How To Process Your Certificate Of Occupancy ( C of O) In Lagos



A Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) is a document issued by Authorities to a land owner as evidence of ownership of land. It contains the terms and conditions for the grant of the land.


A C of O is issued by the Governor of a state or the President in the case of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) which power he exercises through the Minister of FCT.

How To Process Your Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) in Lagos
  • Applicant purchases and submits application pack to LUAC and collects acknowledgement slip. 1 Day
  • Applicant collects letter of offer of allocation
  • Applicant pays for allocated land (within 90 days).
  • Applicant issued with letter of confirmation with plot and block number. (Full payments must be made before Plots & Blocks are allocated)
  • Scheme Officer processes application for C of O, signs off on the file and forward files to ES LUAC – 5 Days
  • Surveyor General provides Scheme Officer with digitized survey – 5 Days
  • ES LUAC approves processing and signs letter of allocation. ES LUAC signs off on the file, send file to the, PS Lands – 5 Days
  • If file has a query, message is relayed back by notification
  • PS Lands signs off on the memo and sends file to His Excellency – 2 Days
  • His Excellency approves file and electronically signs the C of O – 2 Days
  • If file has a query, message is relayed back by notification
  • Upon approval and signing of C of O by His Excellency, H.E signs off and sends file to the Deputy Registrar for further processing – 2 Days
  • Deputy Registrar processes file further, signs off and sends file to Registrar of Titles for final registration – 2 Days
  • Registrar of Titles registers the C of O, signs off and request for printing of C of O. – 2 Days

Documents Required
  1. Formal Letter addressed to the Executive Secretary – Land Use and Allocation Committee, Block 13, Room 4, Lands Bureau, The Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja.
  2. Standard Allocation Form with Receipt. Lekki Pennisula Schemes, Abijo Commercial and Industrial (Form for Prime Land); other areas (Form for General).
  3. Four Passport Photographs with white background.
  4. Evidence of payment of Income Tax.
  5. Current Development Levy (In case of company, Evidence of payment of Income Tax of Two Directors and Development Levy).
  6. Survey Plan
  7. All payment receipts of Land Charges
  8. Vital Information Form
Source: Here


C of O – Certificate of Occupancy
LUAC – Land Use Allocation Commission
SSA Lands – Senior Special Assistant to His Excellency (Lands)
ES LUAC – Executive Secretary Land Use Allocation Commission
PS Lands – Permanent Secretary Lands Bureau
H.E – His Excellence (Governor Of Lagos State)

Good luck!!!