1. Who are the main users of property information?
The main users of Real Property Register information are:
- Professional users (surveyors, lawyers, notaries, bailiffs)
- Government Departments/Agencies/municipalities (related registers)
- Banks/financial institutions/courts
- Citizens and companies
2. How is land registry information stored? Is it in electronic or paper format?
Real Property Register information is stored electronically
3. How is that information obtained?
Public search for data in the Real Property Register is available by a property address.
Legal entities, who have entered into a data provision agreement with the keeper of the Real Property Register, may perform data search in the Real Property Register by real property identifiers (unique number of a property, Real Property Register No, land parcel cadastral No), address, individual, legal entity.
Excerpts from the Real Property Register and data on real property cadastre files and other certificates maybe ordered in following ways: by Internet, real property owners using the customer self-service of the Centre of Registers (e-copies of excerpts), by coming in person to any local customer service unit of the State Enterprise Centre of Registers. Notary also provides information.
4. Is the register open to the public?
Data in the Real Property Register about real property objects, real rights and their holders, restrictions on real rights, legal facts and other notes registered in this register as well as personal data relating to these restrictions, legal facts and notes are public except the cases specified by laws.
5. If not, in what circumstances is access to title information granted?
Not applicable, see answer 4.
6. Is there a fee for the information?
Yes. The Government sets the fees for using the Real Property Register data.
7. What information is provided on the register?
All data on the real property, real rights and holders of these rights, the restrictions on the rights, legal facts and other notes registered in this register, as well as the data relating to these restrictions, legal facts and notes registered in the Real Property Register.
8. If more information is available “off register” in what circumstances can it be accessed?
Copies of the documents, based of which the real property, real rights, restrictions on these rights, legal facts or other notes were registered in the Real Property Register, the upon the reasoned request are provided only to: its owners; holders of real rights; persons entitled to inherit the rights of the deceased to the real property; courts and law enforcement institutions; lawyers (professional associations of lawyers) and state-guaranteed legal aid services; notaries; bailiffs; and tax administrators.
9. Is any information provided free of charge?
A natural person may receive his personal data in the register free of charge once a calendar year. The register keeper shall deliver data free of charge in the cases laid down in the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Management of State Information Resources, other national or European Union legislation (for example courts, prosecutors, bailiffs, etc.)
10. Is it available online?
Yes, the information is available online.
11. How is payment made?
Cash, money transfer to the account, online payment.
12. How long does it take to receive property information?
When searching for information online, it is available as soon as the request is generated. In other cases, except online search, an excerpt is prepared within 7 working days or in urgent order for an additional fee – within 1, 3 or 5 working days.
13. If a paper/certified copy of title information is required, how long does it take to issue?
In general, 7 working days. In urgent cases when additional fee applies within 1, 3 or 5 working days.
14. Is the information linked to a map?
Yes, Real Property Register information is linked to the real property cadastre map.
15. How is the map accessed-at the same time as the request for title information?
Real property cadastre map is fully integrated with the Real Property Register information system. Having made a search for a real property object in the Register, the system immediately generates a link to the cadastral map.
16. What other services are provided by your organisation
The primary function of the Centre of Registers is the administration of five main state registers, such as Real Property Register and Cadastre, the Register of Legal Entities, the Address Register, the Population Register and the Mortgage Register. The Centre of Registers acts as a centre of excellence of the Lithuania’s public sector in creating and developing register-data-based systems. The Enterprise also runs its own certification authority – the Certification Centre of the Centre of Registers.
The Centre of Registers provides electronic services for residents and businesses where they can participate online in the electronic forced auctions conducted by bailiffs and bankruptcy administrators and in the electronic auctions for sale of state and municipal property.
The Centre of Registers provides a regional geoinformation environment service (REGIA) to municipalities, their residents and businesses. The aim of REGIA is to provide favourable conditions for decision-making based on geographic location and to facilitate the exchange of information.
17. What other uses are being made, if any, of information held on the register?
The Centre of Registers performs real property valuation for public needs under the orders made by the State (mass valuation for taxes, etc.).
Information about market transactions, statistics and other information is provided to natural and legal persons.