Lands and Deeds Department is headed by the Chief Registrar and assisted by two (2) Assistant Chief Registrars one based at the Headquarters and the other at Ndola Regional Office.
The department is responsible for issuance of certificates of title and registration of various interests. The Department operates within the ambit of the Lands and Deeds Registry Act CAP 185 of the laws of Zambia.
Functions of the Department
The Department’s functions are:
To efficiently register rights and interests in land;
To efficiently issue certificates of titles to provide security of land holding;
To undertake timely and accurate updating of various registers in order to facilitate efficient storage and retrieval of information;
To contribute to government revenue by ensuring that all registration and search fees are paid;
To act in a quasi-judicial capacity and make rulings on the applications arising under the Lands and Deeds Registry Act subject to appeal to the High Court;
To appear in court where matters dealing with registered interests and rights are being adjudicated upon.
"To efficiently, effectively and equitably deliver land, maintain up-to-date land records and provide land information in order to contribute to socio-economic development for the benefit of the Zambian People and country."
"To decentralize the Ministry’s operations to Regional and Provincial levels in order to facilitate easy access to land and land information.”
Commitment Statements for our Core Values
The management and staff of the Ministry of Lands commit themselves to uphold these core values in all public actions and to secure public trust and confidence through dynamic and visible behaviour. Through the commitment statements the Core values become internalized in the day-to-day operations of the Ministry.