Registering Documents FAQ - Mineral Titles
If you wish to view more details about an encumbrance registered on a title you can search a title in Mineral Titles Online and view the encumbrance event details.
To request a copy of the encumbrance document, please contact Mineral Titles with the event number requesting a document search.
In the email provide:
- your name
- phone number
- email address
- event numbers and title numbers that the document is registered against
A document search costs $5.00 per document as per Schedule B of the Mineral Tenure Act Regulation.
Once the document has been retrieved, you will be contacted for payment prior to the document being sent. Our standard practice is to scan the document into PDF form and send by email.
Most business documents related to a mineral title can be registered. Registration of a document is for public record only.
Types of documents may include:
- builder’s liens
- option agreements
- net smelter royalty agreements
- court ordered documents
- writ of seizure and sale
- certificate of lis pendens (CLP)
- certificate of pending litigation
Registration is at the discretion of the Chief Gold Commissioner.
To register a document submit the following with the request:
- a copy of the document
- list of title(s) in good standing
- name of the recorded holder identified in the document*
- registration fee of $10.00 per title
- Payment is by cash, or cheque made payable to the Minister of Finance
*You can request a document be registered on a title when you are not the recorded holder, and the recorded holder is not identified in the document if you demonstrate consent. Provide a copy of the recorded holder’s written consent.
File the lien
- Fill out the builder’s lien form from the branch website
- The filing of a claim of lien (builders lien) is governed by section 18 of the Builders Lien Act
- It is the responsibility of the lien claimant to ensure all requirements under the Builders Lien Act have been met. Mineral Titles does not verify the validity of a claim of lien that has been submitted to the Chief Gold Commissioner for registration.
Removal of the lien
An option agreement can be registered on a mineral title if the recorded holder consents to it.
Please provide a copy of the recorded holder’s written consent with your request to Mineral.Titles@gov.bc.ca