As of October 1, 2013, the jurisdiction of land registry management transitioned to the cadastral departments of district offices. The relevant cadastral department of the district office in whose territorial jurisdiction the property is located is responsible for land registry proceedings.
The cadastral departments of district offices primarily make decisions on the registration of property rights, changes in the boundaries of cadastral territories, correction of errors in cadastral operations, renewal of cadastral operations, objections, and approval of the register of renewed land records. Additionally, they record property rights based on submitted contracts, public or other documents. They manage and update the cadastre based on reported changes, changes identified during cadastral data investigations, audits of cadastral data, and in the renewal of cadastral operations through new mapping, among other tasks.
Contacts for Relevant Authorities Contact information for individual cadastral departments of district offices in the regional capitals is available on the website of the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic for:
Bratislava Banská Bystrica Košice Nitra Prešov Trnava Trenčín Žilina Proceedings for Permission to Register in the Land Registry The proceedings for permission to register commence with a written application for registration in the land registry submitted by the participant in the form of a document or electronically.
Note: For electronic submissions, it is recommended that attachments are also submitted electronically and authenticated with an electronic signature. Attachments can also be submitted in paper form, but in this case, the 50% fee reduction, as applied to electronic submissions, does not apply, and the full amount is payable.
Sample application forms for registration can be obtained from the respective district office – cadastral department.
Before submitting the registration application, participants can fill out and submit an electronic form, an announcement of the registration application, through katasterportal.sk. If the participant executes the registration application within 90 days of the announcement being delivered to the district office, they are entitled to a €15 fee reduction. The registration announcement must be accompanied by the registration application number and does not need to be attached to the application itself. If the registration announcement does not align with the contract details, it is not considered an attachment to the registration application. The registration announcement serves an informative purpose and does not affect the sequence of property rights registrations.
Documents Required for Registration Application An agreement supporting the registration of property rights in the land registry (e.g., sales agreement, donation agreement, exchange agreement) in two copies with officially authenticated signatures of the property transferors is an attachment to the registration application.
The application must include:
Identification details of the applicant: For a natural person: name, surname, maiden name, date of birth, personal identification number, or, if the person is a foreigner, another identifier, place of permanent residence, address for service in the country if different from the place of permanent residence, information about nationality. For a legal entity: name, identification number, registered office, address for service, if different from the registered office. Name of the respective district office. Subject of the application. Legal act authorizing the change in the cadastre. Identification of the property. Identification of the co-ownership share (expressed as a fraction of the whole). Number of the official verification of the geometric plan. Place and date of the publication of the contract, if mandatory. Designated attachments. Request for notification of the registration, execution of a note, or the result of the investigation of changes in data. Request for expedited registration proceedings (if requesting expedited processing). Additional attachments include:
Document confirming the right to the property if not registered on the ownership certificate (e.g., land ownership size certificate). Identification of parcels if property rights are not registered on the ownership certificate. Power of attorney agreement if the participant in the proceedings is represented by an attorney. Announcement of the registration application (only the application number is required; for electronic applications, it does not need to be attached to the application in paper form). Affidavit confirming compliance with conditions according to the Commercial Register or affidavit stating that these conditions do not apply to the respective company. Authorization of a legal entity for its employee who has the authority to submit the application (if the legal entity authorized its employee). Documents with evidentiary value in the respective registration application. The district office marks the date, hour, and minute of the delivery of the registration application. If the registration application involves a contract for the transfer of property drawn up as a notarial record or authorized by a lawyer, the district office assesses the contract only to determine its compatibility with the cadastral operation and whether procedural conditions are met.
Contracts, public, and other documents are eligible for registration in the land registry if they:
Are in the state language, Czech language, or an officially certified translation, written without errors in writing and arithmetic and without other apparent inaccuracies. Contain correct identification of participants in property rights: For a natural person: name and surname, maiden name, date of birth, personal identification number, place of permanent residence. For a legal entity: name, registered office, identification number (if assigned), or other identification details. Specify the legal act, its subject, place, and time. Identify the properties according to cadastral territory, parcel number, register “C” or register “E,” type and size of the land, registration number of the building, apartment number or non-residential space, floor number, entrance, and co-ownership share in common parts and facilities of the building and land if the property is co-owned by multiple owners, including the share expressed as a fraction of the whole. If the conditions for registration are met, the district office approves the registration; otherwise, the application is rejected. A copy of the decision to approve the registration becomes legally effective on the day of its issuance and is delivered to all participants in the proceedings.
Remedies No appeal, motion to reopen proceedings, or review outside the appellate proceedings can be filed against a decision approving the registration. An appeal against the decision to reject the registration can be filed with the district office that issued the decision within 15 days from the date of its delivery. If the district office does not fully comply with the appeal, it must submit it within 30 days from the date it was delivered for a decision by the authority through an employee with special expertise.
Deadlines and Administrative Fees If the cadastral department of the district office is to decide:
Within 30 days from the date of delivery of the registration application, an administrative fee of €66 is payable, or €33 for electronic submission. Within 20 days from the date of delivery of the registration application, in the case of a contract for the transfer of property drawn up as a notarial record or authorized by a lawyer, an administrative fee is payable as mentioned above. Within 15 days from the date of delivery of the registration application based on a request for expedited processing, an administrative fee of €266 is payable, or €133 for electronic submission. Practical Advice:
If the participant in the proceedings advances the announcement of the registration application, they are entitled to a €15 reduction in the administrative fees, so the district cadastral department will decide on a paper registration application within 30 days for a fee of €51 and on an electronic registration application for a fee of €18.
Administrative fees are due on the day of delivery of the registration application. If the proceedings are terminated or the registration application is rejected, the fee is not refunded. If the administrative authority does not decide on the expedited registration of property rights in the land registry within the shortened period, the difference between the fee paid for expedited processing and the fee for a decision within 30 days is refunded. The district office decides on the full refund of the fee if the task or proceedings could not be completed without the fault of the taxpayer within the specified deadline.
If the registration application involves legal relationships from several types of legal acts, the fee is charged for each legal act separately.
Before submitting a registration application to initiate proceedings for approval, one must decide whether the submission should be processed in the standard or expedited period. Proceedings initiated based on a standard 30-day deadline cannot be expedited by additional payment of the administrative fee for the expedited 15-day deadline.