our fees & charges

The Lands Commission, as part of the Public Sector Reform Programs and the Land Administration Project, has its fees & charges modelled by Act 767 to increase its efficiency and effectiveness. Our fees & charges are billed by the various divisions as follow:

Survey Act, 1962 (Act 127)

Fees and Charges (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2009 (Act 793)

GEOLOGICAL SURVEY DEPARTMENT
REVENUE ITEMS APPROVED RATES (GH₵)
Other Reports  
Explanatory notes for the hydrogeological Map for urban planning 1:100,000 of Greater Accra Metropolitan Area 90.00
Geoinformation for land use, planning and urban development in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area 90.00
Geological Map of southwest Ghana 1:100,000 (with explanatory note) sheets Wiawso (0603D) Kukuom (0603B), Goaso (0603A), Sunyani (0703D) and Berekum (0703C) 300.00
Geological, Geophysical and Geochemical investigations in the Bui Belt Area in Ghana 300.00
New Geological Map of Ghana 45.00
   

Fees and Charges (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2009 (Act 793)

OFFICE OF THE ADMINISTRATOR OF STOOL LANDS
REVENUE ITEM APPROVED RATE (GH₵)
Annual Ground Rent on Mining Concession (per acre) 15.00
   
   

 

LANDS COMMISSION (SURVEY AND MAPPING DIVISION)

Lands Commission Act, 2008 (Act 767) fees and charges (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2009 (Act 793)

REVENUE ITEM APPROVED RATE (GH₵)
A.  PREPARATION OF PLAN FOR LAND CERTIFICATE  
1. Parcel Plan (Areas with sectional Maps)  
Up to 0.1 hectare 100.00
0.1 hectare and under 0. 2 hectare 124.00
0.2 hectare and under 0.4 hectare 150.00
0.4 hectare and under 0.6 hectare 176.00
0.6 hectare and under 0.8 hectare 200.00
0.8 hectare and under 1.0 hectare 224.00
1.0 hectare and under 1.4 hectares 252.00
1.4 hectare and up to 10 hectares 180 Area in hectare
Above 10 hectares (cost of first 10 hectares  30  additional hectare) 1800  additional hectare)
   
2. Cadastral Plan (Areas without sectional Maps)
Up to 0.1 hectare 192.00
0.1 hectare and under 0.2 hectare 216.00
0.2 hectare and under 0.4 hectare 240.00
0.4 hectare and under 0.6 hectare 264.00
0.6 hectare and under 0.8 hectare 288.00
0.8 hectare and under 1.0 hectares 312.00
1.0 hectare and up to 1.4 hectares 392.00
1.4 hectares and up to 10 hectares 280.00 Area in hectare
Above 10 hectares (cost of first 10 hectare additional hectare) 2,800.00  (40 additional hectare)
   
Cost for Reprint of Plan of A4, A3 size (additional copy) 24.00
Cost of Reprint of Plan A0, A1 size (additional copy) 50.00
Composite Plan for Title purpose 72.00 per transaction
   
Quality Control  
For Parcel/Cadastral Plan for Title 30% of 1 and 2 above
For Consultancy Work 30% 0f the cost of SMD Assessment
   
B. RIGID SURVEY FOR ACQUISITION OF LAND (Per Kilometer)
Open Roads and Lines  
Setting-out 68.88
Clearing and Pillaring 97.88
Traversing 170.24
   
Grass and Open Country  
Setting-out 90.72
Clearing and Pillaring 129.12
Traversing 170.24
   
Light Forest and Tall Grass  
Setting-out 134.64
Clearing and Pillaring 191.52
Traversing 170.24
   
Scrub and Heavy Forest  
Setting-out 159.48
Clearing and Pillaring 226.92
Traversing 170.24
   
ENGINEERING AND TERTIARY SURVEY (Per Kilometer)
Open Roads and Lines  
Setting-Out 68.88
Clearing and Pillaring 97.88
Traversing 118.78
Levelling 99.32
   
Grass and Open Country  
Setting-Out 90.72
Clearing and Pillaring 191.52
Traversing 118.72
Levelling 99.32
   
Light Forest and Tall Grass  
Setting-Out 134.64
Clearing and Pillaring 191.52
Traversing 118.72
Levelling 99.32
   
Scrub and Heavy Forest  
Setting-Out 159.48
Clearing and Pillaring 226.92
Traversing 118.72
Levelling 99.32
   
3. TACHEOMETRIC SURVEYS (Per Kilometer)  
Open Roads and Lines  
Setting-Out 68.88
Clearing and Pillaring 97.88
Traversing 85.12
   
