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  • 39 Unless the use of a form approved by the director is required by this Act, an instrument sufficient to pass or create an estate or interest in land is registrable, and for all purposes of registration effect must be given to the form of instrument according to its tenor.

1979-219-39; 2004-66-78, effective January 20, 2005 (B.C. Reg. 16/2005).



The director has approved the use of the following electronic forms:

Electronic Transfer Forms

Forms A, B, C Charge and C Release

Form D Executions Continued

Form E Schedule

Other Electronic Land Title Forms


Form 17 Fee Simple, Form 17 Charge, Notation or Filing and Form 17 Cancellation of Charge, Notation or Filing

Strata Property Act Filing

Survey Plan Certification

Application to Deposit Plan at Land Title Office

Claim of Builders Lien

Local Government Filing Form

Miscellaneous Electronic Forms

Surveyor Registration Form

Electronic Payment Authorization

Property Transfer Tax Form (including links to Help Guides authorized by the Ministry of Finance)

For requirements on the use of electronic land title forms, see

Completion instructions for electronic land title forms are set out in the

  • Land Title Web Filing Form Practice Guides;
  • Land Title Electronic Plan and Plan Application Requirements, and
  • Directions for Completing EFS Forms,

which are available at

Supporting documents that may be attached to the electronic Form 17 are listed in the Form 17 Help Guide at, also available at the above web address.


See s. 28 of the Interpretation Act in chapter 43 (Interpretation Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 238) regarding the use of forms and words.

See Di Castri, Registration of Title to Land, vol. 1, para. 121, and vol. 2, paras. 339 and 424.