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Citizens may, using e-services and electronically available information resources, familiarise themselves with useful information in the Cadastre, the Land Register and special thematic cards at any convenient time and place for themselves.
You can use the “My Data in the Cadastre” e-service “My Data in the Cadastre” on the Latvija.lv State Land Service (VZD) portal to receive the current cadastre text data for your real estate. You do not need to pay when executing an e-service.
Video My data in cadastre
Using the VZD data publishing and e-services portal (Kadastrs.lv), you can view information not only about the properties that you own, but throughout the territory of Latvia. The SSD shall prepare information from available up-to-date data containing:
In addition, Kadastrs.lv can be viewed free of charge on thematic cards:
In addition to the data available on the Kadastrs.lv portal, which can be viewed free of charge, you can use the “Browse geospatial data of the State Land Service without contractual obligations” service, where you can look at other useful information:
In order to receive information free of charge regarding the immovable properties, property corroborations recorded in the Land Register and to view the computerised Land Register of the immovable property, visit the Section “My Data” of the State Unified Computerised Land Register site www.zemesgramata.lv.
If you want to find out about the permitted use of real estate owned by you according to the spatial plan or to be in a case course about planning developments in the area of interest to you, use the Geolatvija.lv of the National Uniform Geospatial Information Portal, the “Spatial Development Planning” section, where text and geospatial information on all spatial planning documents are available together, as well as information on the planning documents in the public consultation.
Read more about the possibilities of the Geolatvija.lv portal in the mana.latvija.lv life situation Participation in public administration and public processes. For information of interest, use the search options provided by the portal: by indicating a point on the map; searching by address; searching by the cadastre designation of the unit of land.
Cutting and maintenance
If you have land registered as agricultural land and want to remove a tree or scrub from it, then the trees must be felled in accordance with Cabinet Regulation No. 309 of 2 May 2012, Regulations on the felling of trees outside the forest. A permit for felling from the State Forest Service regarding such overgrown areas is not necessary. There is also no need for authorisation or harmonisation to cut trees with a strain average of less than 20 centimetres in the growing agricultural land, as well as for felling fruit trees and trees which pose a direct threat to human health and life if photofixation has been carried out before.
A local government permit shall be required if the trees are intended to be felled outside forest land located:
and in other cases as specified in paragraph 4 of those provisions.
The owner of agricultural land is entitled to cut the bush, but if the bush is made up of trees, and it complies with the definition of the forest, it is the Forest Law object, which is supervised by the State Forest Service, in accordance with Cabinet Regulation No. 935, Regulations regarding felling of trees in the forest.
If you are not sure, and in order to avoid potential risks, it is recommended that the planned action be consulted in the local government or in the nearby forestry sector.
If the tree has reached the size of the tree, the felling of such wood shall be permitted if it has become dangerous and a permit of the Nature Protection Board has been obtained. Detailed information on and management of wood is available in the Nature Conservation Board.
Limiting invasive plant species
If a plot of land is in your ownership or possession, your responsibility is to limit the spread of invasive plant species that are not representative to the nature of Latvia, which threaten local species and their habitats, cause economic damage or damage to human health and the environment, namely to destroy and prevent the spread of invasive species if they have started to grow. to own your property. The punishment for not performing measures to limit the spread of invasive plant species shall be determined by 51 of the Latvian Code of Administrative Violations. Article 2 - the non-performance of measures to limit the spread of invasive plant species shall be subject to a warning or a fine shall be imposed. Cabinet Regulation No. 559 of 14 July 2008, Regulations regarding the limitation of the spread of invasive plant species - Sosnovska hogweed - shall determine separately the restriction of the spread of invasive plant species - Sosnovska hogweed.
The Plant Protection Law provides for the limitation of the distribution of invasive plant species and the identification of the distribution - 18. The third paragraph of Article 1 provides that the cultivation of invasive plant species is prohibited in Latvia, and the owner or possessor of the land has a duty to destroy the plants of these invasive species if they have spread to the land under his or her ownership or possession.
Information on invasive species whose distribution would need to be limited may be obtained by the Nature Conservation Board.
Agricultural land not cultivated
Landowners have an obligation to ensure land use according to those highlighted in the land borders plan and on the portalKadastrs.lvregistered uses of land. The fact that the land is overgrown with trees and shrubs means that it has not been properly managed and has been transformed into another use of land.
Land owners have a number of options for further action (according to local authoritiesspatial planningconditions):
it may be prohibited to change the land use category, thus, in situations where the owner wishes to change land management in protected nature areas, it is recommended to contactManagement of nature protectionand to find out if there are any restrictions.
The land survey shall be carried out on areas which, according to the information of the State Land Service, are at least 1 ha by type of land use.
