FAQs

When does the subscriber have to deliver the true copy or copy of the true copy of the original electronic instrument to the Registrar?

The subscriber must be in position to deliver the true copy or copy of the true copy of the original electronic instrument if requested by the...

My local government office has a non-fee paying account for searching LTSA records. Can I use this account to submit EFS documents?

No. The local government must use a fee paying account for electronic filing. The non-fee paying account may only be used for searching LTSA...

Who qualifies as a subscriber approved by the Director of Land Titles to acquire a digital certificate?

Currently, a subscriber may be a BC lawyer in good standing with the Law Society, a BC notary public in good standing with the Society of Notaries...

Which subscribers can electronically sign land title forms?

For land title forms Form A, Form B, Form C - Charge and Form C - Release, a subscriber may be either a BC lawyer, notary public or member of the...

Under the Land Title Act, the electronic version of a document submitted through EFS is deemed to be the original document for all purposes once it is registered by the Registrar.

The subscriber must be in position to deliver the true copy or copy of the true copy of the original electronic instrument if requested by the Registrar, until the application has been fully registered by the Registrar.

The length of time that files and documents must be retained after registration is not established by the LTSA. Professional stakeholder groups, such as the Law Society of British Columbia, will often develop rules or make recommendations to establish best practices for their members. You may wish to check with your professional body to see if rules regarding file retention have been published for your membership group.

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