LAND USE REGULATIONS

Land Use Regulations

  1. General Provisions
  2. Designated Urban Areas, Land Administration Zones, Billing Areas and Planning Areas
  3. Classification of Land Use and Purpose
  4. Right of Occupancy
  5. Form of the new Digital Certificate of Occupancy
  6. Applying for a Right of Occupancy
  7. Forms, Guidelines, Processing Fees and Acknowledgement Letter
  8. The Offer Letter, Acceptance Letter, and the Initial Bill
  9. Ground Rent
  10. Premium Fee
  11. Acceptance and Withdrawal of Offer for Right of Occupancy
  12. Revocation of Right of Occupancy
  13. Payment of Bills and Penalty Fees
  14. Systematic Property Registration Programme
  15. Systematic Recertification Programme
  16. Systematic Regularisation Programme – Planned, Undocumented Layouts
  17. Regular Application for Right of Occupancy
  18. Application for a Direct Allocation of Land
  19. Development Lease Agreement
  20. Mining or Quarry Lease Agreement
  21. Miscellaneous Land Transactions
  22. Compulsory Acquisition, Compensation and Resettlement
  23. Standard Valuation Rates
  24. Development Permission
  25. Land Use Violation Charges
  26. Dispute Resolution and Appeal Process
  27. Citation
  28. FIRST SCHEDULE: RULES FOR THE USE OF LAND RELATED DATA
  29. SECOND SCHEDULE: LAND ADMINISTRATION ZONES AND BILLING AREAS
  30. THIRD SCHEDULE: CLASIFICATION OF LAND USE AND PURPOSE
  31. FOURTH SCHEDULE: FEES, RATES AND PENALTIES
  32. FIFTH SCHEDULE: GROUND RENT (Naira per Sq. Metre)
  33. SIXTH SCHEDULE: PREMIUM (Naira per Sq. Metre)
  34. SEVENTH SCHEDULE: LAND VALUATION
  35. EIGHTH SCHEDULE: CHANGE OF LAND USE / PURPOSE
  36. NINTH SCHEDULE: BUILDING VALUATION
  37. TENTH SCHEDULE: KADGIS OFFICES
  38. ELEVENTH SCHEDULE: CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY FORM
  39. MAP 1: LAND ADMINISTRATION ZONES
  40. MAP 2: KADUNA METRO LAND ADMINISTRATION AREAS
  41. MAP 3: ZARA METRO LAND ADMINISTRATION AREAS

1. General Provisions #

1.1. The Kaduna State Land Use Regulations, 2017 (the Regulations), comprising the rules, procedures and Schedules contained herein provide assurance, certainty and guidance for the general public, professionals, and state government officials in all land related matters in Kaduna State. 1.2. The Kaduna Land Use Regulations, 2017, ensure transparency and equity in the processing and execution of all land related applications and transactions by the Kaduna Geographic Information Service (herein referred to as ‘KADGIS’). 1.3. KADGIS and all ministries, departments and agencies in Kaduna State (including Local Government Councils) shall strictly comply with the rules for the use of the land related data that is contained in the KADGIS Digital Data Repository, for the administration of land and in all land related activities in Kaduna State, as provided for in the First Schedule to these Regulations. 1.4. KADGIS will aim to expedite all land related processes and transactions provided that all the information and documentation supplied by the Applicant has been properly verified, and all relevant fees, rates and rents have been paid. Applications and transactions will be executed within 30 working days from the acceptance of the terms and conditions. 1.5. KADGIS will provide a fast track service for those Applicants who require applications and transactions to be concluded quickly, and provided that all the information and documentation supplied by the Applicant has been properly verified, and all relevant fees, rates and rents have been paid, including the additional fast track fee. Applications and transactions will be executed within 10 working days from the acceptance of the terms and conditions. 1.6. The appropriate officer means the Chief Lands Officer of the State (referred to in Section 51, Land Use Act, 2004), who in Kaduna state is the Director General, KADGIS. The Director General, KADGIS has all the authority of a Kaduna State Commissioner. 1.7. KADGIS offices are open Monday – Friday, except for public holidays; office hours are Monday – Thursday 08.00–16.00, and Friday 08.00–13.00. 1.8. The Kaduna State Land Use Regulations, 2018 are subject to periodic review and revision at the discretion of the Governor, by an Order in the Kaduna State Gazette.
Yes No

2. Designated Urban Areas, Land Administration Zones, Billing Areas and Planning Areas #

2.1. Kaduna State urban areas as described in the Kaduna State Designation of Land in Urban Areas Order, 2015. These urban areas provide the starting point in the classification of the land administration areas and billing zones.
2.2. Kaduna State shall have five (5) separate land administration zones: A, B, C, and D (see Map 1). Zone A and Zone B shall also have several distinct and separate billing areas. Each zone, and each area within each zone shall have different classifications, and different billing rates.
2.3. Zone A shall comprise the Kaduna Metropolitan Area. Zone A is accordingly subdivided into different billing areas. Map 2 shows the Kaduna Metropolitan Area Zone A, and the provisional demarcation of the different billing areas.
2.4. Zone B shall comprise the Zaria Metropolitan Area (see Map 3) and the Kafanchan Metropolitan Area. Both Zaria and Kafanchan are accordingly subdivided into different billing areas.
2.5. Zone C shall comprise other Local Government Council headquarters and designated urban areas contained therein.
2.6. Zone D shall comprise all rural areas and land that falls outside the designated urban areas.
2.7. To enable the proper planned development of agriculture, industry and housing, the government will identify land to be demarcated and declared as Designated Planning Areas at the discretion of the Governor, by an Order in the Kaduna State Gazette. Occupants of such a Designated Planning Area may be subject to compensation and resettlement.
2.8. Several of the Schedules to these Regulations make reference to the zones and areas as described and defined in Regulation 2, and a list of district and area names is set out in the Second Schedule to these Regulations.

Yes No

3. Classification of Land Use and Purpose #

3.1. The broad classification of Land Uses in Kaduna State and the purpose allowable are listed in the Third Schedule to these Regulations.
3.2. No Change of Land Use or amendment to the Purpose clause in the Right of Occupancy is allowed other than in compliance with the Land Use Act, these Regulations, and also subject to the prior consent of the Governor.

Yes No

4. Right of Occupancy #

4.1. All land holders and other claimants of title or occupation in Kaduna State shall apply for a new digital Statutory or Customary Right of Occupancy.
4.2. KADGIS shall prepare, register and administer both the Statutory and Customary Rights of Occupancy. The Statutory Certificate of Occupancy shall be signed by the Governor, Kaduna State. The Customary Certificate of Occupancy shall be signed by the Chairman of the Local Government Council.
4.3. Kaduna State Government may establish, through publication in the Gazette and national and local newspapers, deadlines for the submission of an application for a new digital Certificate of Occupancy, and may establish different deadlines for different areas or with respect to the different Programmes referenced in Regulations 15 through 19.
4.4. Any person referred to in sub-section 4.1 who fails to apply for a new digital Statutory or Customary Right of Occupancy by such deadline or, in the case of recertification, by the deadline set forth in Regulation 16, may be subject to monetary penalties as set forth in the Fourth Schedule to these Regulations.
4.5. Any person failing to pay fees and rents associated with the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy as required by these Regulations may be subject to the sanctions set forth in section 9(3) of the Land Use Act.
4.6. The title holder named in the Right of Occupancy will be solely responsible for the payment of all fees, rates, and rents arising from the grant of Right of Occupancy, which shall include: the Initial Bill, the annual Ground Rent and any penalty fees or charges that may arise or become payable. All Fees, Rents, Rates, and Penalties are set out in the Schedules to these Regulations.
4.7. In recognition of the common interest of husbands, wives and families, other interested parties will be listed in Schedule B of the C-of-O, securing the rights of all parties. Schedule B incurs additional preparation fees as set out in the Fourth Schedule to these regulations.
4.8. Schedule B of the C-of-O will name a maximum of twenty (20) multiple title holders; any other additional title holders will be captured and retained in the KADGIS Digital Data Repository, and a legal search to view these names can be made to KADGIS upon payment of the appropriate fee.

