OSNI Commercial Development team work with a global network of commercial organisations to develop leading edge products that are current, high in quality and key to business success. Our data is used commercially across many sectors including leisure, insurance and navigation. Data is supplied through the agreement types below.

Land & Property Services offices and phone lines had closed on 24 March due to the impact of COVID-19, but services have now resumed. Details on how to access our services are shown below.

Rates and Valuation
Many of our services can be accessed online at www.nidirect.gov.uk/rates or www.nibusinessinfo.co.uk/content/business-rates

To support social distancing, LPS Customer Information Centres remain closed and post will only be accepted by Royal Mail.

The helpline for rates and valuation (0300 200 7801) and the helpine for Housing Benefit and Rate Relief (0300 200 7802) are open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

You can also contact us by email.
Rates - rating@lpsni.gov.uk
Valuation - valuation@lpsni.gov.uk

Land Registration
Full service resumes on 8 June 2020. Further details for practioners is available here - LPS Practice Directions

To support social distancing, LPS Customer Information Centres remain closed and post will only be accepted by DX and Royal Mail.

The helpline for Land Registration (0300 200 7803) is open Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm, and Friday 9am to 4pm.

You can also contact us by email: CustomerInformation.LandRegistration@finance-ni.gov.uk

Ordnance Survey
The helpline for Ordnance survey (0300 200 7804) remains closed until further notice, but you can contact us by email at Mapping.Helpdesk@finance-ni.gov.uk

Further information on service updates will be available at https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/lps

Value Added Resellers (VARs)

Value Added Resellers (VARs) license digitally based geographic information from us to create their value-added product. A value added reseller can utilise any of our datasets in conjunction with their own data or third party data to produce an end product, which is then sold or licensed to end-users.

For further information on how to become a VAR contact LPS as follows:


Distributors license our datasets to their end-users on our behalf, receiving a 20 per cent discount on the standard list price. Distributors can then invoice their customer at a price of their choosing. Distributors do not alter or add value to the original data in any way – simply supplying it to end-users for their Internal Business Use.

For further information on how to become a distributor contact LPS as follows:


The Innovator licence gives access to OSNI data for product development and demonstration purposes only. Our Innovator licence is designed to encourage development of new products based on our data. The Innovator Licence covers a 12 month period, at the end of which a developer may wish to upgrade to a Value Added Reseller Agreement.

For further information on how to obtain an Innovator Licence, contact LPS as follows:

Solutions Providers (SOL)

The Solutions Provider Licence is the newest form of licence released by LPS. This licence is aimed primarily at organisations who wish to provide products or services that are based on LPS data to a single customer. The SOL is similar to the Value Added Reseller licence but differs in that it only permits one single end user organisation to receive the Solution from the solutions provider.

For further information on how to obtain a SOL, please contact LPS as follows:

Licensed Partners

The upcoming Licensed Partner Programme (LPP) is designed to give partners an in-depth knowledge of LPS and OSNI products, build relationships with key personnel and create an atmosphere for working together for the benefit of customers. It will streamline the sub-licensing process making it easier for our partner network to work with our licensees.

For further information on licensed partners please use the contact details below:


A wholesaler sells or is related to selling goods in large quantities for resale to the consumer.

For further information on wholesalers please use the contact details below:


A retailer buys goods or products in large quantities from manufacturers or importers, either directly or through a wholesaler, and then sells individual items or small quantities to the general public or end user customers, usually in a shop.

For further information on how to become a retailer:

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