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The Cadaster (in Latvian: Kadastrs) is the data distribution portal of the State Land Service of Latvia. It is the primary source of any information related to real property in Latvia, and one the most important data portals related to the due diligence process. The official website of the Cadaster is https://www.kadastrs.lv/.
The data provided by the Cadaster is collected on both regional and state levels in order to distribute reliable, consistent and up-to-date information. Its sources include the following:
- municipal governments
- Latvia’s State Forests (Forest Register of Latvia)
- Ministry of Justice
- Government joint stock company Privatizācijas aģentūra, responsible for the privatization of property currently owned, but not needed, by the government
- Register of Enterprises
- Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia
- Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs
- State Revenue Service
- National Address Register
- Rural Support Service
The services provided by the Cadaster are divided into two parts: free and paid.
- free services
- property information, its cadastral number and value
- parts of the property, if applicable: buildings, land units, groups of premises
- location and borders of properties
- lists of addresses with related properties, their addresses in the past and postal codes
- paid services
- predicted cadastral values of properties
- technical parameters of properties, e.g. width, number of floors, distribution of areas by function etc.
- data about the owner of the property (if it is a legal person): address, registration number etc.
- information about the partial ownership of a property, if applicable
- encumbrances and properties or property parts they affect
- registered documents related to a property
- objects physically related to a property, e.g. buildings on a land plot, apartments of an apartment complex etc.
The Cadaster also offers a number of real property maps, indicating various data:
- administrative division borders
- addresses and streets
- zoning by purpose, e.g. residential areas, forest areas etc.
- land surveying zones
- cadastral groups