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Access to Information

The Government exists to serve the community well within available resources. To this end, it recognises the need for the community to be well informed about the Government, the services it provides and the basis for policies and decisions that affect individuals and the community as a whole.

The Code on Access to Information (the Code) defines the scope of information that will be provided, sets out how the information will be made available either routinely or in response to a request, and lays down procedures governing its prompt release.

The Code authorises and requires civil servants, routinely or on request, to provide information unless there are specific reasons for not doing so. These reasons are set out in Part 2 and will normally be referred to if a request for information is refused.

Requests for information will be handled as promptly and helpfully as possible and if necessary, members of the public may be approached to clarify their requests or the requests may be directed to the most appropriate department. Procedures will be kept as simple as possible.

The Code also sets out procedures for review or complaint if a member of the public considers that the provisions of the Code have not been properly applied.

Please refer to the webpage of Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau for further information on the Code.

Written requests for information held by the Lands Department should be addressed to Access to Information Officer.

Lands Department
21/F., North Point Government Offices,
333 Java Road,
North Point,
Hong Kong.
Email Address:

Application Form for Access to Information

The following information is available for public inspection at the Reception Counter of the Lands Department :-

  1. Organisation Charts & Programme Areas;
  2. A list of record by category kept by the department;
  3. A list of information made available to the public free of charge or at a cost;
  4. A copy of the Code on Access to Information and the Guidelines on Interpretation and Application;
  5. Notice on the procedures for making requests for access to information; and
  6. A set of administrative procedures for handling requests for information under the Code (in English only).

Other than publications/information available free of charge or at a cost, the following photocopying charge will be levied :-

photocopying, black and white on A4 or A3 size paper HK$1.5 per photocopy for A4 single-sided paper

HK$1.6 per photocopy for A3 single-sided paper

unless otherwise provided by enactment or approved by the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury.

(Note : Photocopying made on both sides of a sheet is counted as two copies. The above photocopying charges are subject to revision from time to time.)

For enquiries regarding applications under the Code, please call 2231 3300 during office hours.


The disclosure log provides summary descriptions of the nature of information requested and released under the Code by this department. The disclosure log will be updated on a quarterly basis.

If any member of the public wishes to obtain any information listed in the disclosure log, an information request should be made to our Access to Information Officer. Such requests will be handled in accordance with the Code.

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