This abstract is based on the writer’s experience of parcel based land inventory preparation for the whole of Shashemene City. The work is done by COMPASS AEPED consultant while the writer is involved with the capacity of coordinating the land inventory work of Shahsemene. The client is Shasheme City Administration.

The author is specifically interested in revealing general land inventory profiles and patterns and the review of policy on land inventory and registration. It also analyses, quantify and reveal spatial pattern on the extent of state land encroachment by tenure types and sub cities. Based on the analysis results, the author will suggest remedial actions that can be taken to protect state land from encroachment of legal and illegal invaders, lessons learned, conclusions and recommendations.