FAQs

How can I find the Parcel Identifier (PID) for a property?

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

What is a Parcel Identifier (PID)?

A Parcel Identifier or PID is a nine-digit number that uniquely identifies a parcel in the land title register of in BC. The Registrar of Land...

What does it mean to have title to land in British Columbia?

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

What should I do to prepare for Web Filing?

Customers can ensure their Juricert Digital Certificate is valid and uploaded to myLTSA. Customers who use conveyancing software packages that...

The Ministry of Finance has authorized a PDF iconnew version (Version 31) of the Property Transfer Tax (PTT) Return form (FIN 530). The return is effective September 17, 2018 and is now available for download from the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA) website. It will also be available through the Electronic Filing System (EFS) in the myLTSA portal on Friday, September 7, 2018. 

If the transferee has already executed a Version 30 PTT return, the administrator of Property Transfer Tax will permit it to be used as the true copy, to meet the requirements of s.13.1(5) of the Property Transfer Tax Act. However, a fully completed PDF iconVersion 31 PTT Return form must be electronically submitted for all taxable transactions on or after September 17, 2018, notwithstanding that the transferee may not have signed it. Practitioners must ensure they obtain the necessary information to be able to complete Version 31.

Additional resources are available on the Property Transfer Tax web page.

NOTE: When preparing the PDF iconPTT Return (Version 31), please ensure it is NOT electronically signed prior to submission on September 17, 2018.

For more information, please contact the Property Taxation Branch directly by email to pttenq@gov.bc.ca or call toll-free at 1-888-355-2700.