Work of Cadastre Offices

The Cadastre Administration

a- In charge of:-

  • All the issues pertaining to cadastral works.
  • Developing regular schedules for works related to demarcation, drafting, land measurements and betterments. It is also possible, when needed, to entrust works related to demarcation, drafting, land measurement, boundary demarcation and engineering networks to specialized private companies.
  • Supervising the cadastre departments in governorates and districts, issuing instructions and giving directives for the proper functioning of cadastral works.
  • Supervising works related to optional demarcation and drafting, in coordination with the central registrars, in addition to monitoring the work of those considered by the GDLRC as its affiliated sworn surveyors or engineers entitled to perform works pertaining to optional demarcation and drafting in accordance with the provisions of resolution no.2576 dated 24/05/1929, and making necessary suggestions about them.
  • Developing training programs addressed to technicians and aiming at keeping them up to date.
  • All the other functions stipulated in the laws and regulations in force.


b- The departments of the Cadastre undertake the following functions and prerogatives:

1- The administrative department: In charge of:

  • The front office works (Incoming and outgoing mail - procurement of supplies and equipment).
  • Technical records (Personal files).
  • Accounting and budget (selection of bids – publications human resources).


2- The Land Betterment Department for agricultural lands:

The department of land betterment works under the supervision of the additional real estate judge, and is in charge of the:

  • Valuation and classification of real estates before the consolidation and subdivision.
  • Developing tables showing the areas of every type of land owned by each individual according to their estimated values
  • Developing maps with updated amendments
  • Distributing the updated real estates to individuals, within each site, based on the estimated value of what was owned by each of them before the consolidation.
  • Developing maps for the new estates showing their final area
  • Delivering the estates to their owners by placing boundaries on the land according to engineering networks and establishing a demarcation report for each of them.


3- Final Drawing Department

  • Placing latitudes and longitudes, as well as pinpointing networks, on maps.
  • Examining the preliminary drawing, validating it and correcting mistakes if any.
  • Implementing the amended aerial shots and drawing the border’s amendments decided by the real estate judge.
  • Developing and printing final maps.
  • Measuring areas mechanically or by calculating them
  • Establishing records specifically for the surface areas of estates
  • Depositing copies of the final maps at the concerned Land Registry office and developing deposit reports.


4- Cadastre departments at the governorates and districts: In charge of:

  • Carrying out topographical transactions as commissioned by the registrars
  • Making copies of the maps
  • Developing weekly reports and real estate surveying reports
  • Carrying out the demarcation of lands, developing their temporary maps and establishing their relevant reports, in addition to organizing census records and alphabetical classifications and recording facts and objections.
  • Implementing the amendments decided by the real estate judge on the temporary demarcation works.
  • Carrying out the necessary technical area measurement in order to organize the final cadastral maps.
  • Making the preliminary drawing of cadastral maps.
  • Executing the decisions of the additional real estate judge pertaining to maps or borders.