INSPIRE Knowledge Base

The State Land Service

LMO Description
The State Land Service
Proposed role in INSPIRE development
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • register a project to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Level of authority: 
    The State Land Service maintains National Real Estate Cadastre Information System of Latvia
    Formal Mandate: 
    <p>The SLS was created in 1992 in<br /> accordance with the law of the<br /> Republic of Latvia entitled “Concerning<br /> the State Land Service”,<br /> which was passed on December 15, 1992. The<br /> SLS is the only<br /> government institution of the Republic of<br /> Latvia that operates<br /> in the area of land administration,<br /> putting into effect<br /> government real estate policy within the<br /> comprehensive framework<br /> of government land policy, ensuring<br /> the registration of Latvia’s<br /> land, as its national wealth, and<br /> connected objects (land and<br /> structures), the updating of this data and<br /> the oversight of<br /> this process, as well as ensuring<br /> the protection and successful<br /> utilization of land, as Latvia’s national<br /> wealth, throughout the<br /> country. SLS can logically be viewed as<br /> the continuator of<br /> longstanding land management and cadastre<br /> maintenance traditions<br /> in the territory of Latvia after the<br /> renewal of Latvia’s<br /> independence in 1991. The SLS is<br /> subordinate to the Cabinet<br /> of Ministers of the Republic of<br /> Latvia (henceforth –CM) and<br /> operates under the oversight of the<br /> Ministry of Justice. </p>
    Main Activities: 
    The main tasks of the State Land Service are following: the provision of the State Information System of real property cadastre and registration of real property object data – registration and updating of textual and spatial data on land units, buildings, groups of premises, parcels of land, system maintenance and development of Real Property market data base maintenance, provision of data accessibility in on line mode; maintenance textual and graphical information in the State Address Register – textual and spatial addressing objects registration and updating, system maintenance and developing, drafting and updating of administrative territory border descriptions and graphical data; mass valuation of real property land units, buildings, groups of premises, parcels of land, the development of cadastral value base, determination of special values; the implementation of national land reform policy – maintenance of Rural Land Privatization Register, taking decisions on renewal of land proprietary rights or transfer of land into ownership for payment in rural areas, consideration of border disputes in rural area, organization of state funded land cadastral surveying for former proprietors; the provision of the operation of high detailed elaboration topographic data central database – accumulation of high resolution topographic data of all state territory; the maintenance of Information System of restricted zones – registration and data updating of restricted zones and objects; cadastral surveying of buildings and groups of premises – obtaining textual and spatial data of buildings and groups of premises for updating the information in the State Information System of Real Property Cadaster, management of cadastral and land survey methodology.
    Area of work/experience
    Geographic Domain:: 
    Societal Sector: 
    Central government organization
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development: 
    Developmnt of The State Land Service GIS using cofinancing of European Regional Develompent Fund. This project currently in implementation phasis.
    Primary Business: 
    Environmental application domains: