Land Ownership 0% open

Sierra Leone

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
Openly licenced No
Up-to-date No
In an open and machine-readable format There are only paper copies for now.
Digital data No
Print data No This is what is said but the practice is different. The filing is in such a disorderly manner that it takes someone working in the office to do any search.
Collected by government Yes
findable_steps I googled the Sierra Leone Government Portal and went to the Ministry of Lands, Country Planning and the Environment where I found Land Registry. There is an article that explains the processes involved in land issues. Since I did not see any maps on the Ministry's website, I called an official who told me that everything is still done manually, but that, data is available. I called out the fields to be filled and he said they were all available but not for the whole country, especially the rural areas.
characteristics None of the above
Controlled access No One has to request access to data.
Collector name Office of the Administrator and Registrar General, MLCPE
licence_url There are no restrictions
The Surveys Department of the Ministry of Lands, Country Planning and the Environment takes part in land issues but does not keep comprehensive records. Data is not made available to the public on the website of the Office of the Administrator and Registrar General

Meta data

Data location   Unknown
Data licence   There are no restrictions
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Fri May 04 2018 12:53:30 GMT+0000 (UTC)