Public & Vested Land Division (PVLMD)

According to section 23 of the Lands Commission Act (Act 767), the functions of the Public and Vested Lands Management Division are:

  • Facilitating the acquisition of land for Government;
  • Managing state acquired and vested lands in conformity with approved land use plans;
  • Other functions determined by the Commission.
  • To attain optimum efficiency and effectiveness in the administration and management of public and other lands through a robust land service delivery.
  • To manage public lands effectively so as to ensure easy and secure access for all types of land uses and contribute to socio-economic development.
  • We treat customers and each other with integrity, respect, and professionalism
  • We are all one team – working together towards a common vision.
  • We strive for open, clear, and honest internal and external communication.
  • We are committed to personal and organizational accountability and responsibility.
  • We are sensitive to the long-term impacts of our decisions.
  • We recognize staff as our greatest asset and encourage personal and professional growth.
  • We continuously improve our processes.
  • We provide quality customer service
  • We strive for a balance among competing uses and long term protection of natural resources.
  • We respect the trust responsibilities which govern the land and resources entrusted to our care.
  • Protect, restore, enhance, and preserve resources on State Lands
  • Manage State lands to generate revenues, enhance the economy, and assure ongoing viability of the resource while protecting the environment.
  • Achieve excellence and improve efficiency and effectiveness of the Commission operations.
  • Create better public understanding about the Commission’s responsibilities and programs.
  • Obtain funding for Commission Policy priorities