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  • 19 (1) In this section, “plan” means the following:
  • (a) a subdivision plan, reference plan, explanatory plan or other plan showing subdivision of land;
  • (b) a statutory right of way plan allowed under section 114 of the Land Title Act.
  • (2) Unless the subdivision of agricultural land is permitted under this Act, a Registrar of Titles must not, under the Land Title Act or the Strata Property Act, do either of the following things if it would cause the subdivision of agricultural land: (a) accept an application for the deposit of a plan;
  • (a) accept an application for the deposit of a plan;
  • (b) permit a new parcel of land to be created by a metes and bounds description or an abbreviated description.

2018-56-11, effective February 22, 2019 (B.C. Reg. 30/2019); 2019-32-14, effective September 30, 2020 (B.C. Reg. 57/2020).


Effective September 30, 2020, s. 58.1(b) of the Act provides for the Lieutenant Governor in Council to make regulations for the purposes of s. 19:

  • 58.1 The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations as follows:
  • (b) prescribing exceptions to the prohibitions under section 19 respecting subdivision of agricultural land;

See the commentary to “21 Subdivision of agricultural land reserve” in this chapter for a reference to s. 3 of the Agricultural Land Reserve General Regulation, which provides for “Subdivision permitted on determination by approving officer”.

Secondary Sources

See Di Castri, Registration of Title to Land, vol. 1, para. 151.