The Norwegian Mapping Authority’s Land Registry is the national agency for property rights registration of fixed property and flats in cooperative housing.
MATTERS OF IMPORTANCE. The Norwegian Mapping Authority is responsible for all property rights registration in Norway. Photograph: Morten Brun
The Land Registry ensures that property rights are registered at the right time and administers land registry data. The land registry is a public register of official documents relating to fixed property.
With the Norwegian Mapping Authority since 2004
Local courts were previously responsible for property rights registration in Norway. This task was transferred to the Norwegian Mapping Authority between 2004 and 2009, and in 2009 the Land Registry was established as a separate division.
The Norwegian Mapping Authority’s Land Registry employs around 270 people.
Customer service centre and cooperative housing in Ullensvang
Property rights registration is provided from the Norwegian Mapping Authority’s headquarters in Hønefoss, which also has a property rights registration section.
The Land Registry has a department in Ullensvang with special responsibility for registration of flats in cooperative housing.
There is also a customer service centre in Ullensvang, which responds to questions from the public on behalf of the Norwegian Mapping Authority as a whole.