Agricultural landowners who bought land after 1 November 2014 but have not started production within three years will applypunishmentdepending on whether the land had been applied for for the single area payment prior to its purchase and whether the natural or legal person was responsible.
For more information on surveying agricultural land:On the LAD site.
It is the duty of the forest owner to carry out a first-time forest inventory of the forest owned by himself and to submit the data thereof to the forest office of the State Forest Service (VMD). The forest inventory shall be carried out by persons certified in the field of forest inventory for which data can be obtained on the WMD site.
The forest owner shall inform the State Forest Service each year by 1 February regarding the forest-friendly activity performed in the previous calendar year, if felling of trees, grooming of young stands, forest renewal or forest rearing has been performed in the forest property. The information may be submitted on site in anyVMD in forestry, via mail, or in the form of an electronic document, by signing the application withsecure electronic signature (e-signature)and by sending usinge-address, or to the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find sample formsOn the VMD site.
The felling of trees in the forest requires a statement which the forest owner may receive electronically through the use of the e-service “Proof for felling of trees” on the portal Latvija.lv, in presence in the VMD forestry or online in the Forest State Register, if the forest owner has an agreement with the WMD regarding the online use of the information system - Forest State Register. A statement shall be issued if a submission of the forest owner has been received and the submitted activity conforms to the requirements of regulatory enactments.
Felling of trees in the forest may be carried out using several permitted felling types:
The forest owner must inform the WMD of the forestry activity carried out in his forest by 1 February each year - where felling of trees, grooming of young stands, forest renewal or forest rearing has been carried out in forest ownership or legal possession by submitting a report. The report may be submitted to one of the following:forestry, or electronically, signed with a secure electronic signature, and transmitted by means of a secure electronic signature,e-address, or to VMD e-mail:email@example.com. The report must be submitted for the following activities:
Restocking and regrowing the forest
The obligation of the forest owner, after the effects of felling or other factors, shall be to restore the forest stand, as well as to ensure the maintenance of the renewed or reared forest stand. The requirements of the forest recovery rules available on the WMD website prescribe both the deadline for forest renewal and the procedures by which the forest is to be restored, while the species of wood recommended for this purpose are listed in the list of tree species to be used for forest renewal and forest cultivation, which provides for the renewal of the forest with five main, economically exploitable species: birch, pine, scarves, aspens, and ballls. The forest owner shall perform forest reconstruction work and shall notify the State Forest Service of the progress made. For forest renewal, read more on the VMD website.
Compensation for forest owners for restrictions on economic activity
Land owners whose assets are located in a specially protected nature territory or in a micro-reserve and, consequently, are subject to restrictions on economic activity shall be entitled to compensation for the unobtained property benefit which they cannot obtain due to restrictions on economic activity.
The compensation is specified in the Law on compensation for restrictions on economic activity in protected areas, which provides for two types of compensation:
For more compensation and activities in specially protected nature areas and micro-reserves, read the website of the Nature Conservation Board.
Estate Tax Payment
By using the “Online payment of real estate tax” e-service, you can pay real estate tax on your or other personal property recorded in the Land Register, including agricultural land.
Real estate tax shall not be subject to:
and there are other exceptions.
Area payments shall constitute annual financial support for farmers or forest owners. Any natural or legal person shall be entitled to a financial contribution from the State and the European Union which may be received for each hectare managed by agricultural land or forest land. Payments may be made if the farmer fulfils all the conditions for receiving the aid, the main of which is that the land is managed and maintained. Read more about area payments on the LAD website.
Power line protection zones, an easement path and many other burdens reduce the cadastral value of real estate. If there is a lower cadastral value, the real estate tax shall also be reduced accordingly. The owner of the immovable property may use the e-service of the State Land Service (VZD) “My data in the cadastre” on the portal Latvija.lv to ascertain the encumbrances registered in the Cadastre and the areas occupied by them.
More details of the burdens can be searched foramelioration in cadastreand in the nature data management system “Ozola”, where interactive maps are available, as well as in the Troubled Areas Information System (ATIS).
It is the responsibility of each landowner to know and also maintain the boundaries of the land units in his or her ownership. The land property starts and ends where it is marked with border marks in the area. In order to avoid disputes or even judicial proceedings with the owner of the adjacent land, it is necessary to know exactly where the property borders are, so where the right of action ends. Failure to comply with borders can also have consequences such as recovering losses, such as trees felled in foreign ownership.
If the border marks have been destroyed or have disappeared over time, the owner shall refer to the ground in the cadastral survey to a certified surveyor with a request for border surveys or border renewal.
The measuring officer may:
When authenticating, I agree and undertake to comply with the rules for the use of the electronic identification solution.
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