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An Act to provide for the administration of land and land tenure in Tanzania.The 187 sections of this Act are divided into 14 Parts: Preliminary provisions (I); Fundamental principles of land policy (II); Classification and tenure of land (III); Administration (IV); Rights and incidents of land occupation (V); Granted rights of occupancy VI); Conversion of interests in land (VII); Disposition affecting land (VIII); Leases (IX); Mortgages (X); Easements and analogous rights (XII); Co-occupancy and partition (XIII); Dispute settlement (XIV).Section 23 sets out the fundamental principles of National Land Policy. All land in Tanzania is public land vested in the President as trustee on behalf of all citizens. Section 6 defines "reserved land", being land covered by forestry and wildlife legislation, water areas, and other specified land. Section 7 provides for the declaration of hazardous land, which includes wetlands, mangroves, etc. There shall be a Commissioner of Lands who shall be appointed by the President (sect. 9). The Commissioner shall be the principal administrative and professional officer of, and adviser to the Government on all matters connected with the administration of land and shall be responsible to the Minister for the administration of this Act and the matters contained in it. The Minister shall establish a committee of officers for rights of occupancy under section 12. There is hereby established a National Land Advisory Council under section 17. The Council shall advise the Minister on the National Land Policy. Sections 19 and following provide for the occupancy of land and related matters.

Implemented by: Land (Forms) Regulations, 2001 (L.N. No. 71 of 2001). (2001-04-30)
Implemented by: Land (Allocation Committees) Regulations, 2001 (L.N. No. 72 of 2001). (2001-05-03)
Implemented by: Land (Conduct of Auctions and Tenders) Regulations, 2001 (L.N. No. 73 of 2001). (2001-05-03)
Implemented by: Land (Disposition of Right of Occupancy) Regulations, 2001 (L.N. No. 74 of 2001). (2001-05-03)
Implemented by: Land (Small Mortgages) Regulations, 2001 (L.N. No. 75 of 2001). (2001-05-03)
Implemented by: Land (Functions of Authorised Officers) Regulations (L.N. No. 76 of 2001). (2001-05-03)
Implemented by: Land (Conditions of Rights of Occupancy) Regulations, 2001 (L.N. No. 77 of 2001). (2001-05-03)
Implemented by: Land (Assessment of the Value of Land for Compensation) Regulations (L.N. No. 78 of 2001). (2001-05-03)
Implemented by: Land (Compensation Claims) Regulations, 2001 (L.N. No. 79 of 2001). (2001-05-03)
Implemented by: Land (Ceilings on Land Occupancy) Regulations (L.N. No. 80 of 2001). (2001-05-03)
Implemented by: Land (Composition and Procedures of the National Land Advisory Council) Regulations, 2001 (S.I. No. 81 of 2001). (2001-05-03)
Implemented by: Land (Management of the Land Compensation Fund) Regulations, 2001 (G.N. No. 82 of 2001). (2001-05-03)
Implemented by: Land (Fees) Regulations (L.N. No. 83 of 2001). (2001-05-03)
Implemented by: Land (Fines) Regulations (L.N. No. 84 of 2001). (2001-05-03)
Implemented by: Land (Schemes of Regularisation) Regulations (L.N. No. 85 of 2001). (2001-05-03)
Amended by: Land (Amendment) Act, 2004 (No. 2 of 2004). (2004-04-14)
Amended by: Written Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act, 2009 (No. 3 of 2009) (2009-03-12)
Amended by: Written Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act, 2005 (No. 11 of 2005). (2005-06-24)
Amended by: Written Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act, 2017 (No. 2 of 2017). (2017-02-21)
Repeals: Land Ordinance, 1923 (No. 3 of 1923). (1923-01-25)

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