industries approved by the Director.
  • An individual who may otherwise meet the criteria for membership may be denied membership in the Authorized Subscriber Register, or be restricted from electronically signing any form or nature of interest where the Director believes that it is necessary to protect the integrity of the land title registration system or to ensure the efficient registration of land title interests.