- Land ownership in Liberia is tied to citizenship.
- Acquisition of public land by foreigners is possible through leasehold.
- Leases are ordinarily for 25-50 years, but exceptions are permitted by law.
- The ownership, leasing, and use of land are governed by both statutory and customary law.
There are basically three kinds of land in Liberia: public, private, and tribal (or communal). Verification of land titles is conducted at the National Archives.
The Land Commission, which was established in March 2010, is responsible for reforming land policy, laws, and programs, and will be developing Liberia’s urban land policy. For additional information on the Land Commission, please click here.
For industrial purposes,land is also available through the Monrovia Industrial Park (MIP), which is a track of land set aside by the National Legislature. The MIP is situated?in Gardnersville on 1,110 acres (450 hectares) of land and has several functioning factories on it, including an old refinery. The Liberia National Investment Commission (LNIC) is responsible for managing this asset and is creating a plan for it to be redeveloped as a functioning industrial park. As the LNIC concludes the development of the park, foreign direct investments and public private partnerships are encouraged.
Choosing the right location for your investment is key. Please contact the Liberia National Investment Commission for guidance.