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Computerization of Urban Land Registers

There are always great demand on land registration and land search services. In 1980, the Land Offices provided 691,637 searches and registered 198,943 documents. In order to provide a better service by shortening the processing time for land searches and deeds registration, the Land Office, at a cost of $22 million, commenced computerization of land records in 1984. The conversion of the 1.45 million urban land register cards into computerized data started in 1986 and was completed in 1991. In 1997, the New Territories register was also computerized and marked the complete conversion of two million paper based land registers. The successful conclusion of this conversion project enables customers to access all land registers throughout the territory speedily.
Computerization of Urban Land Registers