• 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.

Registering a Claim of Builders Lien with the LTSA is an important first step in protecting your claim for an outstanding debt for work done that qualifies under the Builders Lien Act.

A legal professional can provide you with legal advice regarding filing a claim and determine if an alternate legal process should be started to protect your interest. Information on the Builders Lien Act and forms may be found online or from the public library.

Steps to Apply at a Land Title Office Counter or by Mail

  1. FileForm 5 from Builders Lien Act and general filing letter completed by the lawyer, notary public, lien claimant or registry agent.
    1. The nine-digit Parcel Identifier Number (PID) and legal description of the land, which can be searched for using BC Assessment’s e-valueBC website or found on your property tax assessment notice for the land or must be inserted in the form.
  2. There is no fee to file a Claim of Builders Lien.
  3. If you require confirmation of registration, please complete the PDF iconRequest Form for State of Title Certificate and for each title include payment of $14.31 for the Certification fee.

Additional Information

  • When completing forms, type or print clearly in dark ink on standard letter-size paper (8.5" x 11")
  • If you are submitting a copy of the application to be returned to you, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope
  • This is the expected registration process for applications received in person or via mail
  • When paying Property Transfer Tax (PTT), a cheque payable to the “Minister of Finance” is the only acceptable form of payment accepted at land title office

At a Land Title Office Counter

  • Submit the completed form(s) to the land title office that serves the land title district in which the property is located.
  • Hours are:
    • 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday to Friday for registration of documents
    • 9:00 am to 4:00 pm for other services (title searches or plan and document copies)
  • Payment is by debit, Visa, MasterCard, cheque or money order
  • Cash is not accepted
  • Any filings submitted after 3:00 pm are processed the next business day

By Mail

  • Fees are payable in Canadian funds by cheque or money order payable to: Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia
  • Do not mail cash