Yes No

5. Form of the new Digital Certificate of Occupancy #

5.1. The new digital Certificate of Occupancy (C-of-O) issued by KADGIS shall be in the form specified in the Eleventh Schedule hereto.
5.2. The new digital C-of-O is the only official document that certifies the bearer as the holder of the Right of Occupancy. The new digital C-of-O is the only transactional document that banks, other financial institutions and law enforcement agencies may accept as evidencing title to the land describe therein.
5.3. The data printed on the new digital C-of-O shall be automatically generated from the secure KADGIS Digital Data Repository, and its digital equivalent shall be in permanent custody in the KADGIS Digital Data Repository.
5.4. The back page of the new digital C-of-O shall contain Schedule A, setting out the location and the demarcation of the boundaries of the land parcel, and Schedule B, which shall name a maximum of 20 multiple title holders, if any.

Yes No

6. Applying for a Right of Occupancy #

A number of different processes shall be used for applying for a Right of Occupancy. The process to be used will be dependent upon the status of the ownership and the type of documentation that the Applicant holds. In summary:

6.1. Applicants holding proof of ownership, such as a sale agreement, who are the occupants of land parcels within urban and rural areas, rural settlements, villages, and agricultural land, and where no previous Statutory or Customary title exists, shall follow the Systematic Property Registration Programme (see Regulation 14). 6.2. Applicants holding a Statutory or Customary Certificate of Occupancy, or an Offer Letter which has been accepted, shall follow the Systematic Recertification Programme (see Regulation 15). 6.3. Applicants holding proof of ownership, such as a sale agreement, and a Registered Deed of Assignment, or who still need to perfect an Assignment, shall follow the Systematic Recertification Programme (see Regulation 15). 6.4. Applicants holding proof of ownership, such as a sale agreement, who are occupants of a plot of land within a planned, undocumented layout, shall apply for a new title under the Systematic Regularisation Programme (see Regulation 16). 6.5. Applicants holding proof of ownership, such as a sale agreement, and where no previous Statutory or Customary title exists, shall apply for a new title under Regular Property Registration (see Regulation 17). 6.6. Applicants seeking to obtain land that will be secured by Right of Occupancy shall apply for a Direct Allocation of Land (see Regulation 18).

Yes No

7. Forms, Guidelines, Processing Fees and Acknowledgement Letter #

7.1. Application Forms for Right of Occupancy are available for Individuals and Organisations (including companies); see Regulations 14 – 18.
7.2. Application Forms are available for Development Lease Agreements (see Regulation 19) and Quarry Lease Agreements (see Regulation 20).
7.3. Application Forms for Transactions, changes to Land Use, and changes to the Plot size are available, and provide for the following purposes: Deed of Assignment; Deed of Gift; Power of Attorney; Deed of Mortgage; Deed of Release; Devolution Order; Change of Name; Change of Land Use/Purpose; and Sublease, etc. (see Regulation 21).
7.4. Standard Forms are available for the use of Applicants who require an Affidavit to support Proof of Ownership, or a Letter of Appointment of a Trustee.
7.5. All Affidavits shall be sworn before a Commissioner of Oaths at a High Court or a Magistrate Court.
7.6. An Update Form is available and may be completed by the Applicant or title holder at any time to update contact and other pertinent information.
7.7. Application Forms are available for an Appeal against the Withdrawal of an Offer Letter, or the Revocation of a Statutory Title, or the rejection of the information and/or documentation provided by the Applicant. See Regulation 26 – Dispute Resolution and Appeal Process.
7.8. Guidelines are available for all applications and in the use of the Standard Forms.
7.9. All Application Forms, Standard Forms and Guidelines are available free of charge and can be collected from the KADGIS Service Centre in Kaduna, and other Kaduna State Government and Local Government Council offices as listed in the Tenth Schedule to these Regulations.
7.10. Application forms, Standard Forms and Guidelines can be viewed and downloaded at www.kadgis.org. and www.kadgis.kdsg.gov.ng.
7.11. All Applicants (Individuals, Organisations and Institutions) shall provide identification documents as follows:


7.11.1. For individuals: photo identification document (ID); accepted IDs include: International Passport; National ID Card; Drivers Licence; Voter Registration Card; Tax Identification Card; and a valid Tax Clearance Certificate;
7.11.2. For Organisations: a certified true copy of the Certificate of Incorporation Form
C02, Form C07, Memorandum and Articles of Association, Tax Identification
Number, VAT Number, and a valid Tax Clearance Certificate;
7.11.3. For the Organisation Managing Director or Chairman, a photo ID; accepted IDs include: International Passport; National ID Card; Drivers Licence; Voter Registration Card; Tax Identification Card; and a valid Tax Clearance Certificate;
7.11.4. For Institutions, such as educational (including schools, training centres, colleges and universities), medical (including hospitals, clinics and surgeries), religious (including mosques and churches) and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO): a Certificate of Registration by the appropriate Federal and Kaduna state government agency;
7.11.5. For the Institution Managing Director or Chairman: photo identification document (ID); accepted IDs include: International Passport; National ID Card; Drivers Licence; Voter Registration Card; Tax Identification Card; and a valid Tax Clearance Certificate.


7.12. An Applicant may appoint a Representative, and on such appointment the Representative is permitted to submit and collect forms and documents, and to be in communication with KADGIS Customer Service pertaining to the application.


7.12.1. The Applicant shall provide the Representatives details and ID; accepted IDs include: International Passport; National ID Card; Drivers Licence; Voter Registration Card; Tax Identification Card;
7.12.2. Only one Representative is permitted at one time; KADGIS shall be informed of any change in the status of the representative, or in a change of representative, in writing, by submitting an Update Form.


7.13. The Applicant shall sign the application form.
7.14. No person under the age of 21 shall obtain a Right of Occupancy; however, a Trustee may be appointed to represent persons under the age of 21 years, and a sworn Affidavit to that effect shall be submitted with any application.
7.15. Application processing fees shall be paid before or at the point of submission of the application. The application processing fees are set out in the Fourth Schedule to these Regulations. Application processing fees are not refundable.
7.16. Applications that require the submission of original documents and the payment of an Application Processing Fee will be corroborated by the conveyance of an Acknowledgment Letter at the point of submission.
7.17. The Acknowledgement Letter only confirms the submission of the application form, the documents, and the proof of payment of the application processing fee. All information contained in the application form and the documentation submitted shall then be subject to further vetting and verification.

