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Formalization of informal possessions on archaeological areas

COFOPRI is a member of the Commission Qualifier Archaeological Areas Occupied by Human Settlements and, together with the National Institute of Culture (INC) and the Ministry of Education, works in the solution of the housing problem of the inhabitants of the possessions and informal that is found on an archaeological site, protecting the Cultural Heritage of the Nation.

This commission depends on the INC and is charged with determining the archaeological zones that will be preserved for COFOPRI to formalize the rest of the occupied area. For this purpose, an archaeological assessment study should be carried out first.

Upon completion of the study of archaeological assessment, the area can be categorized by the INC in the following way:

Intangible archaeological zone: it means that it is impossible to continue the formalization process and the inhabitants must be relocated.

Archaeological area in emergency: this means that archaeological remains were found in the area, which must be removed through an archaeological rescue, before proceeding with the formalization process. For the rescue, the inhabitants must hire an archaeologist authorized by the Peruvian association of archaeologists and authorized by the INC.

Disaffected zone: means that the area does not have archaeological remains and it is possible to continue the process of formalization.
The above categories must be approved by the INC by means of a directional resolution in order to continue the process of

Whats is Cofopri

The Agency of Formalization of Informal Property, COFOPRI, is a public institution decentralized from the Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation, which formalizes the property in urban and rural areas at the national level, with the goal of delivering property titles legally secure, to promote access to credit and improve the quality of life of the
poor families.

Such entity has its legal basis in Law N° 28923 and Supreme Decrees N°005 and 012-2007-HOUSING.Among its work are:

Formalizing human settlements, populated centres, traditional villages, informal urban centres, markets located in human settlements, rural estates and handing out titles or certificates of ownership registered in public registers.

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