No need to obtain MUDA approval to build a house on inherited land

The revised zonal regulations of Master Plan II for Mangalore Local Planning Area, which were notified by the State government on May 5, have come into effect from Friday, according to M.K. Gadkar, Commissioner, Mangalore Urban Development Authority (MUDA).

Accordingly, areas under Mangalore Local Planning Area, which had been listed under residential zone category in the Master Plan I (old master plan), will continue to be under the same category under the revised regulations of Master Plan II, he toldThe Hinduon Friday. Some areas listed under residential zone category in the Master Plan I had been listed under agriculture zone, public and semi-public zone, park and open space zone categories in the Master Plan II when the latter came into effect from October 1, 2009.

Now those areas will no longer be under the categories listed in the Master Plan II earlier.

They are now under residential zone category, he said.

Mr. Gadkar said that according to the revised regulations, a person who inherits property (land) from his or her family or gets it through family partition need not obtain approval from the MUDA for building a house on that piece of land.

Such a person need not pay 15 per cent fee over the registration value of land to the MUDA as required earlier.

Meanwhile, a public notification issued by Madhav Bhandary, Chairman, MUDA, on May 13 said that while revising the zonal regulations the government has revised the fee (people here commonly refer the fee as penalty) payable to MUDA on the registration value of sites. For sites measuring above 12.35 cents, 15 per cent fee over the registration value of the site should be paid to the MUDA.

No fee should be paid to the MUDA for sites measuring below 3.08 cents.

For sites measuring between 3.08 cents and 6.17 cents, a person should pay 7.5 per cent fee over the registration value of sites.

The fee payable to MUDA for sites measuring between 6.17 cents and 12.35 cents will be 12.5 per cent of the registration value of sites, the notification said.

Mr. Gadkar said that MUDA began applying the revised regulations from Friday.

It may be mentioned here that councillors had been opposing certain provisions in the zonal regulations of Master Plan II when they came into effect later in 2009.

They had demanded the government to revise some of them.


  • The government has revised the fee payable to MUDA on the registration value of sites

  • For a site measuring above 12.35 cents, 15 per cent fee over its registration value must be paid


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