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Land registers in Member States - Hungary

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This section provides you with an overview of Hungary’s land register.


What services does the hungarian land registry provide?

The Hungarian Land Register is the Ministry of Agriculture and the Hungarian land management.

The official website of the Land Offices of Hungary provides information on the countrywide network of Hungarian land offices, as well providing access to the full institutional network of land administration, with details on:Link opens in new windowhttp://www.foldhivatal.hu/

  • their tasks
  • their duties and services they provide
  • new and important projects

You can download administrative forms and read about our electronic services and the conditions for accessing the system on the web. The relevant legislation can be found here, too.

Is access to the hungarian land registry free of charge?

Registered users (public administrative bodies, banks, lawyers, public notaries, municipal authorities, real estate agents, etc.) since 2003 (magyarországi földhivatalok) provides access to the online services (TAKARNET) of the data, in accordance with the provisions of the relevant legislation is subject to the payment of fees.Link opens in new windowhttp://www.foldhivatal.hu/

2011 was launched in June the government portal directly to citizens central gateway for the Online Land Office (Földhivatal Online) service, in which citizens are the same way as registered users can use online services subject to a fee.

In addition, the Online Land Office, a limited number of data free of charge.Available free of charge encompasses only descriptive data on the properties (the first part of a property sheet). The database can be searched by parcel number (helyrajzi szám) or the address of the property. Online services are available from 24 to 0 registered users and citizens via the internet.

How to search the hungarian land registry

In general, you can carry out a search based on:

  • land-register reference;
  • parcel number interval; or
  • address of the property.

Users with special rights (police, investigating authorities, court executors, public notaries in inheritance cases) can search based on the name and personal data of the owner and/or authorised person.

History of the hungarian land registry

In Hungary the legal and administrative system managing the registry official name:Is the ‘unified land registry system.Since 1971 it is considered ‘unified’ because cadastral mapping data and legal data (telekkönyv, ‘Grundbuch’) have both legally and institutionally in an integrated form. A single institutional network comprising all land offices is responsible for registering legal transactions and changes in land registry maps, providing data and performing other tasks related to land and built property. Europe was the first of its kind in Hungary’s unified, title-based land registry system.

The hungarian system serves multiple purposes, given that besides its activities covering the full spectrum of land registry it carries out a number of other tasks, such as the establishment and maintenance of the geodesic control point network, topographic mapping, land conservation, land lease registration and the maintenance of administrative boundaries.

This complex public database containing information on agricultural land and immovable property, that is, on some of the most important components of economic life, agriculture and credit circulation, is managed by the land administration in an integrated manner and covers the entire administrative territory of hungary.The aim of the system is to help enforce the right to property, a healthy environment, freedom of enterprise and competition, and to officially register natural and artificial landmarks by providing a uniform and publicly authenticated land registration system and spatial data infrastructure.

The general objective of the country’s total land and other property and the registration of immovable property, the security of ownership rights and other entitlements relating to property by providing a uniform and publicly authenticated land registration system and infrastruktúrát.Az unified land registry system has two specific objectives should be implemented.
The land registry’s legal objective is to protect real-estate-related rights and official documents, while at the same time providing certainty for bona fide owners and holders and promoting the profitable use of real estate.On the other hand, the system’s economic aim is to serve as a uniform basis for planning and for establishing financial obligations, to facilitate governance and property investment through the provision of statistical data, and to provide services to society as a whole.

Related links

Link opens in new windowGovernment portal

Link opens in new windowThe official website of the Land Offices (Földhivatal) of Hungary


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Last update: 12/04/2017