How to get a certificate from the land registry office

A step-by-step guide to ordering a land registry extract with explanations of the main functions of the Luxembourg Land Registry and Topography Office (ACT).

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Land cadastre is a systematized set of documented data on the natural, economic and legal status of land.

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The Luxembourg Land Cadastre and Topography Office (ACT) is the agency that registers every plot of land, developed or undeveloped, as well as data on the owner, the history of the plot and its commune affiliation.

Notaries, real estate professionals and private individuals can request information from the cadastre if they have a legitimate reason to obtain this information.

The cadastre extract can be obtained in two variants, they are equivalent:

Digital form
In PDF format
In printed form
On plain paper

It is important to understand that the cadastre does not contain information on mortgages or other categories of land or real estate transactions. It only contains information about the land plots themselves and the buildings on them.

Depending on your needs, you may need one of the following documents: certificate of ownership, proof of year of construction, information about the origin of the plot, copy of cadastral map, copies of measurements.

A document that can be obtained electronically will be free of charge. For paper copies, the price is set individually based on the time spent on manual search.

There are a total of 5 types of documents provided by the Luxembourg Cadastral Office.

The ownership certificates
The certificates of year of construction
A 1:2,500-scale copy of a cadastral map
Copies of measurements

You can order the document you are interested in using a convenient online tool. Simply select the item you are interested in and follow the instructions.

Unfortunately, it is impossible to determine the cost of obtaining a document in advance, as it is formed individually depending on the complexity of the request, time for search and other factors.

If the document you are interested in is available electronically, you will be able to download the PDF file to your computer or phone.

Requests are sent by mail only if postage has been prepaid. You can also get your requested statements at the ACT offices:

  • Head office: 1, rue Charles Darwin, L-1433 Luxembourg.
  • Regional office: 280, route de Longwy, L-1940 Luxembourg.

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Authors: Aleksandr
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