QCOSTARICA – For 50% of the properties that make up the country there are no exact measurements and boundaries are not validated by the national cadastre system.
Out of 478 districts in the country, only 32 have catastral plans and 35 are still being published, ie around 800,000 properties do not have validation of their boundaries. Among the missing cadastral areas are urban areas and land sea areas.
With a loan of $65 million from the IDB a plan was launched in 2001 to measure all lots and complete the cadastral plan of all properties, however, the credit expired “… in May 2014 and now it is up to the National Registry Office to assume the data review and complete the missing measurements. The initiative encountered a lack of baseline studies, with appeals in tender processes and delays in some contracts”.