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In This Volume

  • 149 (1) An applicant must
  • (a) include in the instrument or other document tendered for registration, filing, lodging or deposit, or
  • (b) deliver to the registrar a memorandum in writing containing
  • an address to which it will be sufficient to mail any notices that, under this Act, is required to be served on or allowed to be posted to the applicant.
  • (2) The applicant may from time to time, by a notice in the form approved by the director or by other writing, file with the registrar a change of address.
  • (3) On receiving the notice or other writing duly completed, the registrar must note the change in the register.

1979-219-146; 1989-69-13, effective April 1, 1990 (B.C. Reg. 53/90); 2004-66-88, effective January 20, 2005 (B.C. Reg. 16/2005).


Notice of Change of Address

The director has approved the use of Form 15, Notice of Change of Address. The use of Form 15 is optional and, in most cases, a notice of change of address is submitted in letter form. A Notice of Change of Address is in the class of supporting documents designated by the director for electronic filing.


On the Form 17 Fee Simple or Form 17 Charge, Notation or Filing, select Nature of Interest, Change of Address, and attach an image of the original Form 15.


Address to Include Postal Code

The postal code must be included as part of the address shown on the instrument presented for registration. In some instances, a property that is being transferred has no postal code. In such a case, the post office provides the first three elements of the postal code for an area of subdivision and “NCA” (no code available) for the last three items. An example of such a postal code is “V6Y NCA”. As this postal code is valid for post office purposes, the registrar accepts it.

Address on Form 17

Form 17 makes provision for the owner of the fee simple or charge to indicate an address different from that shown on the instrument.

Applicant May Notify the Registrar of a Change of Address

The applicant may notify the registrar of a change of address. The applicant may use Form 15 to give this notice or may use an alternative form. If the applicant uses Form 15, either the applicant or the applicant’s solicitor may sign the application.


See Di Castri, Registration of Title to Land, vol. 1, para. 123.