The Property Cadastre is an administrative register that depends on the Ministry of Finance. It describes rural, urban and special properties. The cadastral description of property includes physical, economic and legal features, including location, cadastral references, surface, use, cultivation, graphic representation, cadastral value and cadastral holder.
The Directorate General for Cadastre is, within the State Secretariat for Finance, the managing body in charge of the creation and maintenance of the Property Cadastre, as well as for the dissemination of cadastral information. These tasks are to be carried out directly or through the different partnership agreements established with public administrations, institutions and corporations.
The Directorate General for Cadastre carries out these tasks through the Central Services and Territorial Services, the latter constituted by Regional and Territorial Management Boards. There also are 3,500 Cadastral Information Points (PIC, by its Spanish acronym), mainly located in municipalities and Provincial Councils spread throughout the national territory, where information, certificates and other cadastral services can be obtained.