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  • 275 (1) This Division applies to an application for registration on behalf of a purchaser under a tax sale under the Taxation (Rural Area) Act held after December 31, 1917.
  • (2) On the application under subsection (1), accompanied by the tax sale deed, the registrar
  • (a) must register the purchaser as owner of the land comprised in the deed and register an indefeasible title in the purchaser’s favour, and
  • (b) must not
    • (i) take notice of an irregularity in the tax sale, or the proceedings relating to it, or
    • (ii) inquire into the regularity of the tax sale proceedings, or proceedings prior to or related to the assessment of the land.
  • (3) The applicant for registration under this section is not required to produce a former duplicate or absolute certificate to the land sold, but on registration of an indefeasible title under a tax sale deed, every indefeasible title, duplicate indefeasible title, absolute certificate of title or other certificate in respect of the land for which the indefeasible title is registered, is deemed to be cancelled as far as it relates to the land comprised in that indefeasible title.

1979-219-254; 1982-60-71, proclaimed effective August 1, 1983.


Forms of Application


On the Form 17 Fee Simple, select Nature of Interest, Tax Sale—Certificate of Non-Redemption, and attach an image of the original certificate.

An original letter from the Crown waiving the interest of the Crown under the Escheat Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 120 may also be required to be attached. See the Practice discussion under of the Act.


See Di Castri, Registration of Title to Land, vol. 2, para. 700.