Yes No

8. The Offer Letter, Acceptance Letter, and the Initial Bill #

8.1. Once the Applicant’s information and documentation have been vetted and verified by KADGIS the Offer Letter containing the terms and conditions of the grant of Right of Occupancy shall be prepared, together with the Acceptance Letter and the Initial Bill. The offer remains valid for acceptance within 60 calendar days only.
8.2. Should KADGIS have cause to doubt the authenticity or accuracy of any information submitted by an Applicant or of any document submitted in support of the application, the Applicant shall be notified and invited to resolve any conflict or disparity within thirty (30) working days. Where the Applicant does not agree with a decision an Appeal may be made under Regulation 26 – Dispute Resolution and Appeal Process.
8.3. The Initial Bill comprises the Ground Rent (see Regulation 10) for the remaining calendar days in the first year, the Premium Fee (see Regulation 11), Compensation, the GIS Charting Fee (Schedule A), the preparation fee for Schedule B (in the case of applications with multiple title holder’s), and the fees for preparation and registration of the Certificate of Occupancy. The GIS Charting, Preparation and Registration fees are set out in the Fourth Schedule of these Regulations.
8.4. The Applicant will be informed when the Offer Letter, Acceptance Letter and Initial Bill are ready for collection at KADGIS offices (see the Tenth Schedule to these Regulations), or delivery by registered mail, courier or email.
8.5. The Applicant shall review the Offer Letter, and if satisfied with the Terms and Conditions of grant, sign the Acceptance Letter, and deliver to KADGIS by hand, registered mail, courier, or email the signed Acceptance Letter together with the proof of payment of the Initial Bill.
8.6. KADGIS shall then prepare the new digital C-of-O for the signature of the Governor and registration within thirty (30) working days of receipt of the signed Acceptance Letter.

Yes No

9. Ground Rent #

9.1. Ground Rent shall be due and payable in respect of land comprised in each grant of title within Kaduna State on the first day of January in each year.
9.2. It shall be the responsibility of the holder of a Right of Occupancy to pay such Ground Rent on or before the first day of January each year without any notice or demand from the Kaduna State Government.
9.3. The Ground Rent payable in respect of each type of property shall be in the amount set forth against that type of property in the Fifth Schedule to these Regulations.
9.4. If the holder of a Right of Occupancy fails to pay the annual Ground Rent when due penalty charges will be applied as detailed in the Fourth Schedule to these Regulations.
9.5. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Ground Rent payable in respect of each type of property occupied by public institutions, offices and other facilities of the Local Government Councils, Kaduna State Government and the Federal Government engaged in non-commercial activities, shall be set at zero.

Yes No

10. Premium Fee #

10.1. A Premium Fee is charged on applications where primary infrastructure has been or shall be provided, including access roads, storm water drainage, and water and electricity connections.
10.2. The Kaduna Internal Revenue Service shall appropriate the Premium Fee payments for this purpose.
10.3. The Premium Fee is a one-off charge as detailed in the Sixth Schedule to these Regulations.

Yes No

11. Acceptance and Withdrawal of Offer for Right of Occupancy #

11.1. An offer for a grant of Statutory Right of Occupancy is valid for acceptance within a period of sixty (60) calendar days.
11.2. The Applicant must pay the Initial Bill, and return the signed Acceptance Letter, together with proof of payment, within the sixty (60) calendar days during which the offer remains valid for acceptance.
11.3. Failure to accept the offer within sixty (60) calendar days of the issue of the Offer Letter will result in the automatic Withdrawal of the Offer Letter through the lapse of time and without further notice.
11.4. The Governor may, at his discretion, withdraw the Offer Letter at any time prior to acceptance in accordance with the provisions of the Land Use Act, 2004.
11.5. The Applicant may make an Appeal to the Governor against the Withdrawal of the Offer Letter, and the Governor may allow the Applicant to make a new application for a grant of Right of Occupancy.
11.6. The Applicant may Appeal the Withdrawal by completing the application form for an Appeal, together with the required documentation and proof of payment of the Application Processing Fee and the Appeal Decision Preparation Fee. If the Appeal is successful a new grant of Right of Occupancy will be prepared (see the Fourth Schedule to the Regulations). (see Regulation 26 – Dispute Resolution and Appeal Process)

Yes No

12. Revocation of Right of Occupancy #

12.1. It is the sole responsibility of the title holder to pay the annual Ground Rent without demand on or before the 1st day of January of each year. Failure to do so shall result in penalty charges being applied (see the Fourth Schedule to these Regulations), and may result in the revocation of the Right of Occupancy subject to the provisions of the Land Use Act, 2004.
12.2. It is the sole responsibility of the title holder to comply with all the Terms and Conditions of the Right of Occupancy, including the Land Use and Purpose clause. Failure to do so may result in the revocation of the Right of Occupancy subject to the provisions of the Land Use Act, 2004.
12.3. In the case that any interest in land, or the Right of Occupancy has been obtained with the use of fraudulent information or documentation, or by withholding information or documentation, the Right of Occupancy shall be revoked and the person(s) responsible may be subject to criminal prosecution.
12.4. The Applicant may make an Appeal against a Revocation of the Right of Occupancy, and the Governor may allow the Applicant to make a new application for a grant of Right of Occupancy.
12.5. The Applicant may Appeal the Revocation and pay the Application Processing Fee and Preparation of the Appeal Decision. If the Appeal is successful a Reinstatement Letter will be prepared and signed by the Governor. This Reinstatement Letter may be used by the Applicant to obtain a new grant of Right of Occupancy (see the Fourth Schedule to the Regulations); (see Regulation 26 – Dispute Resolution and Appeal Process).

Yes No

13. Payment of Bills and Penalty Fees #

13.1. The title holder named in the Right of Occupancy will be solely responsible for the payment of all fees, rates, and rents arising from the grant of Right of Occupancy, which shall include: the Initial Bill, the annual Ground Rent, and any penalty fees or charges that may arise or become payable. All Fees, Rents, Rates, and Penalties are set out in the Schedules to these Regulations.
13.2. All bills must be paid within 30 days of the date of issue. Failure to do so will result in the issuance of a demand notice and the application of a penalty fee as set out in schedule xx.

Yes No

14. Systematic Property Registration Programme #

14.1. The Systematic Property Registration Programme (SPRP) will aim to title all the occupants of land parcels within urban and rural areas, rural settlements, villages, and agricultural land.
14.2. SPRP field teams will visit identified districts and provide assistance to the public to complete and submit application forms to obtain their Right of Occupancy.
14.3. In urban areas (Zone A, B, and C) a Statutory Right of Occupancy will be issued. In rural areas (Zone D), a Customary Right of Occupancy will be generated by KADGIS and signed by the LGA Chairman on behalf of the Local Government Council. However, Applicants in Zone D may choose to obtain a Statutory Right of Occupancy.
14.4. Only individual applications and community agricultural land applications will be accepted under the SPRP; applications must be completed in full, and submitted to the KADGIS field team together with:


14.4.1. evidence of proof of ownership; the minimum requirement is a signed sale agreement. Where no such agreement exists, or has been lost or stolen, the Applicant shall submit an Affidavit sworn before a Commissioner of Oaths (see Regulation 8).
14.4.2. For individuals: photo ID; accepted IDs include: International Passport; National ID Card; Drivers Licence; Voter Registration Card; Tax Identification Card; and a valid Tax Clearance Certificate; and a recent passport sized photograph;
14.4.3. For Community Enterprises and Cooperatives: a Certificate of Registration from the appropriate Federal and Kaduna state government agency.
14.4.4. For the Community Enterprise or Cooperative Managing Director or Chairman: photo identification document (ID); accepted IDs include: International Passport; National ID Card; Drivers Licence; Voter Registration Card; Tax Identification Card; and a valid Tax Clearance Certificate;
14.4.5. All other Organisations and institutions cannot title land under the SPRP, and should make applications for a Right of Occupancy under a different process; see Regulation 8.


