All you need to know about Nagaland land records

[] The Directorate of Land Records and Survey, Government of Nagaland, is responsible for maintaining land records in the state.

The Directorate of Land Records and Survey, Government of Nagaland, is responsible for the maintenance of land records (or bhulekh) about the government lands, such as towns, administrative headquarter, and government pocket lands. In this article, we explain the procedure that landowners can follow to get a copy of their land records.

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About the Directorate of Land Records and Survey, Nagaland

The Directorate of Land Records and Survey was set up in 1973, with its headquarter (HQ) at Kohima. The HQ was shifted to Dimapur in August 1975. Land in the state belongs to the people and is administered through the traditional systems and customary laws of each tribe. Initially, the department’s activities were limited to areas in and around Dimapur Mouza, the town administrative headquarter, and government-acquired lands. With awareness, a survey has begun on all administrative headquarters and government lands, and all district offices are headed by the land records & survey officers along with field staff.

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Functions of the Directorate of Land Records and Survey, Nagaland

The major functions of the department include:

  • Cadastral survey
    • All administrative headquarters & towns in the state
    • Land requisition/acquisition
  • Village recognition
  • Providing technical assistance to the district administration for land settlement and revenue administration
  • Construction, maintenance, and updating various land records in the state
  • State mapping agency

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Nagaland land records: How to get a copy of land records (RoR)?

The revenue department of the state maintains the records of rights (RoR). The RoR is the primary revenue record of land that proves the rights of a landowner on land and contains complete details of landholdings.

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Revenue record can be obtained from the office of the Commissioner of the jurisdiction where the property is located on submission of an application along with supporting documents, and the requisite fees. A record number is issued as an acknowledgement that can be saved for future reference. Authorities inform the applicants about the date for receiving the copy of the revenue record.

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Documents required

Applicants should provide the following documents along with the application form:

  • Proof of residence
  • Proof of identity
  • Aadhaar card[A1] 
  • Latest land revenue receipt or khajana receipt, if required
  • Copy of property documents/sale deed
  • Receipt of property tax payment
  • Electricity bill[A2] 

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Latest news and updates

Nagaland to have its own land laws, Land Revenue Department drafts land laws

In February 2020, the Nagaland Land Revenue Minister, Neiba Kronu, announced that the land revenue department had drafted the Nagaland land laws. Kronu said that the state continues to use the Assam Land Laws of 1876, which was amended in 1978 and 2002. He emphasised the need to have a new system where the lands will be protected. Even if the land is mortgaged to a funding agency, it will not be allowed to be sold to outsiders, the minister said.

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Nagaland land records: Contact details

Directorate of Land Records and Survey, Government of Nagaland,

Dimapur, Near DC Office

PIN: 797112, Nagaland


Phone number: +91-3862 – 2000 4444

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What is the official website of the Nagaland land records department?

The official portal of the Directorate of Land Records and Survey, Government of Nagaland, is

How to get land Patta in Nagaland?

To obtain an extract of the land record or Patta in Nagaland, one should contact the office of the deputy commissioner or the land records and survey officer.

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Debora Berti

Università degli Studi di Firenze, IT

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