Ordinance 74-1 of 6 July 1974 to Establish Rules Governing Land Tenure

Ordonnance n° 74-1 fixant le Régime Foncier


Ordinance 74-1 is related to Private and Public Property and National Lands while the Ordinance 74-2 is related to public domain in Cameroon. They are usually presented together to explain the tenure system which is based on land registration (i.e. all privately-owned land must be registered because all unregistered land is deemed to be either public land  - held by the state on behalf of the public - or national land, i.e. all unoccupied and under customary law lands).