The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment on August 29 issued Decision No. 1839/QD-BTNMT, simplifying a number of land-related administrative procedures to remove difficulties and create favorable conditions for citizens and businesses to deal with land-related matters, and improve the investment environment.
Accordingly, in localities where single-level land registration offices are established, the number of administrative procedures will be reduced to 41 instead of the current 71.
Other localities will see the number of administrative procedures downed to 62 from 71.
The new regulation also publicizes 12 sets of procedures for land recovery, allocation and lease and permission for conversion of land use purposes. Specifically, compared to the current regulations, there are two new procedures including the procedure for appraisal of land use need and the procedure for appraisal of conditions for land allocation or lease and permission for change of land use purposes.
The Decision also prescribes procedures for land recovery in polluted areas which are likely to threaten people’s health, areas hit by land subsidence, erosion or slide and areas frequently threatened by natural disasters.
As specified in the new regulation, the number of administrative procedures for land registration and grant of certificates of land use rights and house and land-attached asset ownership will be 23 in localities where single-level land registration offices have been established and 44 in other localities.
Results of administrative procedure settlement must be notified to dossier submitters within three days from the date of receipt, which is 5-30 days shorter than the time limit prescribed by current regulations.
Online transaction and registration will also be encouraged to shorten the procedure processing duration.-