Khata made easy
A Khata is one of the most important documents for any property
tax assessment. It is an account of assessment of a property,
recording details about the property such as its size, location,
and built-up area for the purpose of payment of property tax.
It is mandatory for all property owners/holders to pay property
tax, and hence they need a Khatsa. All property owners/holders
who hold property within the Bangalore City Corporation (BCC)
jurisdiction are eligible to obtain a Khata. It is issued
by the BCC. A title deed is the document through which a person
deriver’s a title or ownership of property.
The Government recently launched the Sarala khata scheme.
This scheme was an initiative of the Bangalore Agenda Task
Force (BATF). In this scheme, the process of applying for
a Khata has been considerably simplified. The steps are being
made clear and transparent to help the people understand the
The scheme will enable the people to apply for a Khata along
with the payment of property tax as an optional measure. A
person no longer needs to have a Khata in order to pay property
tax. He can pay property tax. He can pay along with the application
for registration of Khata. A khata will be issued between
15 and 30 days of application.
A khata certificate can be obtained by the owner of a property
on payment of Rs 25 per property, subject to the condition
that the property tax has been paid. It can be obtained from
any of the citizen service centers or from the 30 revenue
A khata extract of any property may be obtained by anybody
on payment of Rs 100 per property at the citixen service centers
and revenue range offices. These Khazta certificates and extracts
will be issued within two days from the date of filing the
Application for Khata registration may be filed in any of
the citizen service centers along with the prescribed documents.
The Sarala Khata Scheme book gives all the details about the
Revenue Department documents to be filed, fees to be paid,
schedule of time for the services and also the rates for assessment
of property tax under the self-assessment scheme.
Applications for Khata transfer may be filed in any of the
citizen service centers along with the prescribed documents.
A property identification number (PID number) is a unique
number given to all the properties in the city. The first
three digits indicate the remaining part of the number indicates
the new municipal number of the property.
Property tax details
The BCC has published property tax details of all assessed
properties in 100 wards available in a computerized database.
Information can be viewed ward-wise by selecting the zone,
range and ward on its website.
When a person holds the title to a property, he can apply
for inclusion of his name in the Khata, furnishing the title
documents. Where the title documents are not furnished and
the property is in possession of an occupant, it will be assessed
to property tax registering the Khata as ‘holder’
in the interest of BCC’s revenue. This ‘holder
Khata’ will be regularized on production of title deeds
and payment of improvement charges.
Citizen service centers
- BCC Head Office, NR Square.
- Public Utility Building, MG Road.
- Bhashyam Park, Malleswaram.