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Issuance of Certificate of Occupancy in Ogun State

A Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) is a document issued by Authorities to a land owner as evidence of ownership of land. It contains the terms and conditions for the grant of the land.

A C of O is issued by the Governor of a state or the President in the case of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) which power he exercises through the Minister of FCT.

It is issued after a person has applied for a grant of right of occupancy and is so granted the right. After the requirements are met, the Certificate is issued as Evidence of Title.

The C of O is the only evidence under our Laws that shows legal interest over land in an Urban Area.

The process and documents required for obtaining a Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) is different for each region of the country. I will make an attempt to brief us on how its done in Ogun state considering the fact that the state have areas that are sometimes thought to be a part of Lagos state.

Also, in recent times we’ve had a number of Lagosians migrating to the gateway state as Ogun state is commonly called to acquire landed properties and even rent houses becauseit is a whole lot cheaper and probably easier there as compared to Lagos.
The process and documents required to obtain a certificate of occupancy in Ogun state is as follows;

Procedures and requirements for Certificate of Occupancy
1. Complete application form with specified fees paid
2. Publication fee
3. Development charge
4. Purchase receipt of the Land/Agreement duly stamped
5. Sun prints of Survey Plan of the land (4 copies)
6. Photocopy of Current Tax Clearance [/b]Certificate of [b]Applicants (Ogun State)
7. Photocopy of Ogun State Education Levy for Corporate bodies within the last four years
8. Photocopy of Development levy receipt for individuals within the last four years
9. Four(4) passport photographs of applicant
10. Photocopy of approved building plan (if land is developed)
11. Photocopy of the Certificate of Registration/Incorporation where the applicant is a corporate body.
12. Photocopy of receipts of all payment made by the applicant
13. Execution fee
14. Survey Inspection fee
15. Charting fee

Also in a related development, the Certificate of Occupancy for Ogun state now comes in electronic format. This format has been fully put in place by the Ibikunle-Amosun led Administration. The electronic Certificate of Occupancy will guarantee safety and assurance of properties when it is issued; it is sure that land owners have bought land rather than law suits, and the process of obtaining the ‘e-C-of-O’ will be faster and less cumbersome.

The migration from paper C-of-O to the electronic format is to tackle counterfeiting of the document, eliminate fraud and ensure efficiency in land administration.

It is believed that the state government considered the option of issuing the e-C-of-O with peculiar security features to avert the possibility of fraudsters and criminally-minded printers imitating hard copies of the document

I will also like to bring to our notice that some parts of Berger-Ojodu, Alagbado, Ajegunle, Alakuko, Agbara are located in Ogun state.

Other locations that have close proximity with Lagos are Akute, Lambe, Alagbole, Lafenwa, Sango(toll gate), Oke Aro, Ajuwon and Mowe are all parts of Ogun state and should not be mistaken for Lagos.

Invariably a number of notable outskirts of Lagos which are mostly mistaken as part of the city of excellence actually belong to the gateway state.

22 comments

  1. Hello pls I have been on the process for like 6yrs I stopped back then due to some financial constraints, pls how do I go abt it now that I’m ready? Thanks

  2. I have one plot of land at Oshinboyede village sagamu Ogun State how can start the process of C of O

  3. Pls I would like to know the cost of c of o in Kajola area in Ogun state and how long it can be processed thanks

  4. PLS AS SOME HAS SAID EARLIER OVER DRE, I ALSO WAT TO KNOW THE COST OF DIS EACH 15 STEPS TO FOLLOW BEFORE GTIN THE C OF O, AS WEL AS WRE TO START FROM…..
    08081025809, 08117998939

  5. Adegoke Babalola

    Please after the Excellency’s signs the C of O in Ogun state. They are asking that a stamp duty has to paid and registration fee. Is this the proper procedure?

  6. Please can we get your number to be able to reach you. Mine is 07063688222

  7. the last publication made in November 2016 my name is among them and still we are unable to get the certificate uptil now sir.what step can I make to collect it.tanx sir

  8. HW MUCH WILL IT TAKE IF I WNT TO OBTAIN C OF O AND APPROVED PLAN OF SHOKENU AT OGUN STATE AND HW IT WILL WORK

  9. Ikeji ndubuisi cephas

    OCREC:Follow due process to purchase a comfortable home.process title documents eg c of o,for your properties.contact:08024659404.

  10. Ikeji ndubuisi cephas

    Comfortable homes designers,agents&marketers:follow the due process&purchase a good home for your comfort.

  11. How much does it cost to obtain the C of O for a plot of land in Mowe?

  12. i lik d idea of obtaining c/o in electronic format. kudos to d gov. amosun.

  13. oluwalari olabowale

    pls send me d cost price for each of d 15 requirements\procedures to get d c of o in ogun state . i have a plot of land at okanran, tafin in ogun state or if u do get it for people send me details on my cell phone number 0806-825-7401 . thanks

  14. D land I have is not up-to half of plot is 20ft by 50ft
    What type of c of o. Or document can i obtain for it
    And how do I apply

  15. Is Arepo near Ogba-ayo designated as Trade zone.
    What is the average cost of getting certificate of occupancy and approved building plan in Arepo near Ogba-ayo(close to Sango).

  16. How did the e-C of O work.

  17. pls i bought land in ogun ,and i was told is govermnnt land ,and the family sold it for me said they owns the land. which was case won from govt. what can i do

    • Please is there any part of Ogun state that CoO will not be issued?
      Is there any place designated as Trade zone.
      What is the average cost of getting CoO in Ogun state.
      Thanks

  18. i have been battling to have the COO via an estate plot i bought.each time i demand for it.it is always being in progress.

    is there anyway i could confirm or better still do the processing myself instead of cooperate processing.

  19. If I don’t recide in Ogun and have interest in land for residency purpose how do you obtain all this documents.Tax clearance etc.

    What’s is the total cost to get a c of o in Ifo?

    • Am not recide in Ogun but have land for residency purpose how do i obtain all this documents.Tax clearance etc.

      What’s the total cost to get a c of o in Ifo?

    • Am not reciding in Ogun but have land for residency purpose how do i obtain all this documents.Tax clearance etc.

      What’s the total cost to get a c of o in Ifo?

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