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  • 16 Except on Saturdays and holidays, the registrar must keep the land title office open to the public for the transaction of business every day from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

1979-219-16; 2004-66-76, effective January 20, 2005 (B.C. Reg. 16/2005).

PRACTICE

Hours of Operation

Land title offices are open to the public for general business from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Customer Service Centre offers phone or email support 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

For general inquiries, please email customerservice@ltsa.ca or call:

Metro Vancouver area: 604-630-9630, or elsewhere in B.C., Canada, or the U.S.: 1-877-577-5872

Applications for Registration Received before or after Hours of Business

Where the registrar receives an application for registration (that is, time stamps a document) before or after the hours of business, the registrar shows the actual time of receipt, and not the opening hour of business, on the records.

CASE LAW

Power to Admit or Exclude Public outside Regular Hours

The registrar has the power to exclude the public from the office except during the hours the office must be open to the public. The registrar may admit members of the public outside the regular hours, but should not show favouritism in doing so. If a person is admitted outside the regular hours and presents a valid application for registration, the registrar may accept and register it (Re Land Registry Act; Re Continental Explosives Ltd., 1964 CanLII 809 (BC SC)).