GuidesMay 2, 2022

How to find a property's legal description in British Columbia for free

The legal description of a parcel is used to pinpoint a specific property. In some documents, you will need both the street address and legal description. In British Columbia, you can easily find legal descriptions online in a few quick steps. All you need to know is the street address of your property. The steps to perform an online title search can be found here.

First, visit the BC Assessment website. Then, select “Civic address” under the dropdown menu and enter the address of the parcel you are looking up the Legal Description for.

Scroll down and view under “Legal description and parcel ID”.

You can also find your legal description by visiting a land register in your city, by reviewing the property deed, or by contacting a legal service to assist you.

If you are looking to sell your property on your own, you can use LegalDeeds' Contract of Purchase and Sale online tool.

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