The Swiss cadastral system

The Swiss cadastral system comprises three pillars: the cadastral surveying, the Cadastre of public-law restrictions on landownership (PLR Cadastre) and the land register.

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The cadastral system is characterised by a smoothly functioning cooperation between the federal government, the cantons and municipalities, as well as between the public and private sectors. The know-how of Swiss cadastral surveying specialists is also much in demand at the international level.

Cadastral Surveying

The Swiss cadastral survey safeguards landownership and is the basis for numerous other geographic information tools and applications for both professional and private use.

Land register

The land register is where landowners’ rights are officially recorded. This is essential for safeguarding landownership.

The Cadastre of public-law restrictions on landownership (PLR Cadastre)

The Cadastre of public-law restrictions on landownership (PLR Cadastre) is a reliable, official system providing information about the most important public law restrictions on landownership.

Publications

  • Brochure: The Swiss Cadastral System: a basis for security and prosperity.
    The brochure, «The Swiss Cadastral System: a basis for security and prosperity», describes the value and benefits of the cadastral surveying. It contains concise information, is attractively illustrated and is primarily intended for the attention of interested citizens.
    PDF, 24 page(s), 2 MB, English
  • The Cadastre of public-law restrictions on landownership (PLR Cadastre)
    The brochure entitled "The Cadastre of public-law restrictions on landownership (PLR Cadastre)" is addressed to a general readership and briefly explains the purpose, importance and benefits of this official information system, as well as the way in which it functions.
    PDF, 12 page(s), 1 MB, English

Federal Office of Topography swisstopo Seftigenstrasse 264
P.O. Box
3084 Wabern
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+41 58 469 01 11

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Relevant authority

Geodesy and Federal Directorate of Cadastral Surveying
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Print contact

Federal Office of Topography swisstopo

Seftigenstrasse 264
P.O. Box
3084 Wabern

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