The Norwegian Mapping Authority’s Cadastre and 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 Cadastre and 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. The division is also responsible for the New Cadastre (matrikkelen) and handles administrative tasks relating to the Norwegian Place Names Act and administrative borders.
The division employs around 300 people.
The New Cadastre
The New Cadastre (matrikkelen), the national property registry, is continually updated in partnership with the municipalities. The New Cadastre contains information and maps concerning all properties, addresses and buildings in Norway.
The municipalities are in charge of local cadastral services and are responsible for entering information into the registry. The Norwegian Mapping Authority is the central cadastral authority with responsibility for the development, operation and administration of the New Cadastre.
The Norwegian Mapping Authority is also responsible for training, guidance and inspection in regard to the way in which the municipalities enter data into the registry.
Customer service centre and cooperative housing in Ullensvang
Cadastre and property rights registration is provided from the Norwegian Mapping Authority’s headquarters in Hønefoss, which also has a property rights registration section.
The Cadastre and 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.