14.5. An Applicant may appoint a Representative, and on such appointment the Representative is permitted to submit and collect forms and documents, and to be in communication with KADGIS Customer Service pertaining to the application.


14.5.1. The Applicant shall provide the Representatives details and ID; accepted IDs include: International Passport; National ID Card; Drivers Licence; Voter Registration Card; Tax
Identification Card;
14.5.2. Only one representative is permitted at one time; KADGIS shall be informed of any
change in the status of the representative, or in a change of representative, in writing, by submitting an Update Form.


14.6. The Applicant shall sign the application form.
14.7. KADGIS shall thereafter verify the information and documentation submitted in support of the application, and hold a public display for one week.
14.8. Should KADGIS have cause to doubt the accuracy or authenticity of any information or document submitted in support of the application, it shall notify and invite the Applicant to resolve any conflict or disparity within thirty (30) working days. Where the Applicant does not agree with a decision an Appeal may be made under Regulation 26 – Dispute Resolution and Appeal Process.
14.9. Upon verification of the information and documentation the application will be put forward to the Governor for approval; thereafter the Applicant will receive an offer of grant of statutory Right of Occupancy, the Initial Bill and Acceptance Letter.
14.10. The Initial Bill under the SPRP comprises the C-of-O preparation and registration fee (see the Fourth Schedule to these Regulations).
14.11. Within 30 working days of submission of the signed acceptance letter and proof of payment of the Initial Bill KADGIS will print the C-of-O for the Governor’s signature and then convey to the Applicant.
14.12. Any Right of Occupancy obtained through this programme will be revoked if it subsequently transpires that the same property is found to have a prior valid title.
14.13. Processes governing the SPRP are further detailed in the SPRP Manual which is available at www.kadgis.org and in areas where the SPRP is active. The SPRP Manual may be subject to periodic change and re-publication by KADGIS.

Yes No

15. Systematic Recertification Programme #

15.1. All holders of a Statutory or Customary Right of Occupancy within Kaduna State shall on or before the 29th day of December, 2017 submit a Recertification Application Form to KADGIS. The Governor may at his discretion increase the application processing fee during the time bound recertification exercise (See the Fourth Schedule to these Regulations).
15.2. The process detailed in Regulation 15.3 shall apply in relation to recertification of all Statutory or Customary Rights of Occupancy within Kaduna State in both urban and rural land. During this Systematic Recertification Programme Applicants who have not yet Registered their Deed of Assignment can do so under a special concession detailed in Regulation 15.4. During this Systematic Recertification Programme Applicants who have not yet Perfected any Change to the Plot or Change of Land Use do so under a special concession detailed in Regulation 15.5.
15.3. The recertification application form must be completed in full, and submitted directly to KADGIS offices listed in the Tenth Schedule to these Regulations, together with the following:


15.3.1. evidence of payment of the application processing fee; the Recertification application processing fee shall be applied as detailed in the Fourth Schedule to these Regulations;
15.3.2. For individuals: photo identification document (ID); accepted IDs include: International Passport; National ID Card; Drivers Licence; Voter Registration Card; Tax Identification Card; and a valid Tax Clearance Certificate;
15.3.3. For Organisations: a certified true copy of the Certificate of Incorporation Form
C02, Form C07, Memorandum and Articles of Association, Tax Identification
Number, VAT Number, and a valid Tax Clearance Certificate;
15.3.4. For the Organisation Managing Director or Chairman, a photo ID; accepted IDs include: International Passport; National ID Card; Drivers Licence; Voter Registration Card; Tax Identification Card; and a valid Tax Clearance Certificate;
15.3.5. For Institutions, such as educational (including schools, training centres, colleges and universities), medical (including hospitals, clinics and surgeries), religious (including mosques and churches) and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO): a Certificate of Registration by the appropriate Federal and Kaduna state government agency;
15.3.6. For the Institution Managing Director or Chairman: photo identification document (ID); accepted IDs include: International Passport; National ID Card; Drivers Licence; Voter Registration Card; Tax Identification Card; and a valid Tax Clearance Certificate.
15.3.7. the original Statutory or Customary C-of-O or a certified true copy of the Statutory or Customary C-of-O, which shall be surrendered;
15.3.8. where the Applicant is holding an original Offer Letter and who did not receive a C-of-O, the Applicant shall submit the original Offer Letter;


15.4. Where the Applicant is holding a Right of Occupancy that has been acquired from the original owner, the Applicant is required to provide the original or certified true copy of the C-of-O, together with the Registered Deed of Assignment;


15.4.1. where the Applicant is holding a Right of Occupancy in the name of the original owner, but does not have a Registered Deed, the Applicant shall submit the unregistered document (which shall include the signature of the original owner), and pay the additional processing and fixed registration fees (see the Fourth Schedule to these Regulations);
15.4.2. where the Applicant is unable to secure the signature of the original owner for the unregistered document, KADGIS shall take out an advertisement in a national and local newspaper, requesting any party who may have an interest in the land to be titled to make their claim known; if no claim is made within twenty-one (21) calendar days of the advertisement the recertification application shall proceed;
15.4.3. the Applicant shall fulfil all other requirements under Regulation 15.3.


15.5. Where the Applicant has not perfected a Merger, Sub-Division, Extension to Plot, or Change of Land Use/Purpose, the Applicant shall be given the opportunity to perfect the change,
provided that:


15.5.1. the changes are within the prescribed town planning regulations, and that town planning approval has been obtained;
15.5.2. the Applicant pays the prescribed penalty fee;
15.5.3. the Applicant shall fulfil all other requirements under Regulation 15.3.


15.6. The holder of a Power of Attorney is required to re-certify the title under the name of the original holder. All requirements under Regulation 15.3 shall be fulfilled.
15.7. A bank (or other financial institutions) holding a Deed of Mortgage is required to recertify the title under the name of the Mortgagor. All requirements under Regulation 15.3 shall be fulfilled.
15.8. An Applicant may appoint a Representative, and on such appointment the Representative is permitted to submit and collect forms and documents, and to be in communication with
KADGIS Customer Service pertaining to the application.


15.8.1. The Applicant shall provide the Representatives details and ID; accepted IDs include:
International Passport; National ID Card; Drivers Licence; Voter Registration Card; Tax
Identification Card;
15.8.2. Only one Representative is permitted at one time; KADGIS shall be informed of any
change in the status of the representative, or in a change of representative, in writing, by submitting an Update Form.


