The National Land Agency (NLA) is an Executive Agency that falls under the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change.
The NLA was established in April 2001 as a result of the Public Sector Modernisation Programme of the Government of Jamaica. It brings together the core land information functions of Government under one roof, and includes:
• Land titles
• Surveys and mapping
• Land valuation
• Estate (Crown land) management
This merger enables the Government to build on the synergy of these combined functions and create a modern national land (spatial) information system to support sustainable development.
It is recognised that more timely information about Jamaica's geography is critical for decision makers in both the public and private sectors.
The traditional services that the agency provides, such as land registration, is one of the corner stones for development, in that most investment decisions for both small and large enterprises, are linked to land titling.
One of the objectives of the Public Sector Modernisation Programme is to improve the level of service to the public through:
business process improvements
computerisation and on-line access
and spatial information infrastructure.
The NLA is committed to be a client-focused organisation.
The organisation will therefore consult on a regular basis with its stakeholders to continually improve and expand the agency's service offering.
The agency is dedicated to staff development and providing a work environment within which people can excel at what they do.