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  • 148 (1) An application under this Act must be in writing and be in or include one of the forms approved by the director or, if no appropriate form is approved, in a form satisfactory to the registrar.
  • (2) An application may be made by the applicant in person, or on the applicant’s behalf by the applicant’s
  • (a) solicitor, or
  • (b) agent who has reached 19 years of age.
  • (3) A solicitor or agent who has made an application may, under this Act, do all other acts and things that lie within the scope of the authority given to the solicitor or agent.
  • (4) A statement in an application of a solicitor or agent that the solicitor or agent is the solicitor or agent of the person on whose behalf an application is made is, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, proof that the solicitor or agent is solicitor or agent of the person on whose behalf the application is made.

1979-219-145; 2004-66-87, effective January 20, 2005 (B.C. Reg. 16/2005); 2008-39-56, effective November 28, 2008 (B.C. Reg. 354/2008); 2023-10-462.


Director’s Requirements for Hardcopy Filing

For the director’s requirements for hardcopy submissions, see the Director’s Requirements for Hardcopy Land Title Forms (DR 04-11) at

Hardcopy Land Title Forms are reproduced at chapter 33 (Land Title Forms), and templates are available for download at

General Rule as to Signature of Applicant

The applicant is the person applying to register their title to an interest in land. The applicant may make and sign the application, or the applicant’s solicitor or agent may make and sign the application on the applicant’s behalf.

Registry Agent Signing Own Name Above That of Law Firm

If authorized to do so by the law firm employing a registry agent, the registry agent may sign their name (not that of any lawyer of the firm) above the typed or printed name of the law firm applying for registration.


See Di Castri, Registration of Title to Land, vol. 2, para. 674.