The article presents the size of the land being in checkerboard of land in the villages of the municipality Sławno, located in central Poland, Lodz province. The analysis included the surface, the number of parcels and the number of owners. The study was performed by checkerboard array capable of identifying the prevalence of land by non-residents and local residents. Such an approach allows the determination of the exchange of land between them and their liquidation in the process of land consolidation works. The genesis of the phenomenon checkerboard of land is closely linked to historical facts. As a result of the acquisition method of recording the factual and legal land from invaders countries, in the late nineteenth century, in the cadastre Polish notes to this day many inaccuracies. Some of them are the result of differences in the definitions of cadastral objects under Austrian rule, Prussian and Russian and specific rights of inheritance of land. Polish territory is variation in the severity and the shape and dimensions of the checkerboard land. So we can say that examined the phenomenon is local which determines the aforementioned geographical and historical factors.