15.9. The Applicant shall sign the application form.
15.10. Upon submission of the application form together with the items listed in Regulation 15.3 above, KADGIS shall produce an Acknowledgement Letter, which contains a list of all documents submitted, and where the original or certified true copy of the C-of-O is submitted, cancel the said original or certified true copy, and return a copy thereof, marked “cancelled”, to the Applicant.
15.11. KADGIS shall thereafter verify the information and the documentation submitted in support of the application for recertification.
15.12. Should KADGIS have cause to doubt the accuracy or authenticity of the Applicant’s title or of any information or document submitted in support of the application, it shall notify and invite the Applicant to resolve any conflict or disparity within thirty (30) working days. Where the Applicant does not agree with a decision an Appeal may be made under Regulation 26 – Dispute Resolution and Appeal Process.
15.13. Within 30 working days of the verification of the Applicant’s information and documentation, KADGIS will prepare the Recertification Bill, comprising the GIS Charting Fee, the C-of-O preparation and registration fees (see the Fourth Schedule to these Regulations), any accrued outstanding Ground Rent, and any other outstanding fees or charges.
15.14. KADGIS will calculate outstanding Ground Rent based on the date of the original offer letter, taking into account payments made and registered in the Applicant’s land file.
15.15. The Kaduna State Government hereby waives any accrued and outstanding Ground Rent accumulated prior to 2004.
15.16. For all outstanding Ground Rent from the first day of January 2004 till the date of the recertification the rate used to calculate accumulated Ground Rent payable shall be the approved rates as detailed in the Fifth Schedule to these Regulations.
15.17. KADGIS will print a new digital Certificate of Occupancy, which shall be signed by the Governor and registered within thirty (30) working days of the payment of the Recertification Bill.
15.18. Unless otherwise extended by a resolution of the State Executive Council the Systematic Recertification Programme shall close at the end of business on Friday, 29th day of December 2017. No applications will be accepted after 29th day of December, 2017.
15.19. After the 29th day of December, 2017, any person holding a Statutory or Customary C-of-O which has not been recertified, or for which an application for recertification has not been made, shall be subject to monetary penalties as set forth in Fourth Schedule to these Regulations, and to the sanctions set forth in Section 9(3) of the Land Use Act, 2004.
15.20. Any revoked interest may receive a fresh grant upon receipt of a new application and the payment of all fees and a penal rent at least equal to the accrued outstanding Ground Rent of the revoked title, subject to the approval of the Governor.

Yes No

16. Systematic Regularisation Programme – Planned, Undocumented Layouts #

16.1. All occupiers of properties within planned, undocumented layouts in Kaduna State shall apply to regularise their rights on or before the 21st December, 2018, provided that KADGIS and KASUPDA have reviewed and approved the layout. Application for a new digital C-of-O shall be made under this Systematic Regularisation Programme.
16.2. In the first instance a review of the undocumented layouts which have been developed during previous years will be undertaken by officials from KADGIS and KASUPDA. The review will establish if the layout complies with acceptable town planning standards. Adjustments to the layout may be made to comply with acceptable town planning standards.
16.3. Once KADGIS and KASUPDA have approved these layouts the owners or occupiers of properties within the now approved layout will be informed of the Approval and will be given the opportunity to regularise their occupation under this Systematic Regularisation Programme.
16.4. KADGIS field teams will visit the newly approved layouts and provide assistance to the property owners and occupiers to complete and submit application forms to obtain an appropriate Right of Occupancy.
16.5. The application form must be completed in full and submitted to the KADGIS field team together with the following:


16.5.1. evidence of payment of the application processing fee; the Regularisation application processing fee shall be applied as detailed in the Fourth Schedule to these Regulations;
16.5.2. evidence of proof of ownership; the minimum requirement is a signed sale agreement. Where no such agreement exists, or has been lost or stolen the Applicant shall submit an Affidavit sworn before a Commissioner of Oaths (see Regulation 8);
16.5.3. for individuals evidence of identity; accepted photo identification documents include: International Passport; National ID Card; Drivers Licence; Voter Registration Card; and Tax Identification Card; a valid Tax Clearance Certificate; and a recent passport sized photograph;
16.5.4. for Organisations: a certified true copy of the Certificate of Incorporation Form C02, Form C07, Memorandum and Articles of Association, Tax Identification Number, VAT Number, and a valid Tax Clearance Certificate;
16.5.5. For the Organisation Managing Director or Chairman, a photo ID; accepted IDs include: International Passport; National ID Card; Drivers Licence; Voter Registration Card; Tax Identification Card; and a valid Tax Clearance Certificate;
16.5.6. For Institutions, such as educational (including schools, training centres, colleges and universities), medical (including hospitals, clinics and surgeries), religious (including mosques and churches) and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO): a Certificate of Registration by the appropriate Federal and Kaduna state government agency;
16.5.7. For the Institution Managing Director or Chairman: photo identification document (ID); accepted IDs include: International Passport; National ID Card; Drivers Licence; Voter Registration Card; Tax Identification Card; and a valid Tax Clearance Certificate.


16.6. An Applicant may appoint a Representative, and on such appointment the Representative is permitted to submit and collect forms and documents, and to be in communication with
KADGIS Customer Service pertaining to the application.


16.6.1. The Applicant shall provide the Representatives details and ID; accepted IDs include:
International Passport; National ID Card; Drivers Licence; Voter Registration Card; Tax
Identification Card;
16.6.2. Only one Representative is permitted at one time; KADGIS shall be informed of any
change in the status of the representative, or in a change of representative, in writing, by submitting an Update Form.


16.7. The Applicant shall sign the application form.
16.8. KADGIS shall thereafter verify the information and documentation submitted in support of the application.
16.9. Should KADGIS have cause to doubt the accuracy or authenticity of any information or document submitted in support of the application, it shall notify and invite the Applicant to resolve any conflict or disparity within thirty (30) working days. Where the Applicant does not agree with a decision an Appeal may be made under Regulation 26 – Dispute Resolution and Appeal Process.
16.10. Upon verification of the information and documentation the application will be put forward to the Governor for approval; thereafter the Applicant will receive an offer of grant of Right of Occupancy, the Initial Bill and Acceptance Letter.
16.11. The Initial Bill under the Systematic Regularisation Programme will comprise the GIS Charting Fee, Premium Fee, and the C-of-O preparation and registration fees (see the Fourth Schedule to these Regulations).
16.12. Within thirty (30) working days of submission of the signed acceptance letter and proof of payment of the Initial Bill KADGIS will print the C-of-O for the Governor’s signature, registration and then convey to the Applicant.

Yes No

17. Regular Application for Right of Occupancy #

17.1. Where the Applicant has never held a Right of Occupancy for any property claimed or occupied, the Applicant shall use this Regular application process to obtain a new grant of Right of Occupancy.
17.2. The application form must be completed in full and submitted to KADGIS together with the following:


17.2.1. evidence of payment of the application processing fee; the Regular application processing fee shall be applied as detailed in the Fourth Schedule to these Regulations;
17.2.2. proof of ownership documentation such as a sale agreement, and any other requirements as set out in guidelines that may be issued by KADGIS from time to time;
17.2.3. For individuals: photo identification document (ID); accepted IDs include: International Passport; National ID Card; Drivers Licence; Voter Registration Card; Tax Identification Card; and a valid Tax Clearance Certificate;
17.2.4. For Organisations: a certified true copy of the Certificate of Incorporation Form
C02, Form C07, Memorandum and Articles of Association, Tax Identification
Number, VAT Number, and a valid Tax Clearance Certificate;
17.2.5. For the Organisation Managing Director or Chairman, a photo ID; accepted IDs include: International Passport; National ID Card; Drivers Licence; Voter Registration Card; Tax Identification Card; and a valid Tax Clearance Certificate;
17.2.6. For Institutions, such as educational (including schools, training centres, colleges and universities), medical (including hospitals, clinics and surgeries), religious (including mosques and churches) and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO): a Certificate of Registration by the appropriate Federal and Kaduna state government agency;
17.2.7. For the Institution Managing Director or Chairman: photo identification document (ID); accepted IDs include: International Passport; National ID Card; Drivers Licence; Voter Registration Card; Tax Identification Card; and a valid Tax Clearance Certificate.


