Discovering who owns an apartment building is a two-step process which involves finding the Parcel Identifier number and then conducting a title search.
Find the Parcel Identifier Number (PID)
A PID is a nine-digit number that uniquely identifies a parcel in the land title register of British Columbia. There are two ways to find a PID for a property using the civic address, both are online and free to use.
- BC Assessment Search – Use a civic address to search the database and access a PID number
- ParcelMap BC - use geographic location, civic address or other identifier to access a PID number
Land Title Search
Conduct a title search online using the appropriate LTSA service. This will require signing up for an account and there is a fee for this service.
Take the PID to the BC Land Title Office in New Westminster, Kamloops or Victoria or contact them by mail and have them conduct a title search on the property. LTSA’s Land Title Office front counters in Victoria, New Westminster and Kamloops are open by appointment only.
The title search will give you the name registered as the property’s owner. This service has a fee.
LTSA Head Office Victoria
Suite 200 - 1321 Blanshard Street
Victoria, BC V8W 9J3
Customer Service Centre: 1-877-577-LTSA (5872)