​The Cadastre Unit

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Cadastral Regulations / L​ist of Coordinates

Guidelines -Use of PIN

MHL Communiqué - Use of PIN 

Application for PIN

Guidelines for plan

Cadastral Survey Regulation 2012

Second Schedule (regulations 3(b) and 4)

Outcome from stakeholders

Notices under the Acquisitive Prescription Act
Year 2008
Year 2018



Land is the habitat of man and its wide use is crucial in the economic, social and environmental advancement of all countries. The survival of mankind depends on a judicious policy to balance the competing demands of exploitation and conservation of this essential and scarce resource.
Population growth, technological and social hazards, and environmental degradation have all to be taken into account to-day by policy-makers, resource planners and administrators who make decisions about the land. Although the printed map is still useful, computerised systems offer improved ways of acquiring, storing, processing and retrieving such information.

Land information is a prime requisite for making decisions related to land investment, development and management.

The Cadastre Unit has been set up in the wake of the Land Administration Valuation and Information Management System (LAVIMS) Project.

The digital cadastral database (DCDB), one of the main components of the LAVIMS Project, was completed in June 2011. Thereafter, the Cadastre Unit was set up and it became fully operational in April 2012. The Cadastral Survey Act 2011 provides for the maintenance and updating of the digital cadastral database. This exercise is critical to the land market as the whole land transaction process has been computerized in an integrated system linking the three components of the LAVIMS project which are as follows:-

  • A digital cadastral database (DCDB)
  • A  property valuation of all residential and commercial sites
  • A parcel-based Deeds Registration Systems


 The benefits to be derived from the implementation of The LAVIMS DCDB are the following 
    •  Improved certainty of land location and its ownership
    • Greater productivity and better use of land
    • Land transaction procedures are improved resulting into lower costs and the stimulation of the land market.
    • Provides an improved tool for physical, environmental monitoring and land valuation
    • Improved rating on taxation procedure



        The Cadastre Unit has the dedicated role of updating and maintaining the digital cadastre and the main functions of the Unit are:-

             (i)    creating links between deeds registered at the Registrar General’s Department to parcels in the digital cadastre;

        (ii)   edit land parcel boundaries in the digital cadastre as per registered Land Survey (LS) plans;
        (iii)  issue Parcel Identification Number (PIN) for use by Surveyors in Land Survey reports and eventually in title deeds witnessing new land transactions within two working days for existing parcels in the cadastre; and
        (iv) maintenance of a Geodetic Network using Global Positioning System (GPS).

         For any complaints or queries concerning PIN applications , please email at lscadastre@govmu.org or phone on 4013752.
        Contact Us 
        The Cadastral Unit
        Ministry of Housing and Lands,
        3rd Floor, Ebene Tower,
        Tel No: (230) 4013752