17.3. An Applicant may appoint a Representative, and on such appointment the Representative is permitted to submit and collect forms and documents, and to be in communication with
KADGIS Customer Service pertaining to the application.


17.3.1. The Applicant shall provide the Representatives details and ID; accepted IDs include:
International Passport; National ID Card; Drivers Licence; Voter Registration Card; Tax
Identification Card;
17.3.2. Only one Representative is permitted at one time; KADGIS shall be informed of any
change in the status of the representative, or in a change of representative, in writing, by submitting an Update Form.


17.4. The Applicant shall sign the application form.
17.5. Upon submission of the application form together with the items listed in Regulation 17.2 above, KADGIS shall convey an Acknowledgement Letter, which contains a list of all documents submitted by the Applicant. KADGIS shall thereafter verify the information and documentation submitted in support of the application.
17.6. Should KADGIS have cause to doubt the accuracy or authenticity of any information or document submitted in support of the application, it shall notify and invite the Applicant to resolve any conflict or disparity within thirty (30) working days. Where the Applicant does not agree with a decision an Appeal may be made under Regulation 26 – Dispute Resolution and Appeal Process.
17.7. Upon verification of the information and documentation the application will be put forward to the Governor for approval; thereafter the Applicant will receive an offer of grant of statutory Right of Occupancy, the Initial Bill and Acceptance Letter.
17.8. Within thirty (30) working days of submission of the signed Acceptance Letter and proof of payment of the Initial Bill KADGIS will print the C-of-O for the Governor’s signature, register, and then convey to the Applicant.

Yes No

18. Application for a Direct Allocation of Land #

18.1. From time to time Kaduna State will make land available for allocation to Applicants who apply for a Direct Allocation of Land.
18.2. The application form must be completed in full and submitted to KADGIS together with the following:


18.2.1. evidence of payment of the application processing fee; the Direct Allocation application processing fee shall be applied as detailed in the Fourth Schedule to these Regulations;
18.2.2. For individuals: photo identification document (ID); accepted IDs include: International Passport; National ID Card; Drivers Licence; Voter Registration Card; Tax Identification Card; and a valid Tax Clearance Certificate;
18.2.3. For Organisations: a certified true copy of the Certificate of Incorporation Form
C02, Form C07, Memorandum and Articles of Association, Tax Identification
Number, VAT Number, and a valid Tax Clearance Certificate;
18.2.4. For the Organisation Managing Director or Chairman, a photo ID; accepted IDs include: International Passport; National ID Card; Drivers Licence; Voter Registration Card; Tax Identification Card; and a valid Tax Clearance Certificate;
18.2.5. For Institutions, such as educational (including schools, training centres, colleges and universities), medical (including hospitals, clinics and surgeries), religious (including mosques and churches) and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO): a Certificate of Registration by the appropriate Federal and Kaduna state government agency;
18.2.6. For the Institution Managing Director or Chairman: photo identification document (ID); accepted IDs include: International Passport; National ID Card; Drivers Licence; Voter Registration Card; Tax Identification Card; and a valid Tax Clearance Certificate.


18.3. An Applicant may appoint a Representative, and on such appointment the Representative is permitted to submit and collect forms and documents, and to be in communication with
KADGIS Customer Service pertaining to the application.


18.3.1. The Applicant shall provide the Representatives details and ID; accepted IDs include:
International Passport; National ID Card; Drivers Licence; Voter Registration Card; Tax
Identification Card;
18.3.2. Only one Representative is permitted at one time; KADGIS shall be informed of any
change in the status of the representative, or in a change of representative, in writing, by submitting an Update Form.


18.4. The Applicant shall sign the application form.
18.5. Upon submission of the application form together with the items listed in Regulation 18.2 above, KADGIS shall convey an acknowledgement letter, which contains a list of all documents submitted to the Applicant. KADGIS shall thereafter verify the information and documentation submitted in support of the application.
18.6. Should KADGIS have cause to doubt the accuracy or authenticity of any information or document submitted in support of the application, it shall notify and invite the Applicant to resolve any conflict or disparity within thirty (30) working days. Where the Applicant does not agree with a decision an Appeal may be made under Regulation 26 – Dispute Resolution and Appeal Process.
18.7. Within sixty (60) working days of the verification of the Applicant’s information and documentation, and subject to the availability of land to allocate, the Applicants name will be placed on an Allocation List and forwarded to the Governor for consideration.
18.8. Upon the Governors approval, the Applicant will receive an offer of grant of Statutory Right of Occupancy to the allocated plot of land, the Initial Bill and Acceptance Letter.
18.9. Where the Applicant does not accept the offer, and requests a Replacement plot of land the Offer Letter will be Withdrawn. The Applicants request shall be accommodated when a Replacement plot of land becomes available. An Allocation List shall be prepared, and upon the Governors approval the Applicant will receive an offer of grant of statutory Right of Occupancy for the Replacement plot of land, the Initial Bill and Acceptance Letter.
18.10. Within thirty (30) working days of submission of the signed Acceptance Letter and proof of payment of the Initial Bill KADGIS will print the C-of-O for the Governor’s signature, register, and then convey to the Applicant.

Yes No

19. Development Lease Agreement #

19.1. Development Lease Agreements will be available for industrial, commercial and residential developments on land of 5,000 square metres or more (or over 50 housing units in the case of residential developments), and in some cases the Premium Fee may be deferred, payable by the ultimate title holder.
19.2. The Developer may be required to make a payment for compensation for the original occupants of the land acquired for the purpose of the Development. In such cases KADGIS will present a bill to the Applicant detailing the acquisition and the compensation due to the original occupants. The Applicant may be required to pay the agreed amount to the Government prior to the actual acquisition. Also, refer to Regulation 22.
19.3. Development Lease Agreements will be subject to a minimum investment commitment by the developer for the provision of the secondary infrastructure and/or construction of buildings, and a specified time period within which the secondary infrastructure and/or construction of buildings must be completed.
19.4. The application form must be completed in full and submitted to KADGIS together with the following:


19.4.1. evidence of payment of the application processing fee; the Development Lease Agreement application processing fee shall be applied as detailed in the Fourth Schedule to these Regulations;
19.4.2. for Organisations: a certified true copy of the Certificate of Incorporation Form C02, Form C07, Memorandum and Articles of Association, Tax Identification Number, VAT Number, and a valid Tax Clearance Certificate;
19.4.3. For the Organisation Managing Director or Chairman, a photo ID; accepted IDs include: International Passport; National ID Card; Drivers Licence; Voter Registration Card; Tax Identification Card; and a valid Tax Clearance Certificate;
19.4.4. a provisional conceptual project plan setting out the land use and purpose for the development, and the scope of works for the secondary infrastructure and/or buildings;
19.4.5. evidence of the capacity to deliver the investment required for the secondary infrastructure and/or construction of buildings as specified in the Applicant’s provisional project plan scope of works.


19.5. An Applicant may appoint a Representative, and on such appointment the Representative is permitted to submit and collect forms and documents, and to be in communication with
KADGIS Customer Service pertaining to the application.


