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Ethiopia - Apply for Original Land Title

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A Land Title is a legal document showing evidence of ownership of land. In Ethiopia Land Title are issued by the land Registry under Ministry of urban development housing and construction.


Anyone who owns original land can apply for a land titles.

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  • Visit the land registry office at the ministry of urban development housing and construction or at any of their branch country wide
  • Get the application forms and accurately fill them
  • Make copies of all the necessary documents
  • Submit application to the land office

Required Information

  • Full name
  • Address
  • Detail of land in question i.e. location ,plot and block numbers
  • Detail of original owner


In Person

  • Get the plot and the block number for the land in question
  • Get the application form from the directorate of land registrar office at the ministry of urban development housing and construction or visit any of their branch country wide
  • Fill in the application form all the details information
  • Make a payment of Birr 150 any bank of your choice in Ethiopia require for you to obtain your land titles
  • After you have completed the application form, forward it, together with relevant supporting documents and attach the receipt payment from the bank to the ministry of urban development housing and construction Addis Ababa Ethiopia, or at any branch country wide.
  • Upon review and approval of the submitted documents by the responsible officer, you will then be told when to go back and get your original land title

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Required Documents

  • Identification card
  • Passport photo


The total fees to obtain orginal land title in Ethiopia is 50Birr.


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Processing Time

Processing time may be 3 to 4 business days

Office Locations & Contacts

Ministry of urban development housing and construction
P0 B0X 24134/ 1000
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: +251115531688/ +251115131672

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Registration or application forms are available in two (2) languages, and therefore you are advised to fill the form in the language you understand best in order to avoid errors

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

The land title is very important because it is the only evidence you have of ownership. It further Contribute to family’s security because one is sure that they cannot be evicted Avoid lad disputes Can also be used to get loan facilities from bank

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