How to Apply for Original land Title In Uganda

Apply for Original land Title In Uganda By Online

  1. Find the block and plot number for the property in question.
  2. Search for a title and get a Consent forms from the Registry of Titles: Here the registry provides an official ticket with the amount that must be paid and is then taken to the bank for payment in the full amount.
  3. Pay the Search Cost and Duty to the nearest Commercial Bank and obtains a receipt to be returned to an estate registry in order to conclude the process.
  4. Search the Registry of Titles and this can be completed after the presentation of the payment receipt for the fee for the search from the bank.
  5. In this instance, one also receives an consent-to transfer the application (in instances in which the property was registered under someone else’s name).
  6. Include all the necessary documents such as forms for consent and transfer, Modification Forms, Applications for Certificate of Customary Ownership , and an agreement for sale (in instances where the person applying is purchasing the land). It is not required to employ an attorney to write the sale agreement or to conduct the transaction, however in our situation, it could be a common practice.
  7. Evaluation of property for purposes of transfer is conducted by the The Chief Government Valuer’s Office in order to determine the value of the property to be used for transfer purposes as well as to assess and pay stamp duty
  8. Request an income tax clearance document and assessment form to pay of stamp duty from the Uganda Revenue Authority: Once the Chief Valuer of the Government has given his approval to the price and the file is handed over into Uganda Revenue Authority. Uganda Revenue Authority, where an assessment form for Stamp Duty is given. This form is required by the Uganda Revenue Authority also requires anyone who buys land worth greater than UGX 50,000,000.00 (approximately $20,000.00) get an Income Tax Clearance that identifies the buyer’s source of income to be used for tax purposes prior to registration. The name of the bank designated will be given.
  9. The payment of stamp duty is made at the commercial bank that has been designated In the initial instance the assessment forms are completed, which is sent to the bank where it is then paid. The Bank will notify that the Uganda Revenue Authority that payment was received. The reconciliation process takes place with both the Bank as well as Uganda Revenue Authority. Uganda Revenue Authority which can be up to three days.
  10. Get consent for transfer from Land Office: This is completed by submitting the forms for transfer at the Land office. (A receipt for payment of consent fees has to be submitted and, if the transaction involves corporations that are involved, they need to register with the registry of companies an authorization resolution for the transaction, which is UGX 20000)
  11. Documents to be presented for Kampala City Council. Kampala City Council. The documents comprise the following: signed sale agreement as well as receipts of stamp duty payments and companies resolutions for buying and selling. This embossed sales agreement is presented an official from the Kampala Capital Authority to be used for evaluation of the registration fee.
  12. A form for assessment is provided that details the amount payment for the Registration Fees. The form will also include details of the bank at which the payment is to be made.
  13. One has to pay the registration fees at a commercial bank to begin this registration procedure.
  14. Invoice the sale contract (including receipts for payment of registration fees, photocopies of IDs as well as passport size photos of Buyer and Seller) in the Land Office where it is sent to the Registrar, who signs the instrument of Transfer.
  15. The file is then typed and then it is sent to the Commissioner responsible for Land Registration to verify. The registrar erases the previous owner’s handwriting, and then signs the file against the new owner.

In the event that a title is leased that is a part of government land , one has to go through the following procedure:

  • The applicant fills the form in Land Form 7,
  • Pay an application fee of 20.000or more
  • Attach any required documents such as at least two passport photos in the case of applicants who are individuals or, in the event of bodies corporate, a copy of the certified certificates of registration / incorporation as well as articles or Memorandum of Association ( for companies or NGOs, Associations, Registered Trustees, Cooperative societies etc.)
  • Submit the application in writing to the Secretary Uganda Land Commission who on receipt
  • Visits the site to the property;
  • Consults with the Commissioner Land Administration on status of the land and on technical instructions; and
  • It is necessary to consult with the user Government Department / Institution for approval to redistribute the property.
  • The Commission is the one to review the application, and also sets the rules and regulations.
  • After that, the approved application will be submitted on to CGV to determine the amount of the premium as well as ground rent.

