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Historic development of the AREC

The Government of People’s Republic of Macedonia with its Decision published in the Official Gazette of People’s Republic of Macedonia no. 25/1947 dated 14 July, 1947 established the Geodetic Authority of People’s Republic of Macedonia.

In 1967 with the Decision of the Government of People’s Republic of Macedonia, the Geodetic Authority has been renamed in Republic Geodetic Authority as an independent body under the state administration.

In 1977, with the objective to increase the productivity and the efficiency in the performance of the administrative and the operative works with the Decision of the Executive Committee, the Republic Geodetic Authority was reorganized according to which the major part of its employees have been reassigned in the newly established Authority for Geodetic and Photogramemtric Works. With the establishment of the Authority for Geodetic and Photogrammetric Works, the Republic Geodetic Authority continued to perform the administrative works in the area of legislation, the inter- republic cooperation with the Republics of SFR Yugoslavia, the international cooperation, the enactment of annual and five-year plans for survey, financing the basic geodetic works, supervision and control over the executed operative geodetic works, archiving and distribution of geodetic maps and other on-going works.

In 1989 with the Decision of the Executive Committee of Socialist Republic of Macedonia, the Authority for Geodetic and Photogrammetric Works has been re-integrated in the Republic Geodetic Authority, which besides the administrative affairs with the amendments is also authorized to perform the operative geodetic works. At the same time, with this Decision all 30 cadastre offices under municipal-local jurisdiction were transferred under the authority of the Republic Geodetic Authority i.e. at a republic level.

In 2002, with the Law on organization and work of the state administration bodies, the Republic Geodetic Authority has been renamed in a State Authority for Geodetic Works, which continues to operate as its legal successor.

In 2005, the changes and the amendments of the Law on survey, cadastre and registration of real estate rights stipulated the establishment of a private geodetic sector for performance of the operative (field) geodetic works in the area of survey, in a form of public authorizations.

In 2008, with the enactment of the new Law on Real Estate Cadastre i.e. the Decision no. 33-2022/6 dated 06 May, 2008 by the Government of R. Macedonia for delegating members in the Steering Board of the Agency for Real Estate Cadastre, the State Authority for Geodetic Works continued to operate as an Agency for Real Estate Cadastre as it its legal successor.