One can apply for land using the following Channels:

  1. Directly to the Commissioner of Lands
  2. Local authorities - to which you belong
  3. traditional authorities
  1. (3) Subject to any other provisions and procedures relating to alienation of land, the President may alienate land to a non-Zambian under the following circumstances: The Laws of Zambia Copyright Ministry of Legal Affairs, Government of the Republic of Zambia (a) where the non-Zambian is a permanent resident in the Republic of Zambia; (b) where the non-Zambian is an investor within the meaning of the Investment Act or any other law relating to the promotion of investment in Zambia; Cap. 385 (c) where the non-Zambian has obtained the President's consent in writing under his hand; (d) where the non-Zambian is a company registered under the Companies Act, and less than twenty-five per centum of the issued shares are owned by non-Zambians; Cap. 388 (e) where the non-Zambian is a statutory corporation created by an Act of Parliament; (f) where the non-Zambian is a co-operative society registered under the Co-operative Societies Act and less than twenty-five per centum of the members are non-Zambians; Cap. 397 (g) where the non-Zambian is a body registered under the Land (Perpetual Succession) Act and is a non-profit making, charitable, religious, educational or philanthropic organisation or institution which is registered and is approved by the Minister for the purposes of this section; Cap. 186 (h) where the interest or right in question arises out of a lease, sub-lease, or under-lease, for a period not exceeding five years, or a tenancy agreement; (i) where the interest or right in land is being inherited upon death or is being transferred under a right of survivorship or by operation of law; (j) where the non-Zambian is a Commercial Bank registered under the Companies Act and the Banking and Financial Services Act; or Cap. 388 Cap. 387 (k) where the non-Zambian is granted a concession or right under the National Parks and Wildlife Act.

Access the Service Charter on the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources website by clicking on this link >> Client SERVICE Charter.cdr (mlnr.gov.zm) <<

Any Zambian National Above the age of Twenty-One (21) years.

It is Stipulated under the Statutory Instrument in The Lands Act in the Laws of Zambia. 

The Ministry is currently issuing Titles in the following provinces:

  • Lusaka- Lusaka Provincial Office 
  • Copperbelt- Ndola Provinicial Office.

Access the Service Charter on the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources website by clicking on this link >> Client SERVICE Charter.cdr (mlnr.gov.zm)<<

For more queries on and Land properties. Kindly use the Land Register PrintOut or Official Search Services.

Certificate of incorporation can be acquired through a the Legal Office at Ministry of Lands

The Designated Service Delivery time to acquire Certificate of Title can be accessed through the online Ministry of Lands Customer Service Charter

Any Zambian or Non-Zambian can Apply Directly to the Commissioner of Lands to own Land in Zambia.

Ground rents are managed by the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources while the Land Rates are managed by the Councils.