Apply Online

  • Land title applications on line hasn’t yet begun, but it is expected that the Land Registry is currently undergoing the process of digitizing files.
  • IGN IGN, a French company was hired to collect all information and then store them online . This involves scanning all paper documents and
  • The process of creating a database on a computer. Details can be obtained by visiting

Required Documents For Apply for Original land Title

  • Identification Card;
  • Passport photograph.

Office Locations and Contacts

Uganda Land CommissionCentury Building Siad Barre Avenue
P.O. Box 36408 Kampala Uganda
Telephone: (0) 414 235 875/235 884

Tel: +256 204660000, +256 414581294

  • District Land Offices (DLOs)
  • District Land Offices (DLOs)
  • Office of the Recorder (OR)
  • Area Land Committees (ALCs)
  • Ministry Zonal Offices (MZOs)in all districts of Uganda
  • District Land Boards (DLBs)In All Districts in Uganda


  • Anyone who owns land may apply for a title to land.


The total fees could rise as high as 47500/=, and the company’s fee is 67500. The fees are broken down in the following manner.

  • The Search and Consent Fee USD 25,000 (UGX $10,000 search charge plus the bank fee of UGX 2,500 (UGX 10,000 Consent Fee plus UGX 2,500 bank fee)
  • Companies Registry Special Resolution – $ UGX 20000+ (When the company is involved in the transaction who are involved, they have to file with the company’s registry an authorization resolution for the transaction, and it costs)
  • Registration Fee: 22,500 UGX (UGX 20k in fees and an additional 2,500 in bank fees).


A title to land has no duration of validity if that it has been issued by an authorized authority and the it is not transferred to a different person is not done.

Documents to Utilize

  • Confirmation and Transfer Forms
  • Mutation Form
  • Application for a certificate of customary ownership
  • Notice to provide reasons the reason why the tenant shouldn’t be terminated due to non-payment of rent
  • Application to convert from traditional tenure, to freehold tenure, or grant of freehold
  • Application to convert leasehold of public land into freehold
  • Request for a leasehold
  • Notice of hearing for the application for the grant of freehold
  • Freehold grants from District Land Boards

Examples of Documents

The sample documents may be obtained from and

Processing Time

The processing time could be as short as 3 (3) up to (4) weeks. However, when the new process of digitalization of the office for lands is complete, chasing an land title could take only minutes, not weeks.


  • Visit the land ministry to get the application forms you need and fill them out accurately;
  • Copy all required documents;
  • Make all the payments and
  • Send your application to the office of land.

The Information You Need

  • Name and address of the applicant;
  • Information about the Land that are in dispute i.e. the location, plot and block numbers;
  • Information about the original owner.

The Document is Required

A title to land is a legal document that permits and confirms ownership of the land. In Uganda the law allows two types of certificates of land ownership, which are the following:

  • A title certificate issued by the Registrar of Titles under the RTA cap 230 , and only applies to leasehold, mailo and freehold tenures. It also includes A certificate of customary ownership/ occupancy granted by a recorder pursuant to the Land Act 227 and only is applicable to customary tenure and tenancy-by-occupation respectively.

Information that could be helpful

It is crucial to remember that:

  • The Land Registry is currently undergoing an electronic file scanning process that involves scanning all paper documents and creating a database on computers.
  • The consent form serves double purpose as it’s the exact form utilized to pay taxes. So, even if the land is freehold and there isn’t a need to get consent for transfer the land, the same form can be used to identify the tax due and pay them.
  • ULC is able to obtain the right to freehold the former public land by submitting an application to the relevant Land Board where the subject land is situated.
  • ULC does not grant interest on government land that is more than leasehold.
  • The occupants of Government land are not guaranteed occupation.

Other uses of the document/certificate

The title to your land is important as it is the only proof of ownership. The land title also

  • Helps ensure the security of family members as one can be certain that they won’t be exiled;
  • Does not cause land disputes.
  • This can be used to secure credit facilities from banks.

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