Law No. (7) Of 2013 Concerning The Land Department (1) Article (11-16)

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Article (11)

In return for registering real property dispositions and providing other services, the Department will charge fees as determined pursuant to a resolution of the Chairman of the Executive Council.

Financial Resources of the Department

Article (12)

The financial resources of the Department will consist of the following:

  1. Support allocated to the Department in the general budget of the Government;
  2. Fees and charges for the services provided by the Department; and
  3. Any other resources approved by the Executive Council.

Accounts and Financial Year of the Department

Article (13)

In regulating its accounts and records, the Department will follow the Government accounting rules and standards. The financial year of the Department will commence on 1 January and will end on 31 December of each year.

Issuing Implementing Resolutions

Article (14)

The Chairman of the Executive Council will issue the resolutions required for the implementation of the provisions of this Law.


Article (15)

The Declaration issued on 24 January 1960 Establishing the Tabou (Land) Department and Law No. (7) of 1997 Concerning Land Registration Fees will be repealed. Any provision in any other legislation will also be repealed to the extent that it contradicts the provisions of this Law.

Commencement and Publication

Article (16)

This Law comes into force on the day on which it is issued, and will be published in the Official Gazette.


Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Ruler of Dubai

Issued in Dubai on 18 September 2013

Corresponding to 13 Thu al-Qidah 1434 A.H.

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