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Procedures for issuing Certificate of Occupancy (Cof O)

LAND USE AND ALLOCATION COMMITTEE

The Land Use and Allocation Committee treat and coordinates all matters that border on the following:

Land allocation at various existing Schemes in the State to the public;
Processing and issuance of Certificate of Occupancy (C of O)
Management of all existing Schemes in the State
Administering Ground Rent and computation of Demand Notice
Management of Government Leases
Technical Committee on Excision Matters
Creation and Management of Residential & Industrial Schemes;
Dispute Resolution on Land Matters;
Regularisation of Federal Government Grants
Renewal of Leases
Processing Deemed Grant Consent (formerly Private C of O)
Other duties as may be assigned by His Excellency, the Governor.

REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY

Duly completed Application form
Payment receipt for the application form
Payment receipt for allocated land
Four passport photographs
WORK FLOW FOR CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY

Applicant purchases and submits application pack to LUAC and collects acknowledgement slip.
Applicant collects Letter of Offer
Applicant pays for allocated Land within 60 days
Applicant issued with Letter of Confirmation with Plot and Block Number (Full payments must be made before Plot & Block are allocated)
His Excellency, the Governor signs C of O and sends file to the Land Registry for further processing
Land Registry registers C of O and releases the C of O to the allottee
REQUIREMENTS FOR DEEMED GRANT CONSENT (FORMERLY PRIVATE CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY)

Duly completed Application Form
Payment receipts.
Land information certificate with payment receipt.
2 (Two) copies of Deemed Grant Deed with cloth survey plan attached.
Locational sketch of the subject site.
4(Four) copies of passport photographs of applicant.
Picture of the subject site showing date.
Certificate of Incorporation and form showing particulars of Directors (where applicant is a company).
Consent fee, Stamp duty and Registration fee.
Publication fee.
Evidence of payment of income tax

APPLICABLE RATE

3 % 0f Fair Market Value (FMV) of subject site/ property, made up of:

Consent fee: – 1.5 %

Stamp duty: – 0.75%

Registration fee: – 0.75%