Data on real estate of Liechtenstein is stored in the Cadastre.
The Cadastre of Liechtenstein (Grundbuchamt) is under the jurisdiction of the department of cadastre of the Department of Justice.
The Department of Justice is contained in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Justice and Culture.
Apart from the department of cadastre, the Department of Justice comprises divisions of a commercial register, judicial bodies and others.
History of the Land Cadastre of Liechtenstein
- Cadasre on physical media (1809 - 1995)
- Cadastre on automated physical media with additional computerized registers (1996 – 2008, since 2000 – integrated with the State Register)
- Electronic Land Cadastre (documents are received on physical media but are stored on electronic ones – since 2008)
- The Department maintaining the electronic cadastre forms part of the Department of Justice (since 2013)
Functions of the Cadastre:
- Maintenance of the cadastre and its amendment
- Allocation of land plots
- Compilation of plans and maps
- Issue of extracts from the cadastre
- Registration of pledges
- Registration of easements
Jurisdiction in land registration issues belongs both to the authorized executive authority and the court.
The Cadastre is public, however, to receive access to it, one must prove his/her legitimate interest.
The Cadastre contains basic technical information about real estate and on rights applied to it.
- Copies of documents
- full address
- cadastral number
Extracts from the Cadastre of Liechtenstein may be used for:
- confirmation of title to real estate
- receipt of information about the real estate
- debt collection
- analysis of prices for real estate
- other commercial and analytical purposes
* some data may be unavailable for certain items, or may be provided for a fee.
Time and possibility for obtaining information from registers of Liechtenstein shall be specified individually.
Extracts from the land register are provided subject to the laws of Liechtenstein and to the Law on personal data protection.
Moreover, you can order certified translations of your documents.
The requests shall be processed within one business day. Courier delivery of the apostilled extract shall be paid additionally according to the courier tariff rates.
Liechtenstein joined the Hague Convention on simplified legalization of documents on July 19, 1972. On September 17, 1972 the Convention came into force.
Thus, documents issued in Liechtenstein are subject to legalization based on the apostilling procedure, after certified translation such documents acquire full legal force on the territory of all other Hague Convention Member States.
As a rule of thumb, apostillation of extracts takes about two weeks.
|Service||Price incl. German VAT 19%||Price excl. VAT|
|Price for an electronic Extract from the land register of Liechtenstein||from 50,00 €||from 59,50 €||Price for the translation of an electronic Extract||from 35,00 €||from 41,65 €|
|Price for an Extract from the land register of Liechtenstein with apostille||from 250,00 €||from 297,50 €|