State Land Service
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State Land Service (in Latvian: Valsts zemes dienests) is a governmental agency under the jurisdiction of the Minister of Justice of Latvia, dedicated to the management and documentation of the Latvian land, as well as any property on it.
It has been established and is operated according to the State Land Service Regulation (Valsts zemes dienesta nolikums), and has the following tasks:
- ensure the work of the Cadaster
- ensure the work of the State Address Register
- ensure the work of the Informational System of the Limited Use Land
- ensure the work of the Central Database of High-Detail Topographical Information
- perform cadastral evaluation of real property
- participate in the implementation of state land policies
- perform cadastral measurements of buildings
Additionally, the Service acts as a mediator between Latvian real estate owners and other government property agencies, namely the Cadaster and Land Books. It offers the following services:
- Data registration, e.g. property registration, division and joining of property
- Data updates, e.g. address update, usage information update
- Data distribution from the Cadaster
The State Land Service also provides statistical information about real estate in Latvia, which may be employed for the purposes of market analyses. Amongst other data, it mentions the distribution of properties in different regions, allowing property investor to choose more or less active areas, depending on their aims.
Another useful data is the information on the cadastral value of properties, provided via the official website dedicated to this topic. This data can be used to see cheaper and more expensive areas, keeping in mind that it is the cadastral value that determines the amount of property tax to be paid. The data on cadastral values is available for different groups of property, as well as for different locations, or the country as a whole.
Services provided by the State Land Service
In addition to its core responsibilities, the State Land Service acts as a mediator between Latvian real estate owners and other government property agencies, namely the Cadaster and Land Books. It offers the following services:
The State Land Service facilitates data registration processes, including property registration, division, and joining of property. This service ensures that all relevant information regarding land ownership and property boundaries is accurately recorded and maintained in the official records.
Keeping property information up to date is essential for effective land management. The State Land Service provides data update services, allowing property owners to make changes to their property records. This includes updating addresses, usage information, and other pertinent details to ensure accurate and current property data.
Data distribution from the Cadaster
The Cadaster holds a wealth of valuable information related to land parcels and property ownership. The State Land Service facilitates the distribution of data from the Cadaster to various stakeholders, such as surveyors, real estate professionals, and government agencies. This enables access to reliable and comprehensive data for land-related activities and decision-making processes.
Statistical data and information
The State Land Service also provides statistical information about real estate in Latvia, which can be employed for market analyses and strategic planning. The following types of data are available:
Distribution of properties
One of the key statistical insights provided by the State Land Service is the distribution of properties in different regions of Latvia. This information allows property investors and developers to identify more or less active areas based on their specific objectives. Understanding the regional distribution of properties helps inform investment decisions and market strategies.
Cadastral value of properties
The State Land Service maintains an official website dedicated to providing information on the cadastral value of properties in Latvia. Cadastral value is an important factor in determining property taxes. The data available on the website allows users to compare and analyze the cadastral values of different properties, both within specific groups and across different locations. This information assists property owners and potential buyers in assessing the financial implications of property ownership and making informed decisions.
By offering comprehensive services and valuable statistical data, the State Land Service contributes to the efficient management and utilization of land resources in Latvia, promoting transparency, fairness, and informed decision-making in the real estate sector.