Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1912)

Róisín Shortall

Question:

1912. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the amount collected in search fees by the Land Registry in 2018; and the cost of eradicating search fees on its data sets. [36705/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The Land Registry Map is available online and may be searched free of charge. In 2018 there were 2,568,068 online map searches carried out in this manner. Name and area searches incur a €5 fee as do inspections of ownership details on a Folio. The relevant fees received by the Property Registration Authority for 2018 are set out in the following table. All fees are remitted to the Exchequer.

Land Registry services

Fee

2018 Volumes

Fees Received 2018

Online Map Search

No charge

2,568,068

€0

Name Search

€5.00

140,374

€701,870

Area Search

€5.00

13,001

€65,005

Total

€766,875

View Ownership Details on Folio (in PDF format)

€5.00

977,131

€4,885,655

Total for Searches and subsequent viewing of Folios

€5,652,530