How to get occupancy certificate within BBMP limits

What is an Occupancy Certificate?

certificate of occupancy is a document issued by a local government agency or building department certifying a building’s compliance with applicable building codes and other laws, and indicating it to be in a condition suitable for occupancy.

Obtaining an OC is a requirement under the Karnataka Apartment Ownership Act, 1972. The law says one cannot legally move into a building unless the developer gets an occupancy certificate from the BBMP or BDA. The corporation can ask apartment owners to leave such illegally occupied flats or impose heavy penalties. Occupancy certificate is also required when the buyer applies for Khata.

However, note that the occupancy certificate is not needed for registration of the property during purchase currently in Bangalore (though is mandatory in some parts of India). This often leads buyers to believe that the occupancy certificate is not important.

Who is responsible for getting/applying for it?

The builder/person who is constructing the flat/villa/apartment is responsible for getting this to the buyer of the flat/villa/apartment. The builder needs to fill an occupancy certificate application form, submit documents and pay required fees for the issue of the certificate. However, in case the deviations are upto five percent from the plan, then a fine will be charged based on the extent of deviation made. Once the fee is paid, the occupancy certificate will be issued.

PROCESS OF GETTING an Occupancy Certificate (OC)

  1. Requisition for issue of Occupancy Certificate.
  2. Completion Certificate as in Bye law – 2003, Schedule VIII (Extract Attached – Pg 2 of this document).
  3. Recent Katha Extract, Katha Certificate and Current Year Tax paid Receipt.
  4. Fire Clearance Certificate –  issued by Fire Force and Emergency Services Department(For High Rise Buildings)
  5. Consent For Operation – Issued from KSPCB (for Buildings with Built up area more than 20000 sq.m).
  6. Photos –  of Buildings
    1. Rain Water Harvesting System.
    2. Waste Collection System.
    3. Solar Water Heating System.
    4. Transformer yard
    5. Vehicle parking system.

As mentioned by Additional Director, Town Planning, Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike .

How BBMP treats the OC proposal

BBMP may treat the proposal as follows (ref: Cl 303+304 of KMCA)

  • Grant without changes
  • Grant subject to specific modifications
  • Grant with conditions
  • Reject

BBMP may ask the developer to take the following measures, for the sake of existing/proposed power/water/sewerage lines, new roads or widening of roads:

  • change the location of the proposed building,
  • provide open space or ventilation,
  • use specified materials for construction,

The developer must re-submit revised plans to comply with BBMP’s objections and conditions. The Plans must be revised thoroughly: They must not contain superimposed corrections. After the grant, the developer may apply for increase in permissible floor area the Developer must pay fees and penalty if modifications are proposed after the work starts, additional penalty applies The developer must deposit a refundable security deposit of Rs. 25/m2 and If the construction is not as per plan, BBMP forfeits this deposit.

Comments:

  1. Ashok kalburgi says:

    If one wants buy a flat, as October not available and builder says he has applied for oc and yet to receive Octel from Bbmp, what should buyer do, buy or cancel purchase of flat ?

  2. Ashok kalburgi says:

    Occupation certificate

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Similar Story

Lok Sabha 2024: Party hopping candidates, perplexed voters and a city at risk

Often criticised for their apathy during elections, Mumbaikars face politically unstable and unusual alliances to choose from this elections.

Finally, it is that time again, after five years. Voting for the 18th Lok Sabha is on May 20th for Mumbai and people are watching the high-pitched campaigns by candidates. And many voters β€” young and old β€” are perplexed at political developments over the past few months and years.  It is hard to tell when it started, or that it was always there. At one time, defecting to another political party was looked down upon. Political leaders who party-hopped were quizzed by the media, questioned by the people at public meetings and had to work doubly hard to convince…

Similar Story

Lok Sabha 2024: Did the government deliver on promises of jobs and employment?

As Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Kalyan get ready to vote on May 20th, a look at the government's performance on promises of jobs and employment.

In the 4th phase of the Lok Sabha Elections, among other regions in India, six constituencies of Mumbai (city and suburban), Thane, Kalyan and Palghar will vote on May 20th. As the campaign peaks and promises fly from every leader and candidate, voters are getting ready to cast their precious vote. Making an informed choice, is the first step towards strengthening democracy and ensuring sustainable and equitable life for all. Mumbai Votes, a not-for-profit, independent info-bank, conducts research on election manifestos, party promises, their implementation over the years and sector wise performance of different political parties. In the run up…