​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​Director's Message

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ​Müdürün Mesajı​​


It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the new Ιnternet Platform of the Department of Lands and Surveys, known as "DLS PORTAL".

The new internet services platform is a landmark in the modern history of the Department of Lands and Surveys, as following intensive efforts lasting many years, my Department fully opens its doors to the outside world, with online services via the Internet, through its own platform of electronic services.

The Department, as a technology leader and implementer for many years, particularly since the start of operation of the Cyprus Integrated Land Information System, has set as one of its major strategic goals, to provide online services to citizens. This specific project is part of an integrated Information Technology Strategy - the "DLS IT STRATEGY", which has recently been prepared and which lays the foundation for radical changes in the Department in the coming years. The result of this New IT Strategy is the expected upgrade and expansion of the Cyprus Integrated Land Information System of the Department and the further consolidation of e-Cadastre.

The elimination of time-c​​onsuming bureaucratic procedures, the provision of services through the Internet, the acceptance of electronic applications and the reduction in the volume of backlog of existing applications are a one-way street for my Department.

 At the same time, the maximum utilisation of the state-of-the art technology that  will allow citizens, corporations, specialised entities, researchers, investors, but also horizontally other Departments and Services of the state machine,  to be connected (through interoperability and programming interfaces - "webservices") with the "DLS PORTAL" is the cornerstone of change and  the consolidation of a new IT culture in Cyprus.​

I thank you all and wish you a pleasant experience in navigating in the new Internet platform of the Department. We assure you that all staff of Department of Lands and Surveys, all District Lands Officers and myself will always be at your disposal.


Andreas Sokratous