19.5.1. The Applicant shall provide the Representatives details and ID; accepted IDs include:
International Passport; National ID Card; Drivers Licence; Voter Registration Card; Tax
Identification Card;
19.5.2. Only one Representative is permitted at one time; KADGIS shall be informed of any
change in the status of the representative, or in a change of representative, in writing, by submitting an Update Form.


19.6. The Applicant shall sign the application form.
19.7. Upon submission of the application form together with the items listed in Regulation 19.4 above, KADGIS shall convey an Acknowledgement Letter, which contains a list of all documents submitted by the Applicant. KADGIS shall thereafter verify the information and documentation submitted in support of the application.
19.8. Should KADGIS have cause to doubt the accuracy or authenticity of any information or document submitted in support of the application, it shall notify and invite the Applicant to resolve any conflict or disparity within thirty (30) working days. Where the Applicant does not agree with a decision an Appeal may be made under Regulation 26 – Dispute Resolution and Appeal Process.
19.9. Within sixty (60) working days of the verification of the information and documentation, and subject to the availability of land to allocate, the application will be put forward for the Governors approval for a Direct Allocation of Land suitable for the development as specified in the Applicant’s documentation;
19.10. Upon the Governors approval, the Applicant will receive an Offer of Grant of the Development Lease, the Initial Bill and Acceptance Letter.
19.11. Within thirty (30) working days of submission of the signed Acceptance Letter and proof of payment of the Initial Bill, the Applicant shall submit:


19.11.1. a Layout Plan that shall conform to all relevant town planning and survey
norms, for approval by KADGIS;
19.11.2. an Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Management Plan
that shall address all environmental problems that may arise from the
implementation of the project plan, including noise, air, and water pollution.
19.11.3. the final Project Plan and Scope of Works.


19.12. Within thirty (30) working days of the approval of the Layout by KASUPDA, and the approval of the Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Management Plan by KEPA, KADGIS will prepare and print the Development Lease Agreement for the signature of the Applicant and the KADGIS Director General. The Development Lease Agreement will then be registered, and conveyed to the Applicant.
19.13. Failure to comply with the investment commitment and/or the failure to complete the secondary infrastructure or construction of buildings before the expiry of the time periods as set out in the Development Lease Agreement and the final Project Plan and Scope of Works may result in the Revocation of the Development Lease and the automatic forfeiture of any investment or works. KASUPDA will monitor the project implementation.
19.14. Failure to comply with the Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Management Plan may result in the Revocation of the Development Lease and the automatic forfeiture of any investment or works. KEPA will monitor the project implementation.
19.15. Where the Applicant does not agree with a decision an Appeal may be made under Regulation 26 – Dispute Resolution and Appeal Process.
19.16. In the case of residential housing estates and commercial developments the parties acquiring or purchasing the residential or commercial properties from the Applicant must, upon acquisition or purchase, immediately apply for a new grant of Right of Occupancy using the Regular Application Process (see Regulation 17); the ultimate title holder shall then be responsible for the payment of the Premium charge as detailed in the Sixth Schedule to these Regulations.

Yes No

20. Mining or Quarry Lease Agreement #

20.1. The Holder or Operator of a Mining or Quarry Licence shall register with KADGIS, and apply for a KADGIS Mining or Quarry Lease Agreement. The Term of the KADGIS Mining or Quarry Lease Agreement shall be the same as the Mining or Quarry Licence. The Conditions of the KADGIS Mining or Quarry Lease Agreement shall include the payment of annual Ground Rent.
20.2. The application form must be completed in full and submitted to KADGIS together with the following:


20.2.1. evidence of payment of the application processing fee; the Mining or Quarry Licence; the application processing fee shall be applied as detailed in the Fourth Schedule to these Regulations;
20.2.2. For individuals: ID; accepted IDs include: International Passport; National ID Card; Drivers Licence; Voter Registration Card; Tax Identification Card; and a valid Tax Clearance Certificate;
20.2.3. For Organisations: a certified true copy of the Certificate of Incorporation Form
C02, Form C07, Memorandum and Articles of Association, Tax Identification
Number, VAT Number, and a valid Tax Clearance Certificate;
20.2.4. For the Organisation Managing Director or Chairman, ID; accepted IDs include: International Passport; National ID Card; Drivers Licence; Voter Registration Card; Tax Identification Card; and a valid Tax Clearance Certificate;
20.2.5. For Institutions, such as educational (including schools, training centres, colleges and universities), medical (including hospitals, clinics and surgeries), religious (including mosques and churches) and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO): a Certificate of Registration by the appropriate Federal and Kaduna state government agency;
20.2.6. For the Institution Managing Director or Chairman: ID; accepted IDs include: International Passport; National ID Card; Drivers Licence; Voter Registration Card; Tax Identification Card; and a valid Tax Clearance Certificate.
20.2.7. the Mining or Quarry Licence or a Certified True Copy of the Mining or Quarry Licence;
20.2.8. a perimeter survey of the land as described in the Mining or Quarry Licence;
20.2.9. a project plan setting out the land use and purpose for the development, and the scope of works for the secondary infrastructure and/or buildings;
20.2.10. an approved Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Management Plan
that shall address all environmental problems associated with mining or quarrying,
including noise, air, and water pollution during the operation of the Mining or Quarry
Lease Agreement, and to provide for the rehabilitation of the land before the expiry of
the Mining or Quarry Lease Agreement.


20.3. An Applicant may appoint a Representative, and on such appointment the Representative is permitted to submit and collect forms and documents, and to be in communication with KADGIS Customer Service pertaining to the application.


20.3.1. The Applicant shall provide the Representatives details and ID; accepted IDs include:
International Passport; National ID Card; Drivers Licence; Voter Registration Card; Tax
Identification Card;
20.3.2. Only one Representative is permitted at one time; KADGIS shall be informed of any
change in the status of the representative, or in a change of representative, in writing, by submitting an Update Form.


20.4. The Applicant shall sign the application form.
20.5. Upon submission of the application form together with the items listed in Regulation 20.2 above, KADGIS shall convey an Acknowledgement Letter, which contains a list of all documents submitted to the Applicant. KADGIS shall thereafter verify the information and documentation submitted in support of the application.
20.6. Should KADGIS have cause to doubt the accuracy or authenticity of any information or document submitted in support of the application, it shall notify and invite the Applicant to resolve any conflict or disparity within thirty (30) working days. Where the Applicant does not agree with a decision an Appeal may be made under Regulation 26 – Dispute Resolution and Appeal Process.
20.7. Within sixty (60) working days of the verification of the information and documentation the application the Applicant will receive an offer of grant of the Mining or Quarry Lease Agreement, the Initial Bill and Acceptance Letter.
20.8. Within thirty (30) working days of submission of the signed Acceptance Letter and proof of payment of the Initial Bill the Operator shall submit a properly planned layout to be approved by KADGIS.
20.9. Within thirty (30) working days of the layout approval KADGIS will print the Mining or Quarry Lease Agreement for the Governor’s signature, register, and then convey to the Operator.

