Kerala - Obtain Encumbrance Certificate (EC)
- 1 Procedure
- 2 Required Documents
- 3 Office Locations & Contacts
- 4 Eligibility
- 5 Fees
- 6 Validity
- 7 Documents to Use
- 8 Sample Documents
- 9 Processing Time
- 10 Related Videos
- 11 Instructions
- 12 Required Information
- 13 Need for the Document
- 14 Information which might help
- 15 Other uses of the Document/Certificate
- 16 External Links
- 17 Others
To process in Sub registrar office
- To apply for EC (Encumbrance certificate) with the registrar, applicant has to go to the respective sub registrar office where the land is registered
- Link for Sub registration office link
- Applicant shall collect the application form for EC at the respective sub registrar office (Or download using online link as explained) complete the form with details and submit the same with non judicial stamp affixed along with documents to the respective authority as advised
- Authorities will announce the fees to be paid. Please pay as advised
- A Receipt containing Acknowledgement ID is issued to the applicant.
- This application request will be processed by the department.
- SMS is triggered to the applicants informing the status of the application. As per notification, applicant shall visit the office to collect the certificate
- Go to the online portal. The Link for online portal : link
- In the given page, Select ‘Encumbrance Certificate’ from the ‘Certificate’ menu and select ‘Submit Application for EC’ to get the ‘Application for Encumbrance Certificate’ window’
- Here, complete the page prompts appropriately for applicant details and click Save/Update button to get the summary of entered details. User should continue to fill the property details and boundary details and click Save/Update button for respective entries to reach the search period prompt.
- User has to complete the page prompt and hit ‘calculate fee’ to get the fee details.
- Applicant has to complete the provided page prompt and hit ‘submit application’ to submit the application and get the page with confirmation for submission. Please select ‘view acknowledgement’ to get the transaction ID along with acknowledgement for the submission
- Concern SRO will process the application to issue the certificate.
- SMS is triggered to the applicants informing the status of the application. Applicant shall use the same online portal to know the status of his application using EC status option.
- Enter the transaction ID obtained while applying at the prompted place and proceed with page prompts to get the certificate.
- Application form: Link
- Address proof of applicant (attested copy)
- Property address. survey number, document/patta number
- Period for which the EC is required
- Applicable fees
- Copy of sale deed of the said property. (any one deed for the land and not necessary to present the last or latest one)
- Purpose for which the EC is applied for
- Copy of Power of Attorney, in case application is made by the attorney holder
- Aadhar card
- Property card if available
Office Locations & Contacts
Inspector general of registration,
Department of registration kerala,
Phone : 0471-2472118, 2472110
- Those who has land in their name.
- Applicant intend to buy the land
- Authorized signatory / power of attorney.
- Please pay as per authorities quote.
- Fees differs with place to place, based on size of the land and for duration for which this certificate is applied for
This certificate is obtained for the mentioned period. So, it is valid as per the mentioned period on the certificate.
Documents to Use
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- Offline process timing will be provided by authorities (usually 15 days to 20 days)
- Online process can be completed in two days time
Kerala - Online Obtain Encumbrance Certificate
Kerala - Obtain Encumbrance Certificate
Please provide other instructions related to the certificate/documents. e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.
A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure. e.g. 1. Date of Birth. 2. City or County of Birth.
Need for the Document
- The land registration process in India is governed by ‘Section 17’ under the Registration Act, 1908, applicable to whole of India except the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
- The encumbrance certificate is a vital document to show that the said land belongs to the particular person and there is no litigation in ownership
- It certifies, that the land does not have any legal dues. The EC for a property can be obtained from the sub-registrar’s office where the particular property has been registered.
- The encumbrance certificate is important while applying for mortgage loan, selling land and for joint development etc.
- In general, encumbrance certificate will be issued in
- Form 16: If the property does not have any encumbrance during the said period. i.e., certificate of Nil Encumbrance.
- Form 15: If the property has any encumbrance registered during the said period.
Information which might help
- EC applicant will be given a number when applied and the same will be mentioned on the Encumbrance certificate when issued.
- Encumbrance Certificate is one among the other documents or process to verify that the land is free from any litigation.
Other uses of the Document/Certificate
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More information which might help people.