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SURVEY DEPARTMENT

The Survey Department is responsible for developing and managing national spatial data and associated infrastructure in order to facilitate land administration, Scientific development and use.

The Department performs the following specific functions:

  • Conduct and control the survey and charting of land for the purposes of registration;
  • Maintain approved survey records;
  • Conduct and supervise trigonometrical, topographical and level surveys, and such geodetic and geophysical operation to facilitate control and mapping;
  • Maintain records of all trigonometrical, topographical and level surveys and geodetic and geophysical operations;
  • Prepare and certify maps from data derived from any surveys and amendment of maps;
  • Demarcate, re-affirm and maintain international and internal administrative boundaries; and
  • Provide Geographical Information to the public.

The Department is headed by the Surveyor General who is assisted by one (1) Assistant Surveyor General-Mapping, one (1) Assistant Surveyor General Survey Services and one (1)  Assistant Surveyor General-Cadastral.

The Department comprises the following three (3) Sections and ten (10) Provincial Offices:

  • Cadastral Services;
  • Survey Services;
  • Mapping Services; and
  • Survey Provincial Office.

Cadastral Section

The Section is responsible for coordinating the conduct and control of cadastral services to facilitate land registration.

The Section performs the following specific functions:

  • Coordinate and monitor the conduct of cadastral survey services;
  • Coordinate and manage national cadaster index mapping;
  • Develop and monitor the implementation of survey standards; and
  • Maintain a Cadastral Registry.

The Section is headed by an Assistant Surveyor General- responsible of Cadastral Services and assisted by (1) Principal Land Surveyor.

Survey Services Section

The Section is responsible for coordinating the conduct of trigonometric, Topographic and level surveys.

The Section performs the following specific functions:

  • Coordinate the demarcation, reaffirmation and maintenance of international boundaries;
  • Facilitate the construction and maintenance of trigonometric and Continuous Operating Reference Stations (CORS);
  • Facilitate Calibration and Assessment of Survey Instruments, and
  • Maintain a Control Registry.

The Section is headed by an Assistant Surveyor General – responsible for Survey Services and assisted by one (1) Principal Land Surveyor.

The summary staffing for the Section is shown below:

 Mapping Services Section

The Section is responsible for coordination of preparation and certification of maps and provision of geographical information to the public.

The Section performs the following specific functions:

  • Develop and monitor the implementation of mapping standards;
  • Facilitate the acquisition of spatial data by the public;
  • Coordinate integration of spatial data from other producers;
  • Coordinate production and revision of maps;
  • Coordinate management of spatial data;
  • Print and Publish maps.

The Section is headed by an Assistant Surveyor General – responsible for Mapping Services and assisted by (1) Principal Land Surveyor.

 

Provincial Survey Offices

The Provincial Survey Offices are responsible for developing and providing spatial data and managing associated infrastructure.

The Provincial Survey Office performs the following functions:

  • Verify availability of land targeted for alienation;
  • Allot unique parcel identifier (allocation of a property number);
  • Undertake cadastral and other surveys;
  • Prepare and examine survey records;
  • Undertake Cadastral Index mapping and Drawing;
  • Maintain a Cadastral and Control Registry;
  • Produce, revise and sell maps;
  • Construct and maintain trigonometric and Continuous Operating Reference Stations (CORS);

The Provincial Office are headed by a Principal Land Surveyors and assisted by two Land Surveyors and one GIS Officer;

For Queries Contact: 0957637831

 

Office of the Surveyor General

P.O Box 50397 – Ridgeway

Mulungush House

Independence Avenue

Lusaka

Tel: 211 253 640 /252 288/252 323

Province Name

Town

Postal Address

Physical Location

Phone No

Muchinga

Chinsali

P.O. Box  480137

FTC Building

+260979 272 839

Central

Kabwe

P.O Box 80754

Kabwe Town Centre

+260979 586 405

Western

Mongu

P.O Box 910019

 Mongu Town

+260 021 722  249

Lusaka

Lusaka

P.O Box  30250

Kabelenga Road

+260 211 221 905

Copperbelt

Ndola

P.O Box  70068

 Independence Way

+260 211 620 278

Eastern

Chipata

P.O Box 510679

NAPSA Building along  Umoszi  Hiway

+260 216 222 796

Northern

Kasama

P.O Box 410042

Kasama town centre 

+260979 508 481

North-Western

Solwezi

P.O Box 110469

 Government offices T5 Road

+260977 799 516

Luapula

 Mansa

P.O Box  710240

 NAPSA Building Rooms 3407&3408

+260977 473 135

Southern

Choma

P.O Box  630761

 Choma Town Centre

+260977 688 899