Revision of fees for services under Land Survey Ordinance

The Government published in the Gazette today (May 11) the Land Survey (Fees) (Amendment) Regulation 2012 (the Amendment Regulation) to revise the fees for services provided under the Land Survey Ordinance (Cap. 473).

The fee items to be revised include:

(a) inspection of land boundary record;
(b) supply of copies of plans;
(c) deposit of land boundary plan and corresponding survey record plan with the Land Survey Authority;
(d) registration as an authorised land surveyor; and
(e) renewal of registration as an authorised land surveyor.

"In line with the 'user pays' principle, it is the policy of the Government that fees should in general be set at levels sufficient to recover the full costs of providing the services," a spokesman for the Development Bureau said.

"The existing fees payable under the Land Survey (Fees) Regulation (Cap. 473A) were last revised in 2009. In order to achieve full cost recovery gradually and avoid a steep fee increase, the existing fees will be increased by about 10 per cent," the spokesman said.

The Amendment Regulation will be tabled at the Legislative Council on May 16, 2012. Subject to approval by negative vetting, the revised fees will come into effect on August 1, 2012.

Ends/Friday, May 11, 2012
Issued at HKT 11:00