The Cadastre is an administrative registry that reports to the Ministry of Finance and Economy, which describes rustic and urban real estate assets of special characteristics. The cadastral description of the property will comprise its physical, economic and legal characteristics, including the location and cadastral reference, surface, use or finality, class of crop or usage, the quality of the constructions, graphic representation, cadastral value and owner. (Extracts from article 1 of Royal Statutory Order 1/2004, of 5th March whereby the amended text of the Property Register Law is approved) (PDF, approx. 302.67 KB)
The Directorate General for Cadastre, integrated in the State Secretariat for Finance and Budgets, through the Secretariat-General of Finance, has the following main functions:
- The formation, conservation and revision of real estate registries.
- The study and coordination of real estate appraisal systems.
- The study and proposal of regulations on the real estate registry.
- Cadastral inspection of the Property Tax.
- Information and assistence to the citizen, as well as the management and custody of cadastral data bases.