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Allocation of State Land

Overview

This is a service where citizens of Botswana may apply, purchase or lease un-allocated urban land in different areas of Botswana. Allocation of land is administered by the Department of Lands under the Ministry of Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services. Applicants who are allocated land through outright purchase will be granted a title deed as evidence of their right upon payment of the plot purchase price. Where land is allocated on a lease basis, a memorandum of lease agreement will be entered into between the Government and the allottee.

Multi-family residential and non-residential plots are advertised in the following media:

  • Botswana Government Gazette
  • The Daily News.
  • Privately owned newspapers
Who is eligible?
  • Citizens 18 years and above
  • Batswana owned companies

Residential plots are allocated through a waiting list process through the State Land Integrated Management System (SLIMS). However, defective residential plots are disposed through tendering process.

How do I get this service?

Applicants must complete and submit the Residential Application Form to the Department of Lands. (Receipt of applications for residential plots in state land is currently suspended). 

 

The Department of Lands will then issue an application reference number and the application will be placed on the SLIMS waiting list.

  • When plots are available, selected applicants will be issued with provisional offer letters and must then provide proof of their ability to purchase and develop the plot within prescribed time. 
  • Applicants are responsible for informing the Department of Lands of any changes in their personal details and contact information.
  • For non-residential plots, the tender document will detail the terms and conditions of purchase or leasing.
  • Non-Citizens and foreign owned entities may apply through the investment facilitation agencies like Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC), Selebi-Phikwe Economic Diversification Unit (SPEDU) or Sectoral Ministries such as the Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security.
What supporting documents are required?

The following documents are required for residential plot applications:

  • ​​Certified copy of a valid National Identity Card (Omang).

The following documents are required for non-residential plot applications:

A completed tender proposal in line with the specifications found in the advertisements

How long will this service take?

6 months when land is available

How much does it cost?

Type of Plot

Residential Plots

Commercial Plots

Industrial Plots

 

High Density(multi- family residential

Upper Income

Lower Income (SHHA)

Local Centres & Multi-purpose

Road Only Served

Road & Rail Served

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gaborone

350.00

70.00

22.00

500.00

350.00

400.00

Francistown

250.00

70.00

22.00

450.00

350.00

 

Lobatse

250.00

50.00

22.00

350.00

300.00

 

Selibe- Phikwe

 

70.00

16.00

200.00

150.00

200.00

Jwaneng

150.00

50.00

16.00

200.00

300.00

 

Kasane

120.00

70.00

16.00

300.00

200.00

 

Where can I get more information on this Service

For more information and to submit applications customers can contact either of the two regional Land offices. 

Ministry of Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services
Department of Lands
AKD House Main Mall
Private Bag 00128
Gaborone
Botswana
Tel. (+267) 3682100
Fax. (+267) 3913941

Ministry of Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services
Department of Lands
Legal Services Division
​2nd Floor, Attorney General's Chambers
Gaborone
Botswana
Tel. (+267) 3613600

Ministry of Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services
Department of Lands
Regional Lands Office
Plot 252/2567, Old BGI building
Private Bag F262
Francistown
Botswana
Tel. (+267) 2416333/2455400

Opening hours are from 07:30 to 12:45 and 13:45 to 16:30, Monday to Friday, except public holidays.​​​

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