Online Application Forms

All applications are to be submitted using an e-ID account.

Before submitting any application, prospective applicants are to make sure that they have their respective e-ID account credentials at hand. Applicants can register for the e-ID credentials via this link.

Additionally please note that Forms PLA1, PLA2 and GLA12 are to be submitted by a Perit

Description - This form applies to Government Entities requesting information on Government Property or requesting Government Property by any title. It also applies to Government Entities who are requested to notify the Lands Authority of the submittal of a Development Application in terms of Article 71(5) of Chapter 552 of the Laws of Malta
Government Entities are to use Form GOV1 instead of Forms: PLA1, GLA3, GLA21 and GLA23 which have now been superseded by this form.

Applies to - All ministries, departments, authorities, corporations, companies, agencies or any other entities that operate under the public administration (except Regional and Local Councils) .
Important Note: Regional and Local Councils applying for any of the above are to use the form LC1

Description - The purpose of Form LC1 is to expedite the application process for Regional and Local Councils requesting

A) Information on Government Property (including availability and Administration of Government Property)
B) Request for the Administration of Government Immovable Property (Devolution)
C) Notification to the Lands Authority for the applicant to submit a Development Application in terms of Article 71(5) of Chapter 552 of the Laws of Malta.
D) Renewal of Contract
Local Councils are to use Form LC1 instead of Form GOV1

Applies to - Regional and Local Councils

Description - Government-Owned Agricultural Land

Applies to - Applicants applying for the hereunder types of requests pertaining to Government Owned Agricultural Land:
(A) Transfer and assignment of rights between Family Members.
(B) Land Returned to the Authority.
(C) Transfer and Assignment of rights or parts thereof to a third party full time or part time farmer.
(D) Transfer of Land after death of the lessee to Family members or members in solidum determined by lessee.
(E) Transfer of Land after death of the lessee to Family members or members in solidum NOT determined by lessee.
(F) Transfer of Share in solidum.
(G) Request to divide agricultural land or Building thereon.
(H) Request by a student for agricultural land to be released on lease agreement.

Description - Application for the consent of the Lands Authority to submitting a Development Planning Permit application with the Planning Authority.

Applies to - Any private person or private organisation that has, or intends to, submit a Development Permit Application with the Planning Authority.
Important Notes:

  • Applications from applicants who do not have a valid legal title on the Property or Land shall NOT be considered.
  • Ministries, departments, authorities, corporations, companies, agencies, local councils or any other entities that operate under the public administration are to use and submit Form GOV1 instead of this Form.
  • THIS APPLICATION DOES NOT APPLY TO ENCROACHMENT APPLICATIONS – FOR ENCROACHMENT APPLICATIONS PLEASE SUBMIT FORM GLA12.

Description - Application for a Clearance in Principle (no objection) for submitting Development Planning Permit applications involving changes to official alignments.

Applies to - Any person or organisation that has, or intends to, submit a permit application which involves changes to road and building alignments and changes in zoning with the Planning Authority.

Description - An application to acquire a Government property by means of issuing a Tender or through an Auction.

Applies to - Any person or organisation that is interested in requesting that the Government issues a public call for tenders for a vacant Government land/property.
IN CASES WHERE DEVELOPMENT IS TO BE CARRIED OUT, THE PRIOR SUBMISSION OF A PLA1 OR PLA2 APPLICATION IS OBLIGATORY.

Description - An application to include an amendment to the conditions of an original lease or emphyteusis or sub-emphyteusis deed when acquiring a Government property for a public purpose. This needs to be approved through a Parliamentary Resolution.

Applies to - Any person or organisation that is interested in requesting land/property from the Government through a resolution of the House of Representatives.
IN CASES WHERE DEVELOPMENT IS TO BE CARRIED OUT, THE PRIOR SUBMISSION OF A PLA1 OR PLA2 APPLICATION IS OBLIGATORY.

Description - An application to acquire a Government property on temporary emphyteusis, for the purpose of a significant Industrial Project, or for Humanitarian, Philanthropic, Cultural and/or Social Reasons, or for a period of 50 years to licenced/registered livestock farmers.

