Dipolog City Registry of Deeds is located at the Ground Floor of the City Hall Annex Building, Rizal Avenue corner Herrera Street, Brgy. Central, Dipolog City. It is headed by Dipolog City Registrar of Deeds Ma. Charlene Abarquez.
The City Registry of Deeds is an agency under the umbrella of the Land Registration Authority which is an attached agency of the Department of Justice. It is the central repository of all land records of all registered and titled lands in LGUs concerned. The core function of its existence is to protect and implement the Torrens System of land titling and registration.
The City Registry of Deeds is mandated to “issue decrees of registration and certificates of titles and register documents, patents and other land transactions for the benefit of landowners, Agrarian Reform-beneficiaries and the registering public in general; to provide a secure, stable and trustworthy record of land ownership and recorded interests therein so as to promote social and economic well-being and contribute to national development.”
The City Registry of Deeds, mirroring the functions of the Land Registration Authority is “committed to effectively implement the laws and regulations relative to the registration of land titles and deeds; to maintain and foster greater public trust and confidence in the Torrens title through honest, prompt and efficient service to preserve and maintain the integrity of land records; and to provide vital, accurate and timely land-related development.”
It is also tasked to issue all subsequent or transfer certificates of title which may either be issued judicially or administratively and keeps the title history transaction records of all titled or registered lands.
It also exercises control over the disposition or alienation of registered lands in accordance with existing government rules and regulations as well as extends legal and technical assistance to the courts on land registration cases and assists other government agencies in implementing agrarian programs.
It also acts as the revenue-collecting agency of the government.
Sources: chanrobles.com; lra.com