Land Ownership 10% open


What data is expected?

Data should include maps of lands with parcel layer and display parcel boundaries in addition to a land registry with information on transactions of parcels of land. The assessment criteria were developed in collaboration with Cadasta Foundation. For more information on land ownership datasets and where they're located, see Cadasta Foundation's Data Overview](

  • Types of cadastre
  • Transaction history of parcel
  • Parcel boundaries
  • Parcel location
  • Data available for the entire country
  • None of the above

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Available free of charge No
Publicly available No According to the Egyptian law 142-1964 only owner or legal representative can access ownership documents.
Openly licenced No
Up-to-date No
In an open and machine-readable format Other
Digital data No
Print data No
Collected by government Yes
findable_steps Data found in google using keyword "land registry" in arabic, known in egypt as "Sijil Ayni"
characteristics None of the above Details of the digitization of guide land registry available here
Controlled access No
Collector name Egyptian General Survey Authority
Dataset not available.

Law 142-1964 (in arabic) explains that only land owners can access land ownership documents. This is detailed in the Articles 58 to 61: Article 58 Translation “Each owner is given a copy of the real estate paper called "title deed" and if two or more people have a common property, each of them is given a copy of the title deed on behalf of all the public after paying a fee of 100 piasters.” Land registration has been started, but there is no evidence available that land titles are available for the entire national territory. A report shows that agricultural land records are being digitised: Details of the digitization of guide land registry available here According to a news source here (, “Eng. Medhat Kamal El-Din, head of the Egyptian General Authority for Surveying of the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation, said that the inventory of state properties in five provinces, including Aswan, Luxor, North Sinai, Wadi Al-Gadid and Gharbia, has been completed.”

Meta data

Data location   Unknown
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Other
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Hatem Ben Yacoub
Last modified   Mon May 28 2018 23:06:24 GMT+0000 (UTC)