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...

The Ministry of Finance has indicated a change in policy with the submission of the Additional Transfer Tax Return (FIN 532). When submitting a copy of PDF iconFIN 532, legal professionals must email it to the Ministry at ATTENQ@gov.bc.ca the same day the transfer is registered at the land title office. This policy takes effect immediately.

The original signed copy of PDF iconFIN 532 should be kept on file with FIN 530 as per the retention periods outlined in the Property Transfer Tax Act (PTTA).

Should you have questions or concerns, please contact the Ministry of Finance at ATTENQ@gov.bc.ca or pttenq@gov.bc.ca. For more information and updates, visit www.gov.bc.ca/propertytransfertax.