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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).

CROSS REFERENCES AND OTHER SOURCES OF INFORMATION

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 “Commentary to Section 21” for a reference to s. 3 of the Agricultural Land Reserve General Regulation that provides for “Subdivision permitted on determination by approving officer”.

Secondary Sources

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