The Cadastral Archives

Historical information about Denmark’s cadastre, including early property maps, cadastral protocols and field survey measurements, can be found in the cadastral archives.

Housed at the Danish Geodata Agency’s headquarters in Copenhagen, the cadastral archives include the documents that have defined property ownership throughout Denmark. These date back to before the official introduction of the national cadastre in 1844, and include some of the first property maps drawn in 1806.

A number of documents related to cadastral developments in southern Jutland can be found at the National Archive for Southern Jutland in Aabenraa, Denmark.