Yes No

21. Miscellaneous Land Transactions #

21.1. All Land Transactions which include any changes in ownership, the size or shape of the plot, the land use or the land purpose shall be prepared (and where necessary Registered) using the KADGIS Digital Data Repository. This Regulation 21 sets out the Land Transaction instruments and their permitted use.
21.2. All Land Transaction application processing fees, rates and charges are shown in the Fourth Schedule to these Regulations.
21.3. Deed of Assignment: shall be used to register a change in ownership. The Applicant seeking to register a Deed of Assignment requires the signature of the original owner and additional proof of ownership such as a sale agreement. Where the Applicant is unable to secure the signature of the original owner, the Applicant shall place an advertisement in a national and local newspaper requesting any party who may have an interest in the property to make their claim known.
21.4. Deed of Gift: to be used to transfer ownership where there is no consideration out of affection/goodwill.
21.5. Power of Attorney: shall be used to assign certain rights pertaining to the property to a third party. Irrevocable Powers of Attorney are not allowed.
21.6. Deed of Mortgage: shall be used when the title holder borrows money from a financial institution and secures the loan by giving the title document as collateral.
21.7. Deed of Release: shall be used by the financial institution to redeem the title document.
21.8. Devolution Order: shall be used to register the interest of a third party in the case of the demise of the substantive title holder.
21.9. Change of Name: shall be used when the individual or company holding a Right of Occupancy has a legal change of name.
21.10. Change of Land Use/Purpose: shall be used to change land use/purpose clause in the Right of Occupancy as permitted under Schedule 7 to these Regulations.
21.11. Sublease: shall be used to register long term rentals or leases.
21.12. Deed of Revocation: shall be registered where the Right of Occupancy has been extinguished.
21.13. Sub-division of Plot, Merger of Plot or Extension of Plot: shall be used where the size or shape of the plot is to be changed.

Yes No

22. Compulsory Acquisition, Compensation and Resettlement #

22.1. From time to time the Kaduna state government shall by order compulsory acquire land for overriding public interest, and for the strategic economic development of the state. Customary or Statutory title holders or claimant to the land will be compensated for such compulsory acquisition.
22.2. The mode of acquisition and the Notice thereof shall be as provided for by Land Use Act, 2004.
22.3. The acquisition, compensation and resettlement process shall involve all affected stakeholders in a participatory stakeholder consultation, with an appropriate Grievance Redress Mechanism.
22.4. In the case of land acquired for the purposes of residential development each Head of Household with one (1) hectare (10,000 square metres) of land shall be offered one plot of land in the new layout. The plot shall be in a medium density area (approximately 750 square metres) and offered on a first right of refusal basis. This is in addition to the compensation payment based on the provisions of Regulation 23.
22.5. In the case of land acquired for the purposes of residential development each Head of Household with 5,000 square meters of land shall be offered one plot of land for urban agriculture in the new layout. The plot shall be in a high-density area (approximately 450 square metres) and offered on a first right of refusal basis. This is in addition to the compensation payment based on the provisions of Regulation 23.
22.6. In the case of land acquired for the purposes of residential development each Head of Household with less than 5,000 square meters of land shall be offered one plot of land for urban agriculture in the new layout. The plot shall be approximately 5,000 square metres and offered on a first right of refusal basis. This is in addition to the compensation payment based on the provisions of Regulation 23.
22.7. In the case of land acquired for the purposes of residential development to the extent that is feasible existing settlements may be incorporated in the new layout, subject to urban renewal in compliance to acceptable town planning standards.
22.8. When an existing settlement needs to be moved and the community resettled, where possible this resettlement should be located within the same acquired land.

Yes No

25. Standard Valuation Rates #

25.1. The Standard Valuation Rates for land, trees and crops are set out in the Seventh Schedule to these Regulations.
25.2. The Standard Valuation Rates for buildings are set out in the Ninth Schedule to these Regulations.
25.3. At the commencement of each financial year the Commissioner of Finance shall publish in the Kaduna State Gazette the standard valuation rates applicable for all classes of property for that year.

Yes No

26. Development Permission #

Development permission shall be obtained from KASUPDA in accordance with Nigerian and Kaduna State Urban and Regional Planning Laws and KASUPDA Regulations, and with reference to any updates that shall be published in the Kaduna State Gazette.

Yes No

27. Land Use Violation Charges #

27.1. The charges and penalties set forth against each act of contravention in the Fourth Schedule hereto shall be payable upon the Notice of KADGIS or KASUPDA of such contravention.
27.2. Each charge and/or penalty shall, unless otherwise stated, be payable for every year in which the contravention continues provided that where a contravention continues for more than 30 days in a calendar year, the annual charge or penalty shall be payable in respect of that year.
27.3. Where the penalty and/or charge payable in respect of a contravention is based on the market value of a property, the determination of such market value shall be subject to the Standard Valuation Rates (see Regulation 23).

Yes No

28. Dispute Resolution and Appeal Process #

28.1. Appeals against any decision made by KADGIS will be placed before an Appeal Committee comprising members of the KADGIS Board.
28.2. The Appellant will complete an Appeal application form and provide all the relevant information, documentation, and proof of payment of the application processing fee as set out in the Fourth Schedule to these Regulations.
28.3. Upon submission of the application form together with the relevant documentation, KADGIS shall convey an Acknowledgement Letter, which contains a list of all documents submitted by the Appellant. KADGIS shall thereafter verify the information and documentation submitted in support of the application.
28.4. The Appeal Committee will consider the Appeal within 30 working days of the conveyance of the Acknowledgement Letter. In some cases, the Appeal Committee may request that the Appellant attend the Appeal Committee Hearing.
28.5. The Appeal Committee will provide its decision in writing within 10 working days of the Hearing. In the case of a successful Appeal against the Revocation of a C-of-O a Reinstatement Letter will be conveyed to the Appellant.
28.6. If the Appellant disagrees with the decision of the Appeal Committee, the Appellant may make a direct written submission to the Governor.
28.7. The Governor will consider the written submission within thirty (30) working days of receipt of the submission.
28.8. The Governor will then convey his decision in writing within ten (10) working days of his consideration.
28.9. The Governors decision is final, subject to the applicant taking any further legal action.

Yes No

29. Citation #

These Regulations may be cited as the Kaduna State Land Use Regulations, 2017.

Yes No

SECOND SCHEDULE: LAND ADMINISTRATION ZONES AND BILLING AREAS #

Yes No

THIRD SCHEDULE: CLASIFICATION OF LAND USE AND PURPOSE #

Yes No

FOURTH SCHEDULE: FEES, RATES AND PENALTIES #

Yes No

FIFTH SCHEDULE: GROUND RENT (Naira per Sq. Metre) #

All Government (non-commercial) Zero Rated All Clean Energy Zero Rated
Yes No

SIXTH SCHEDULE: PREMIUM (Naira per Sq. Metre) #

All Government (non-commercial) Zero Rated All Clean Energy Zero Rated
Yes No

SEVENTH SCHEDULE: LAND VALUATION #

M – MATURE   I – IMMATURE   S – SEEDLING
Yes No

EIGHTH SCHEDULE: CHANGE OF LAND USE / PURPOSE #

Yes No

NINTH SCHEDULE: BUILDING VALUATION #

TENTH SCHEDULE: KADGIS OFFICES #

Yes No

ELEVENTH SCHEDULE: CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY FORM #

Yes No

MAP 1: LAND ADMINISTRATION ZONES #

Yes No

MAP 2: KADUNA METRO LAND ADMINISTRATION AREAS #

Yes No

MAP 3: ZARA METRO LAND ADMINISTRATION AREAS #

Yes No