Frequently Asked Questions

[ PHYSICAL PLANNING - Land registration and administration ]

1. HOW MUCH DOES A SEARCH COST?

A search costs Ugx. 10,000/=

2. WHERE DO I GET ASSESSMENT FOR LAND TRANSACTIONS?

At the former DFCU Bank Town Hall branch next to the KCCA main entrance.

3. HOW AND WHERE DO I PAY STAMP DUTY?

Take your documents to the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) office at Diamond Trust Bank for assessment. After assessment, pay the stamp duty and ensure that you obtain a stamp certificate and a bar code.

4. WHAT DOCUMENTS DO I NEED FOR THE DIFFERENT LAND TRANSACTIONS?

The different documents required are as follows:

  1. CARRY OUT A SEARCH
  2. A search letter/form and evidence of payment of search fees.

  3. TRANSFER LAND
  4. A properly filled and witnessed transfer document/form, a consent form, copies of the identification documents and passport size photographs of the transferor and transferee, evidence of payment of stamp duty and transfer fees.

  5. MORTGAGE PROPERTY
  6. At least two copies of the mortgage deed/agreement, passport size photographs of the mortgagor and mortgagee as applicable, and evidence of payment of stamp duty and registration fees.

  7. REGISTER A CAVEAT
  8. At least two copies of the caveat, passport size photographs of the caveator, and evidence of payment of stamp duty and registration fees.

  9. WITHDRAW OF CAVEAT
  10. Withdrawal of caveat document, evidence of payment of stamp duty and registration fees.

  11. RELEASE A MORTGAGE
  12. Release of mortgage document, evidence of payment of stamp duty and registration fees.

  13. APPLY FOR A SPECIAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE
  14. Application accompanied by statutory declaration, passport size photographs of the registered proprietor/applicant, and evidence of payment of stamp duty and registration fees.

  15. APPLY FOR A SUBSTITUTE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE
  16. Application for substitute certificate of title addressed to the Commissioner for Land Registration, certificate of title.

  17. REPLACEMENT OF CERTIFICATE OF TITLE
  18. Application to replace certificate of title and evidence of payment of title charge.

  19. REGISTER A COURT DECREE/ORDER
  20. Court decree/order, evidence of payment of stamp duty and registration fees.

  21. REGISTER A LEASE
  22. Lease agreement/documents, passport size photographs of the lessor and lessee and evidence of payment of stamp duty and registration fees.

  23. REGISTER ADMINISTRATORS
  24. Cover letter, certified copy of letters of Administration and evidence of payment of stamp duty and registration fees.

  25. SUBDIVISION OF PLOT
  26. Mutation forms, deed prints and evidence of payment of title charges

  27. AMALGAMATION OF PLOTS
  28. Deed prints and evidence of payment of title charges.

  29. SURRENDER OF LEASE
  30. Surrender deed and evidence of payment of stamp duty and registration fees.

  31. EXTENSION OF LEASE

Lease variation deed/document and evidence of payment of stamp duty and registration fees.

5. ARE COLOURED PHOTOCOPIES AND SCANS OF SIGNATURES AND DOCUMENTS ACCEPTABLE

 No. The land registry only handles original documents and/or properly certified copies of the original documents.

6. HOW LONG DOES A TRANSACTION TAKE?

You should get communication in 3 days about the status of your request, however transactions time varies.

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