C. APPROVAL OF SITE PLAN
1. Plans from Sectional Maps  
Up to 0.10 hectares 40.00
0.11 to 0.16 hectares 60.00
0.17 to 0.20 hectares 80.00
0.21 to 0.40 hectares 100.00
0.41 to 0.81 hectares 120.00
0.82 to 1.21 hectares 140.00
1.22 to .62 hectares 160.00
1.63 to 2.02 hectares 180.00
Above 2.02 hectares 200.00
   
2. CADASTRAL PLANS  
Up to 0.10 hectares 20.00
0.11 to 0.14 hectares 24.00
0.15 t0 0.18 hectares 28.00
0.19 to 0.20 hectares 32.00
0.21 to 0.28 hectares 34.00
0.29 to 0.36 hectares 36.00
0.37 to 0.40 hectares 40.00
0.41 to 2.02 hectares 80.00
2.03 to 3.04 hectares 120.00
3.05 to 4.05 hectares 160.00
4.06 to 6.07 hectares 240.00
6.08 to 8.09 hectares 320.00
8.10 to 10.12 hectares 400.00
10.13 to 12.14 hectares 480.00
12.15 to 16.19 hectares 600.00
16.20 to 20.24 hectares 800.00
20.25 to 28.33 hectares 1,200.00
28.34 to 40.47 hectares 1,600.00
Above 40.47 hectares 2,000.00
   
D. Land Dispute Surveys/Composite Plan (Dependent on Volume of Work) 400.00 (Minimum)
   
   
E. Licensed Surveyors Fees (Annual) 300.00
   
F. Hiring of Survey Instruments (per day)
Theodolite 30.00
Geodetic Level 200.00
Automatic Level 100.00
Total Station 150.00
GPS (Per set) 500.00
   
   
a.  Developed Areas (Cities/Towns)  
Photo scale up to 1/15.000 56.00
1/15.000 up to 1/25.000 100.00
1/25.000 and above 120.00
   
L. INSTRUMENTATION  
Registration of Survey Instruments/Equipment  
Set of GPS (3) 500.00
Total Station 300.00
Level 200.00
Theodolite 200.00
   
Calibration of Survey Instruments/Equipment (Annual)  
Set of GPS (3) 150.00
Total Station 100.00
Level 50.00
Theodolite 50.00
   
M. Stereoscopic Vision Test 50.00
Presentation Fee 30.00
Communication fee for text messages 1.00
Processing Fee 30.00
     

 

LANDS COMMISSION (LAND VALUATION DIVISION)

  Processing Fees  
  Group A
Lands Commission Act, 2008

(Act 767) Fees and Charges (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2009 (Act 793)

Assignment 400.00
Conveyance  
Gifts  
Declaration (where original is not stamped)  
Deed of surrender  
Group B
All Financial Documents 400.00
   
Group C
Lease  
Sub-Lease  
Confirmatory Deed (where original is not stamped)  
Deed of variation (where original is not stamped)  
Declaration (where original is stamped)  
Vesting Assent 300.00
Deed Partition  
Certificate of Purchase  
Tenancy Agreement  
Licenses – Mining  
Judgement (related to Land)  
Mortgages  
   
Group D
Indemnity  
Power of Attorney  
Ordinary Agreement  
Receipt  20.00
Discharge of mortgage  
Share Transfer  
Bill of exchange  
Trust Deed  
     

 

LANDS COMMISSION (PUBLIC AND VESTED LAND MANAGEMENT DIVISION)

   REVENUE ITEM APPROVED RATES (GH₵)

Lands Commission Act, 2008 (Act 767) Fees and Charges (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2009 (Act 793)

