FAQs

What is a copy of a true copy of an electronic form?

A copy of the true copy is the printed copy of the electronic form with original signatures that has been faxed, copied or scanned.

The true...

What are you certifying when you apply the digital signature?

The electronic signature of the subscriber is a certification by the subscriber that the material facts set out in the electronic instrument or...

Does a subscriber have to be the same individual as the witnessing officer?

No. The subscriber does not have to be the same individual as the witnessing officer. It is also important to note that the role of the subscriber...

How long do I need to retain documents submitted electronically to the land title office?

Under the Land Title Act, the electronic version of a document submitted through EFS is deemed to be the original document for all...

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...

 Note: This Direction has been Retired

April 2009

New Forms Available

All of the Electronic Filing System forms, including the Survey Plan Certification Form (for use with Land Title Act and Strata Property Act plans) and the Survey Plan Submission to Surveyor General Form have been enhanced and are now available for download via EFS.

For your convenience, the following are the current versions of the forms of greatest interest to land surveyors:

  • Survey Plan Certification Form, version 5.
  • Survey Plan Submission to Surveyor General Form, version 9.
  • Application to Deposit Plan at Land Title Office, version 6.

Additionally, updated versions of the Land Title Electronic Filing System (EFS) User's Guide and EFS web help are also now available through EFS and at LTSA's website under E-filing User Guides and Publications. The new version of the Land Title Electronic Filing System (EFS) User's Guide includes instructions to support Acrobat Version 9, new consolidated EFS and Search Services navigation screens, enhancements for land surveyors when obtaining pre-assigned plan numbers and plan reports, and updated instructions for the Survey Plan Submission to Surveyor General Form.

Plan Orientation

Please ensure that if your plan image is going to exceed the standard E size, it is attached to the Certification Form in portrait orientation, and not in landscape orientation.

This will accommodate PDF to TIF conversion routines performed by ALTOS 2. The LTSA is in the process of modifying these routines so that plan orientation will not be an issue, but in the interim, your assistance is appreciated.

 

Thank you.

Jeff Beddoes, BCLS
Senior Deputy Surveyor General