To apply for a Certificate of Occupancy

The Nigerian Certificate of Occupancy Series – How to Apply (Part 1)

To apply for a Certificate of Occupancy, you would need to follow certain steps outlined in this article. Please read and share.

To apply for a Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) in Nigeria, you generally need to follow the steps below. But please read the first article we published on C of O in Nigeria here.

1. Determine the Relevant Authority

Identify the specific agency or department responsible for land administration and issuance of C of Os in your state. This could be the State Ministry of Lands, Urban and Regional Planning, or a similar agency.

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2. Gather Necessary Documents

Prepare the required documents, which may include:

  • Proof of ownership or right to the land, such as a Deed of Assignment, Deed of Conveyance, or other relevant land documents.
  • Survey plan or layout plan of the land.
  • Valid identification documents of the applicant(s) and other relevant parties.
  • Tax clearance certificates or evidence of tax payment.
    Other supporting documents as specified by the land authority.

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3. Complete the application form:

Obtain the application form for the Certificate of Occupancy from the appropriate land authority. Fill out the form accurately and provide all requested information.

4. Pay application fees:

Pay the required application fees as specified by the land authority. The fee amount can vary depending on the state and the size of the land.

5. Submit the application:

Submit the completed application form and all supporting documents to the land authority. Ensure that you have made copies of all documents for your records.

6. Verification and processing:

The land authority will review your application, conduct necessary verification, and process the C of O. This may involve site visits, title searches, and other investigations to confirm the validity of the land ownership and other details.

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