Real Estate Cadastre is a basic and public register of real estate and property rights therein. Real estate subject to registration in the cadastre of real estate are: land (parcels), constructions and parts of constructions (apartments, business premises, garages).

Address register is the basic and public register of house numbers and the names of streets and squares in a settlement. It includes the identification of house numbers for residential and commercial buildings, as well as for building parcels and keeping information about house numbers, streets and squares within a settlement.

Utility cadastre is the basic register of utilities and property rights pertaining to them. Pursuant to the Law on State Survey and Cadastre from 2009, the utility cadastre records technical data on the utilities and property rights pertaining to the utilities.

The database of the utility cadastre contains the following thematic units:

  1. Water supply network;
  2. Sewage and drainage network;
  3. Heating network;
  4. Power supply network;
  5. Telecommunications network;
  6. Oil pipeline network;
  7. Gas pipeline network;
  8. Common facilities.
Objectives of the Sector

Pursuant to the Strategy of Measures and Activities for Improving the Quality of Services in the Field of Geospatial Data and Registration of Property Rights in Official State Records – Reform Path of the Republic Geodetic Authority by 2020, the basic objectives of the Sector for Real Estate Cadastre are:

  1. Establishment of an efficient system of registration, management and distribution of data on properties and infrastructural utilities and rights pertaining to them;
  2. Improvement of the reliability and quality of the data in the state records of real estate and infrastructure utilities and rights pertaining to them.

The establishment of an efficient system of registration, management and distribution of data on properties and infrastructure utilities, as well as the rights pertaining to them, aims to enable faster and more efficient work of the RGA. The most significant measurable effect of this strategic goal is to reduce the duration of procedures in the system of registering properties down to five to seven days, and to register the change in the property rights in four days, in comparison with the current duration of 14.5 days.

Improving the reliability and quality of data in the state register of properties and infrastructure utilities and the rights pertaining to them is aimed at raising citizens' confidence in state records as the sole state guarantor of property rights and other rights pertaining to immovable properties, as well as to point out the importance of registering citizens’ rights in state records. Consequently, the business environment is strengthened; investments are attracted, which allows for greater economic activity.

Real Estate Cadastre and Address Register

The highest demand real estate cadastre data:

  • Property folio;
  • Extract from the digital cadastral map;
  • Copy of a cadastral parcel map;
  • Verifications (verification on changes on property, verification on last registered data status in the real estate cadastre, verification on house number, verification on street or square name change, etc.).

Number of requests – non-administrative cases during the first three quarters 2017 is shown in the chart below:


Q1, Q2, Q3

The digital cadastral map is produced for the entire territory of the Republic of Serbia. In the first phase, which was completed in 2016, manual vectorization was carried out for 30% of the remaining cadastral municipalities (out of a total of 4521 cadastral municipalities). In the second phase, which started in the first quarter of 2017, the elimination of errors and the improvement of the quality of data obtained by the process of maps vectorizing are carried out. Data obtained in this way are used for purposes other than the real estate cadastre, such as:

  1. Support for RGA’s electronic systems for issuing a building permit under the “one-stop-shop” procedure;
  2. Support for projects financed by the loans from the European and World Bank, such as survey renewal and land consolidation, management of municipal and town property, etc .;
  3. Support in designing planning documents of local governments;
  4. or the purposes of electronic data sharing between the RGA and other state bodies.

Maintaining the real estate cadastre, or registration of changes in the register, is being performed at the request of the client or ex officio. The number of requests received and resolved – administrative cases during the first three quarters of 2017 are shown in the following chart:


Q1, Q2, Q3; Cases submitted, Cases resolved

In order to meet the objectives pursuant to the Strategy, there is the need to implement the new IT system, to support of processes in the real estate cadastre. The implementation of the first phase is underway - the implementation of the document management system in the local real estate cadastre offices. The implementation of the real estate cadastre module, the address register and the administrative units registry are planned in second and third phase. Full implementation will ensure that paper documents are replaced with electronic documents, and the resolving the request (case) will be possible from any internal unit of the Sector.

Utility Cadastre

The highest demand utility cadastre data:

  • Copy of utility cadastre map;
  • Utility folio.

Total number of requests submitted during the third quarter 2017 is shown in the following chart:


In order to improve the services, from July 1st, 2017 an e-Front Desk was established providing for surveying companies to submit a request for a utility cadastre map for the City of Belgrade in electronic form. Since August 21st, 2017, this service has been extended to the territory of the cities of Novi Sad, Kraljevo and Pancevo.

At the same time, the implementation of a new software solution for the maintenance of the utility cadastre, based on GIS technology, is in progress. So far, the new software solution has been implemented in the Belgrade Utility Cadastre Department, and partly in the Novi Sad, Pancevo, Kraljevo and Nis utility cadastre departments.

Data and Services Users

The most important and predominant users of data and services under the competence of the Sector for Real Estate Cadastre are the citizens.

Apart from them, other data and services users are:

  •     • Public administration organs:
    • At the republic (national) level: ministries, agencies, directorates, state-owned public enterprises;
    • At the local level: city and municipal organs (secretariats, urbanism directorates, etc.), communal and supply companies.
  •     • Private sector:
    • Domestic and foreign investors;
    • Banks;
    • Law firms;
    • Realtors;
    • Surveying companies.

The Rulebook on Internal Organization and Workplaces Systematization in the Republic Geodetic Authority adopted on December 1st, 2017 establishes the following units within the Sector:

  • Department for Coordination
  • Department for Real Estate Cadastre Geospatial Data Management
  • 170 Local Real Estate Cadastre Offices
  •  9 Utility Cadastre Departments