Applies to -

  • Any person interested in acquiring a Government land/property for residential purposes, offered by means of a public notice.
  • Any person or organisation interested in acquiring a Government land/property for an industrial project. The applicant must satisfy the Lands Authority of the benefit of the project to Malta’s economy and specify the number of jobs which the project will create.
  • Any licensed and/or registered livestock farmer, in which case the Government land/property would be granted for a 50-year period.
  • Any person or organisation requesting a Government land/property to be used for humanitarian, philanthropic, cultural or social reasons
IN CASES WHERE DEVELOPMENT IS TO BE CARRIED OUT, THE PRIOR SUBMISSION OF A PLA1 OR PLA2 APPLICATION IS OBLIGATORY.

Description - An application to lease a non-commercial Government property by means of a Tender, or a Government property for the purpose of a significant Industrial Project, or Rural Land offered on agricultural lease through a public notice issued by the Lands Authority (NO PUBLIC NOTICE IS CURRENTLY ISSUED), or a Government property to a person who has had to relinquish his property for a public purpose or because of its dangerous state, or a Lotto Office if land is already allocated as a Lotto Office, or a Government building for commercial use whose licence is issued under a special law, or land or a part of a larger land on a new lease with the same conditions but with an updated rent amount, or land for humanitarian, philanthropic, cultural or social reasons.

Applies to - Any person or organisation interested in leasing a non-commercial Government property, a Government property for the purpose of a significant Industrial Project, Rural Land being offered on agricultural lease through a specific Scheme (SCHEME IS CURRENTLY CLOSED), a Government property after the applicant’s property has had to be relinquished for a public purpose or because of its dangerous state, an existing Lotto Office, a Government building for commercial use under a special law licence, land on a new lease with the same conditions but with an amended rent amount, or a Government land/property for humanitarian, philanthropic, cultural or social reasons.
IN CASES WHERE DEVELOPMENT IS TO BE CARRIED OUT, THE PRIOR SUBMISSION OF A PLA1 OR PLA2 APPLICATION IS OBLIGATORY.

Description - An application to renew a Commercial Lease signed before 25 April 2017.

Applies to - The lease renewal may be renewed up to 01 June 2028. If the Lands Authority decides to dispose of the property after 01 June 2028, the lessee shall be granted the right of first refusal.

Description - An application to create servitudes on a Government land when required for the proper use of any other property. (Not for Encroachments).

Applies to - Any person or organisation that needs to create servitudes, or similar, on government land in order to make proper use of its own land/property.

Description - An application to be granted an Encroachment Permit on Government land / property.

Applies to - Any person or organisation interested in being granted Government land / property by Encroachment. The form applies to both instances where (i) a person / organisation requires consent (no objection in principle), to submit a Development Planning Application with the Planning Authority, in Terms of Article 71(4) Of Chapter 552 Of the Laws of Malta; and (ii) a person / organisation to be granted an encroachment permit from the Lands Authority following the issue of the Planning Authority Permit.

Description - The purpose of this form is to enable Private applicants and Non-Governmental entities to request information on Government Property.

Applies to - Private applicants and Non-Governmental entities requesting information on Government Property.

Description - Application to Transfer a Commercial Lease by a Titleholder with a Goodwill Procedure.

Applies to - Any Government property commercial lease titleholder.

Description - Application to Transfer a Commercial Lease by a Titleholder to a Family Member owing to Retirement.

Applies to - Any individual holding a commercial lease on a Government property

Description - Application to purchase the garages, or the Directum Dominium of the land held on emphyteutical terms as per Legal Notice L.N. 165 dated 25th May 2018.

Applies to - Tenants of government-owned garages and emphyteutaes who were granted government-owned sites for the building of garages, in various Housing Estates around Malta and Gozo.

Description - Entities or entrepreneurs who have a commercial Emphyteutical concession with the Lands Authority that will expire after the 31st August 2025 are now able to apply for an extension of up to 65-years.

Applies to - Applicant interested in the Extension of Temporary Emphyteusis in a Contract for a Commercial Premises Transferred from the Government, the Lands Authority or Ecclesiastical Entities by Title of Emphyteusis Regulations, 2020 in terms of L.N. 369 of 2020

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