Immovable Property Registration System in Albania: Unification of Cadastral Maps with Property Registration
Economic reforms in Albania have necessitated a new property registration framework. USAID and EC/PHARE are sponsoring the institution of such a structure through the Immovable Property Registration System (IPRS). The new system combines information from a wide variety of land cadastres and transforms property registration from an owner based to a parcel based system keyed to a base map. The land information and all mapping is intended for use on computerized systems. Existing maps will be updated and new ones will be created based on aerial photographs and field assessments using new and traditional technology. The IPRS legally secures property ownership and opens the door to free market property exchanges.
Land Tenure Center
University of Wisconsin--Madison