COVID-19 Notice: LTSA Front Counters Reopening September 2021

Please be aware that LTSA’s Land Title Office front counters are currently closed; all other operations continue as usual. Reopening plans are anticipated for the end of September 2021. Details including new visiting procedures will be shared in the coming weeks. Please visit or follow us on Twitter for updates.

The LTSA cannot process title searches by telephone or email, answer questions about the information contained on a title or conduct research on your behalf.

Before You Search

A title search is a record issued by the land title office setting out the particulars of a title to land, generated from information contained in the land title register at a specific point in time.

The title to land lists the registered fee simple holder(s) (the owners), the legal description of the parcel, the Parcel Identifier (PID) and the charges, liens and interests registered against the title. To find out more about what information is on title.

To search for a title, you will need either the nine-digit Parcel Identifier (PID) number, or legal description associated with the property. A civic or street address cannot be used to search for a title.

You can find a property’s PID or legal description through:

  • ParcelMap BC using geographic location, PID, civic address or other identifier.
  • BC Assessment’s Assessment Search (civic address required)
  • A tax assessment notice from BC Assessment
  • Municipal tax notice

Ways to Search for Title

  1. Register for a myLTSA Explorer Account

    1. myLTSA Explorer is a single-user account that is ideal for customers who wish to order a limited number of land title records each year.
    2. Register to use myLTSA
  2. Request by Mail

    1. To request a title search by mail, please order a State of Title Certificate.
  3. Hire a Professional to Assist You

    1. Direct access to original hard copy land title and survey records is limited to LTSA employees and those with direct access privileges including land surveyors, historical researchers and registry agents.
    2. Registry agents and other professionals can electronically request a copy of a title on your behalf. They can also assist with interpreting the title.
    3. Learn how to hire a professional.