Digital Registration of Documents Reaches 86%

Digital Registration of Documents Reaches 86%Digital Registration of Documents Reaches 86%

The Tehran Organization for Civil Registration is entrusted with the task of registering official documents and records pertaining to establishment of companies and commercial offices as well as patents, trademarks, logos and industrial designs.

According to Ahmad Toyserkani, head of the Organization of Deeds and Properties Registration,  nearly 34.8 million documents were registered during the first seven months of the current Iranian year (started March 21), showing a 10% increase compared to the same period last year.

As electronic registration is rapidly becoming the preferred method to record documents, 30.6 million documents or 86% from the 34.8 million documents were digitally recorded, a 12% increase compared to last year, IRNA reported.

Digital registration is noteworthy as it saves time and money and also eliminates mountains of paperwork, besides being environment-friendly. The system is quick and efficient and in most cases, documents are recorded within a day or two of submission. E-recording ensures safety and security of original documents and there is also less scope for fraud. Moreover, e-documents are easy to retrieve.

Toyserkani pointed to the cadastral survey for mapping urban and rural land boundaries as well as natural resources during the first six months of the year. Around 32,470 hectares of urban land has been registered, and, 11.7 million hectares were registered for natural resources so far, he added.

Cadastral survey is a land surveying method that converts deeds information and map sketch to digital form and shows the total legal record of the land, including public rights and restrictions.

As a sub-field of surveying that specializes in the establishment and reestablishment of real property boundaries, it is an important component of the legal creation of properties.

A cadastre commonly includes details of the ownership, tenure, precise location (some include GPS coordinates), dimensions (and area), cultivations if rural, and value of individual parcels of land. Cadastres are used by many nations, some in conjunction with other records, such as a title register.

In most countries, legal systems have developed around the original administrative systems and use the cadastre to define the dimensions and location of land parcels described in legal documentation. The cadastre is a key source of data in disputes and lawsuits related to landownership.