Fees for land survey services to be revised

The Government published in the Gazette today (January 15) the Land Survey (Fees) (Amendment) Regulation 2016 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 records;
(b) supply of copies of plans;
(c) deposit of land boundary plans and corresponding survey record plans 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 Government's policy that fees charged by the Government should in general be set at levels sufficient to recover the full cost of providing the services," a spokesman for the Development Bureau said.
"The fees payable under the Land Survey (Fees) Regulation (Cap. 473A) were last revised in 2015. The existing fees will be increased by about 10 per cent in order to achieve full cost recovery gradually and avoid a steep fee increase," the spokesman said.

The Amendment Regulation will be tabled at the Legislative Council on January 20. Subject to approval by negative vetting, the revised fees will come into effect on March 24.

Ends/Friday, January 15, 2016
Issued at HKT 11:02