About Project

What is «Organized Land»? 
Through the Ministry of Justice and State Geodetic Administration, the Croatian Government initiated in 2003 the Real Property Registration and Cadastre National Program, abbreviated as "Organized Land" under which the Real Property Registration and Cadastre Joint Information System (JIS) was developed.

The program has accelerated the real property registration in the cadastral and land registry system and has increased the level of legal security in real property transactions. Additionally, both systems have been streamlined and business processes simplified while the customer relations have improved through the introduction of electronic services, which has led to improved speed and quality of service provision. 

The cadastre and land registry system modernisation has enabled faster and simplified procedures of registering real properties and associated titles whereas the cadastre and land registry information is available electronically 24/7.

Apart from the regular activities and numerous bilateral projects, one of the more significant parts of the reform is the Real Property Registration and Cadastre Project initiated in 2003 and planned to last for 5 years (end of 2008). Given the importance of the reform and its excellent achievements, the Project was extended until 30 June 2010. The Project was initiated with the main objective of building an efficient land administration system aimed at contributing to the development of efficient real property markets. The Project is for the most part funded by a World Bank loan and the remaining part by the European Union grants and RoC State budget funds
Integrated Land Administration System Project
The land administration system reform is continuing i.e. preconditions have been created for the implementation of an efficient real property registration system. The Real Property Registration and Cadastre Joint Information System (JIS) has been developed or rather a unified database and application for keeping and maintaining the real property registration and cadastre data have been established. The World Bank continues to supports this very important reform. The current Project, aimed at modernising the land administration system in order to improve the civil services in terms of efficiency, transparency and cost, started on 2 August 2010 and was completed on 15 November 2011 when the World Bank Loan 8086-HR became effective and main phase of the project started. Activities financed by this Loan were completed by December 31, 2018.
To provide further support to the project and its main goals, additional financing was provided under the new Loan 8900-HR, for further activities aimed to modernize the Croatian land administration in favor citizens, entrepreneurs and state institutions. The Loan became effective on December 19, 2018, and current end date of the project is June 15, 2021.

What are the bodies in charge of the Project implementation?
The Project has been very successfully co-implemented by the following two State administration bodies in charge of registering the real property and related titles in Croatia:
  • Ministry of Justice and municipal courts through 108 land registries under their jurisdiction,
  • State Geodetic Administration in charge inter alia for the functioning of the cadastral system (20 regional cadastral offices and its 92 branch offices).
The Project Implementation Body and the teams from both State administrative bodies are charged with the Project operational implementation.

What is the basic outcome of «Organized Land»?
The Real Property Registration and Cadastre Joint Information System establishment is one of the most significant and demanding activities conducted by the Ministry of Justice and State Geodetic Administration as part of the Real Property Registration and Cadastre National Program - Organized Land.
The JIS establishment has led to the creation of a unified register for the cadastre and land registers in which the systems are interlinked and exchange real property data. In simplified terms, a unified database and application bringing numerous benefits to the users have been established to keep and maintain the cadastre and land registry data. Apart from the time, needed to access the data and make a registration, being significantly reduced, the citizens are today able to see at one place the ownership structure of a real property and its location in space as well as numerous other functionalities.
One part of the JIS is „One-Stop-Shop“ (OSS) – a single service point for accessing land registry and cadastre data.

What are the benefits of the „Organized Land“ project implementation?
The “Organized Land” Project shall:
  • speed up the real property registration process in cadastre and land registration system
  • raise the level of legal security of the real property transactions
  • streamline both systems and simplify business processes
  • harmonize the data of the two systems
  • improve the customer relationships and the speed and quality of service provision.