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You can search for a PID using ParcelMap BC, the LTSA's online map of active...

Section 381 of the Land Title Act establishes an exemption from payment of the statutory fees incurred by taxing authorities for searches...

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

In British Columbia, ownership of land is referred to as title to land (land title) and is documented by registration through the LTSA. Once...

Land title staff are unable to advise on legal rights or actions associated with land titles and charges. The Registrar of Land Titles and staff...

Below are the top fast facts about British Columbia (BC) real estate:

What is the total value of privately-owned property in BC?

The value of private property in British Columbia was $1.99 trillion as of January 2019.

Source: BC Assessment Authority

How many home sales were processed by the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA), and the total value?

In 2018, there were 78,346 homes sold in British Columbia, with an average price of $712,504. In the greater Vancouver area the average home price was $1,048,435

Source: British Columbia Real Estate Association

According to the LTSA's land register, what is the number of current active titles and active charges in BC?

As of September 1, 2019, there were 2.6 million active titles.

Source: Land Title and Survey Authority of BC

How much land in BC is Crown land, and how much is privately owned?

Crown land comprises about 94% of the total geographic area of British Columbia, and about 5% of land in British Columbia is privately owned. Federal Crown land comprises 1%.

Sources: Province of British Columbia

What is the total investment in BC private land construction projects?

The value of new construction in British Columbia in 2018 was roughly $31.7 billion.

Source: BC Assessment

How many active strata corporations and strata lots are there in BC?

As of September 1, 2019, there were 32,218 filed strata plans and 671,351 active strata lots.

Source: Land Title and Survey Authority of BC