Why can't the land title office give me legal advice?

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...

How do I know which land title district my property is in?

View a map of the Land Title Districts in BC for more information.

One of the registered owners of a land title has died. How can their name be removed from the title?

Transferring title such as after the death of a spouse or owner on title requires the expertise of a legal professional. See...

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...

Will I be informed by the LTSA if a charge is registered against my title?

Owners are typically involved or notified when charges are registered against their title. The notice will include information about the nature of...

The general instructions on this website do not guarantee registration.

All land title applications undergo a complete examination after they are received. The LTSA recommends you consult with a legal professional who can provide advice on compliance with these statutory forms and related matters.

LTSA employees are not permitted to provide legal advice or assist in completing forms.

The LTSA updates the land title register each time a change is made to the registered title. 

Changes are made to title when a property is bought or sold, a mortgage is paid off, or a registrable interest, such as a mortgage, is created or modified. Changes may also occur following the death of a spouse, divorce or marriage.

Nearly one million registrations are completed annually.

Hire a Professional to Assist

The LTSA recommends that property owners consult a professional for land title registration.

Legal professionals can advise on issues with respect to land ownership that may have far reaching effects on estate planning, taxation and other legal matters.

Any change to a title, even changes that seem minor, may have major legal repercussions and other consequences.

Using legal professionals to submit changes to your title minimizes the risk of fraudulent activity against titles, and the security of the land title system is enhanced by the vigilance provided by legal and other professionals.

However, if you prepare properly executed documents that meet the statutory requirements, land title employees will accept them for registration.