Land Tenures Branch
Land Titles and Surveys - General Information
The land title registration system is a cornerstone of the Province’s economic well-being. The combination of the Torrens system of assured land title and accurate survey plans establish the basis for all real property ownership in BC.
The Land Title and Survey Authority (LTSA) operates the land title and survey systems, and has three main service areas of responsibility:
- Land Titles: ensures the integrity of BC’s Torrens-based land title system for registering land titles, and interests in titles such as mortgages and other charges.
- Land Surveys (Surveyor General): maintains the quality of the Province’s land survey structure.
- Crown Grants: issues Crown grant documents that transfer Crown land into private ownership, to support government’s Crown land allocation programs.
On behalf of the Province, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is responsible for the development and implementation of policy and legislation to govern the land titles and survey systems. In this capacity the Ministry oversees the following legislation: