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Basic tips and resources for searching titles, documents and plans.

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Introduction to Search Services

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Title Searching Basics

Learn what you need to conduct a title search.

Set Title Search Options

You can select additional options to refine and customize your title search results.

Entering Short Legal Descriptions

Short legal descriptions are made up of a number of fields separated by slashes and are a method for searching for titles and plans.

Subdivided and Unsubdivided Searches

All parcels within the land title register are recorded as subdivided or unsubdivided.

Plan Prefix Codes

Most plans filed with the LTSA display a three-letter plan prefix code (such as BCP or VAS) in the legal description. This prefix may be needed for some search methods.

Codes for Miscellaneous Notes

These codes are used to indicate Miscellaneous Notes or Pending Applications associated with the parcel.