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Property Services

Exchange State Land for Private One

  • Last Updated 11 Oct, 2022
  • Service Type : Offline Service
  • Service Mode : Offline
  • Service Provider : Ministry of Municipality
  • Service Classification : G2C
  • Topic : Housing
Intended Audience
Citizen: Parent, Business Owner, Employee

Service Description

Citizens may request to exchange a state land, allocated as per the housing system, for another private one, and the Real Estate Registration Department at the Ministry of Justice cooperates in this regard.

Offline Instructions

  • Download and fill in the paper form, then submit it to the Customer Service Counter at the Urban Planning Sector.
  • Attach copy of QID, and copies of title deeds and layouts.

Service Center

Customer Service Counter at the Urban Planning Sector.

Additional Information

  • There has to be a reasonable justification (family - health reason) for the swap.
  • The private land requested to be replaced shall be located within the approved planned areas that are provided with facilities and services.
  • The allocated public land shall not be located within families’ (groups’) lands.
  • The area of the private land whose condition inhibitor is to be transferred shall not be less than the approved urban area.
  • The swap beneficiary shall pay the due amounts resulting from this exchange before starting the private to state ownership transfer in addition to wavering any due amounts resulting from a difference in price between the two lands for his/her benefit.
  • The beneficiary has the right to request swap for only one time as per the terms and regulations specified above.
  • The Ministry of Municipality clarifies on its website the process plan of the service in detail and in the form of a work plan.
  • This service requires 17 days to be completed.


No fees are required for this service.

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