FAQs

Why are local governments exempt from fees for land title register searches conducted for taxation and assessment purposes?

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

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 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...

What kinds of jobs do you recruit for and how often do you post positions on your website?

Most of the career opportunities at the LTSA are for Examiners of Title in Land Title services, or Technologists for Surveyor General services....

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...

Note: Applications made using PDF Forms in Adobe Acrobat are being phased out with the introduction of Web Filing, but can continue to be made and submitted via EFS until July 30, 2020, at which point the PDF Forms will be permanently retired. 

Background information on Web Filing is available here. Technical instructions for Web Filing have been added to myLTSA’s Surveyor General Practice Guide.

Exception: At this time any plan that is being submitted to the Crown Land Registry will continue to use the traditional PDF Form. This means any plan that has traditionally been submitted using the “Survey Plan Submission to Surveyor General” (CLRS) Form will continue to use this PDF form and submit it via EFS after filling out the CLRS Form with Adobe Acrobat. Enhancements to Web Filing are anticipated in the future to incorporate CLRS Form submission.

During the transition period, PDF Forms are still accepted. Please see below to proceed with PDF Forms:

Electronic forms are designed to be filled out using Adobe Acrobat (Standard or Professional edition) in a version listed in the myLTSA System Requirements.

The forms cannot be completed with the free Adobe Reader software. Applications to the Surveyor General may be submitted electronically using these forms.