Every Administrative Search in respect of Residential Commercial Civic/ cultural Land or 1.0 (0.5 of a hectare acre or any part thereof) 50.00
Every Administrative Search in respect of Residential Commercial Civic/ cultural Land (Every additional 0.5 of a hectare or 1.0 acre or any part of an acre) 10.00
Every Search in respect of land for securing permit (0.5 of a hectare or 1.0 acre or any part of an acre 30.00
Every Search in respect of land for securing residential user permit (Every additional 0.5 of a hectare or 1.0 acre or any part of an acre 5.00
Every Search in respect of land foe securing Civic/ cultural, commercial or industrial user permit (0.5 of a hectare or 1.0 acre or any part of an acre 50.00
Plotting of each instrument for residential purposes GH₵80.00 or 0.25 of the land value
Plotting of each instrument on any land for civic/ cultural, commercial or industrial purposes GH₵ 100.00 or 0.50 of the land value
Plotting fee for mortgage instrument 100.00
Processing fee for an application for renewal of lease 1.00of land value
Processing fee for consent to Mortgage the whole or part of Residential leasehold 400.00
Processing fee for consent to Mortgage the whole or part of Commercial, Civic/Cultural, Commercial, industrial etc. leasehold 400.00
Inspection within District or Regional Capital 40.00
Inspection outside District or Regi0nal Capital 60.00
Provision of compulsory land acquisition services (8.0 of a hectare of 20 acres or any part thereof) 2,000.00
Every additional 4.0 hectares or 10 acres or any part thereof 100.00 up to a maximum of 10.000.00
Presentation fee for an application for regularization of land 500.00
Processing fee foe an application for regularization of land 2.50% of the land value
Preparation of a lease and license for residential, Commercial, Civic/Cultural industrial (state, vested lands and stool/skin) 500.00
Processing fees for consent to Mortgage the whole or part industrial or commercial leasehold 200.00
Processing fees for consent to Assign or sublet the whole of residential, civic/cultural, industrial or commercial leasehold 2.00% of land value
Preparation of a lease for a Petrol filling station (state, stool/skin, vested land) 900.00
Preparation of any License for any temporal use of public land 300.00
Processing and plotting of lands, the ownership of which is by statutory declaration (% of total cost of 3 newspaper publications) 33% of total cost of three (3) newspaper publications as administrative charges
Processing of document on land (private transaction) 0.5 hectare or 1.0 acre of any part thereof 50.00
Processing application to mount big size bill board on public land (above 3.05m and  3.05m) 400.00
Processing application to mount medium size bill board (3.05m but up to 1.52m  1.52m) 300.00
Processing application to mount small size bill board (below 1.52m  1.52m) 200.00

 

Administrative charge for professional services offered by the Commission Based on the scale of man hours fee of the Ministry of Water, Resources, Works and Housing
Swearing of Oath of Proof in respect of land transactions 50.00
Re-scaling of maps (Conversion from lower to higher or higher to lower scale maps) 50.00
Every Administrative Search in respect of Agricultural Land (0.5 of a hectare or any part of 1.0 acre or any part thereof) 5.00
Every search in respect of land securing civic/cultural, commercial or industrial user permit (0.5 of a hectare or 1.0 acre or any part thereof) 10.00
Publication of land acquisition instruments 33% of total cost of three (3) newspaper publications as administrative charges
Communication fee for text messages 1.00
Local publication 2,000.00
     

 

LANDS COMMISSION (LAND REGISTRATION DIVISION)

  REVENUE ITEM APPROVED FEES (GH₵)
On presentation of registration of each instrument at the Deed 30.00
Registration of instrument Deed Registry 60.00
Provision of a certified Copy of an Extract from any registered instrument deposited at the deeds registry 50.00
Presentation of claim to any parcel for objection 40.00
Substitution of leaseholds o Supplementary leaseholds 30.00
Notice of deposit of Land Certificate or Provisional Certificate 30.00
Taking an affidavit or statutory declaration 30.00
Each exhibit thereto (Act 122) 30.00
Rectification of the register by the Land Registrar or an order of the High Court 40.00
Combination of contiguous parcels of land 40.00
Certified copy of registered land, Certificate of Provisional Certificate  30.00
Assent by a personal representative 30.00
Probate of Letters of Administration 30.00
Verifying subsisting entries in the register 30.00
Premium in leases, the same fees as specified in 2007b 30.00
On each subpoena to produce a document ——
Registered documents or other information by post At cost
Advertisements At cost
Special edition (express service) At cost
Application for registering recovery of possession by legal or re-entry by lessor abandonment by lessee 120.00
Search on site plans (1 acre of any part of any area of any acre 30.00
Search based on site plan (every additional acre or any part of an acre 10.00
Search on securing development permit (one acre or any) 40.00
Search on securing development permit additional acre or acre 5.00
Plotting of Land Certificate (every additional acre or any part of an acre) 10.00
Application for replacement of Yellow/Lodgment 30.00
On presentation 0f each instrument (Tile Registry) 30.00
Site Inspection one (1) acre or less 50.00
Site Inspection (more than 1 acre but less than 10 acres) 100.00
Site Inspection (10 acres or more but less than 50 acres) 150.00
Site Inspection (50 acres or more) 200.00
     
  Communication fee for TXT messages 1.00