Getting a Customary Land Title

Susan Mukanza made this Access to Information request to Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development

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From: Susan Mukanza

Dear Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development,

Where can we find information about how to register my customary land and get a land title?

Yours faithfully,

Susan Mukanza

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Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development

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Dennis Obbo
MLHUD

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From: Dennis Obbo
Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development

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Subject: Access to Information request - Getting a Customary Land Title
To: "ATI requests at Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development" <[Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development request email]>
Date: Monday, April 13, 2015, 4:37 PM

Dear Ministry of Lands, Housing and
Urban Development,

Where can we find information about how to register my
customary land and get a land title?

Yours faithfully,

Susan Mukanza

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From: Dennis Obbo
Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development

Dear Susan Mukanza,
Customary land is recorded and not registered as you indicate. The difference is that there is no survey done, but a sketch map of your land is drawn. The process also begins in your home district and ends there. You need not go to our Ministry Zonal Offices.

But the out come of the two processes, whether it is recorded or registered is the same. The documents issued are conclusive evidence that show that you are the owner of the customary land.

The procedure:

1. The application form1 are available at the District Land Boards offices and a fee of 5,000/= is paid.
2. The Applicant has to fill in the forms in triplicate and submit them to the Recorder at the sub-county, who is also the sub-county chief.
3. The Area Land Committee puts up a notice on behalf of the District Land Board of applicants intention to acquire a certificate. This aims at informing the public of the applicant’s intentions
4. The committee goes ahead to mark boundaries, rights of way and other forms of easements.
5. The committee then makes a decision to the legitimacy of such an application using customary law as their guidance.
6. The decision of the Area Land Committee is put into writing. Three copies are made. The original is forwarded to the DLB together with a sketch map of the area
7. It is a recommendation, which the Board considers and may either accept or reject with reasons for rejection. When the Board accepts, its acceptance is put in writing and it is sent to the recorder who then issues the certificate at the sub county.
8. A Customary Land Identification number is given to each certificate of customary ownership issued and a fee of 5,000/= is paid.

I now consider your information requested aswered, unless otherwise.

Dennis Obbo
MLHUD
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Subject: Access to Information request - Getting a Customary Land Title
To: "ATI requests at Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development" <[Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development request email]>
Date: Monday, April 13, 2015, 4:37 PM

Dear Ministry of Lands, Housing and
Urban Development,

Where can we find information about how to register my
customary land and get a land title?

Yours faithfully,

Susan Mukanza

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