Cadastral registration and maintenance system in Spain

On June 16 and 17, the third of the seven special training actions was carried out in the framework of the CV Special Rolling Work Plan.

The thematic session was conducted by Jesús Puebla and Juan Ignacio González. Jesús Puebla is Deputy Director General of the Procedures and Citizen Services Department in the Spanish Catastro. He has more than 30 years of experience in different administrative positions related to the cadastral sector. Juan Ignacio González Tomé is Assistant Deputy Director General in the same department. He also is a high-ranking official with a long track record in the sector.


The registration and recording of changes in the administrative and territorial arrangement of Spain:

This session has reviewed the entire process of registration and maintenance of cadastral records made by the General Directorate of Cadastre in Spain, providing coverage of the entire life cycle : citizens, regional cadastral offices, notaries, land registrars, and departments for supervision and control, computer science, etc.

This will provide a broad view of the process of registration and maintenance of cadastral data both alphanumeric and geospatial.

The Spanish Cadastre

The Spanish Cadastre is an administrative registry under the Ministry of Finance and Public Function. The cadastre offers a comprehensive description of rustic and urban real estate and their special characteristics.

Although its origin and the main use of taxation, in the last two decades, the Cadastre has become a large infrastructure of territorial information, available to all public administrations, notaries, companies and citizens in general.

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Cadastral declarations

Among the cadastral registration procedures used by the Spanish Cadastre are cadastral declarations and communications.
Declarations are individual cadastral registration procedures that citizens are required to make in order to communicate changes in any of their real estate properties.

In the cadastral communications on the contrary, it is the different public administrations, local entities, notaries, property registrars, etc… that are obliged to carry it out.

As indicated in the DGC Objectives Plan, priority will also be given to communications over citizens’ declarations, consolidating a technological scenario allowing a gradual increase in the automated processing of these declarations.

Types of cadastral collaboration

Jesús Puebla commented in detail on the different types of cadastral collaboration that currently exist between public institutions.

This cadastral collaboration is a fundamental key in the maintenance of a complete and quality registry such as the Spanish Cadastre.

The entry into force of Law 13/2015, reforming the Cadastre Law and the Mortgage Law, has reinforced the mission of the Cadastre in its legal security component by confirming cadastral mapping as the basis for graphic representation of registered properties and their coordination with the Cadastre.

The collaboration flow was strongly reinforced since the publication of this law.

Juan Ignacio González introduced the concept of social collaboration carried out by the Cadastre, such as relations with universities, professional associations (lawyers, architects, surveyors,…), etc… which serve as a complement to those indicated above.

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Access to recorded video sessions


In the training action folder you will find all the documentation used in the different sessions.

In this another folder you will find complementary documentation related to the training action subject.

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