The Ministry wishes to inform the public that in its quest to provide security of title to land and support all land-related transactions, the following guidelines on Land and Deeds Registration in Zambia are hereby published.
Lands and Deeds Registry
The public's attention is drawn to section 3 (i) of the Lands and Deeds Registry Act CAP 185 of the Laws of Zambia, which provides for establishment of the
Registry of Deeds by the Minister responsible for land. Currently, there are two registries in Lusaka and Ndola.
Registration of Documents
The public's attention is also drawn to Section 4 of the Lands and Deeds Registry Act, which requires that every document purporting to grant, convey, or transfer land or any interest in land be registered. The documents must be registered within the time stipulated in Section 5 of the Lands and Deeds Registry Act.
Any document required to be registered as previously mentioned and not registered within the time specified shall be null and void.
All documents required to be registered have priority according to the date of lodgement, and the date of registration is to be the date upon which the document shall first be lodged for registration in the Registry.
The public is hereby informed that for the service to be provided, the client is required to pay appropriate fees, which are subject' to review from time to time.
The Clients in Registration
The Lands and Deeds Registry provides a service to clients within and outside of the Ministry of Lands.
Internal clients the office of Commissioner of Lands and the Surveyor General generally conduct searches and lodge the following documents, among others:
External clients are members of the public, who generally conduct searches and lodge the following documents:
Benefits of Land Registration
The benefits of having property registered include:
"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.