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Administration and Support Services
Overall policy direction and co-ordination of the State Department’s functions.


Physical Planning
Provision of advisory and national Physical Planning services; general principles on land planning and coordination of planning by counties in terms of policies, standards and guidelines and technical assistance;  capacity building for counties on Physical Planning.


Land Adjudication and Settlement

Ascertainment of land rights and interests, land consolidation and adjudication; acquisition of agriculturally viable land for settlement of poor landless Kenyans; management of the Agricultural Settlement Fund; management of group ranches as well as arbitration of land disputes.



The official Government agency for land surveying and mapping.  Responsibilities include production, maintenance and distribution of accurate geographical data in the form of analogue and digital maps in all ranges of scales.


Land Administration

Administration and management of private land, control and regulation of land use and property in respect of all categories of land and maintenance of land records.


Land Valuation

Valuation of land and assets for stamp duty, Government leasing including foreign missions, asset valuation, rating and development of National Land Value Index.


Land Registration

Registration of land transactions and other legal documents, and determination of land and boundary disputes in collaboration with Surveys Department.

The Kenya Institute of Surveying and Mapping offers Diploma courses in surveying and mapping.

The agencies within the Ministry are Physical Planners Registration Board, Valuers Registration Board, Estates Agents Registration Board and Land Surveyors Board. They regulate the qualifications, registration and practice of the respective professionals in the land sector.

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