The Philippine’s Land Registration Authority (Pangasiwaan sa Patalaan ng Lupain), abbreviated as LRA, is an agency of the Philippine government under the Department of Justice responsible for issuing decrees of registration and certificates of title and register documents, patents and other land transactions for the benefit of landowners, agrarian-reform beneficiaries and the registering public in general; providing 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 the national development.
The LRA exists for the sole purpose of implementing and protecting the Torrens system of land titling and registration, as well as registration of transactions involving personal properties. Through its Registry Offices, it constitutes as the central repository of all land records involving registered or titled lands as well as registered transactions involving unregistered or untitled lands.
It issues decrees of registration pursuant to final judgment of the courts in land registration proceedings and cause the issuance by a registrar of deeds the corresponding certificate of title.
It is tasked to issue all subsequent or transfer certificates of title. It keeps the title history or records of transaction involving titled or registered lands. It provides legal and technical assistance to the courts relative to land registration cases, and to other government agencies with respect to registration of administratively issued titles. It likewise extends assistance to DAR in the implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).
A LAND REGISTRATION AUTHORITY – (LRA) that is:
- An independent corporate body exercising quasi-judicial functions using automated systems and modern facilities;
- An effectively managed organization responsive to the needs of its clients and its personnel; and
- An entity conscious of its role to promote and attain the full trust and confidence of the public in the Torrens System and the titles, documents and other public records kept in its official custody.
The LRA 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 registered interests therein so as to promote social and economic well-being and contribute to national development. To achieve this mission, the LRA 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 System through honest, prompt and efficient service, and to preserve and maintain the integrity of land records; to provide vital, accurate and timely land-related information as well as to provide convenient working conditions and adequate incentives to all LRA personnel.