All You Need To Know About CTS Number Of Property In Mumbai
If you own a property in Mumbai or are planning to buy a land parcel in Mumbai, you would have heard about the city's survey number, or CTS number. But what is the city survey number important and how does one procure the CTS number in Mumbai? Can a property registration in Mumbai take place without the city survey number? If not, which office should one visit to get the CTS number for a house or land in Mumbai?
Like humans, land parcels also need to be named, so that they can be identified and differentiated from one another. Through the city survey number, the authorities are able to maintain a record of land parcels which is very important, given the high capital value of land parcels? So, when you visit the local sub-registrar's office in Mumbai the next time, don't get hassled if the officer asks for a CTS number. It is actually the identification of your property based on which you will be paying the stamp duty.
What is the CTS Number?
CTS stands for chain and triangle survey number. To maintain land records, the Superintendent of Land Records in Mumbai has put in place a system under which a particular number is allotted to each land parcel in the city limits. This numerical identity of land plots is known as city survey number, cadastral survey number, chain and triangle survey number, or CTS number. At the time of property registration, it is this numerical name that will drive the sale of your property.
The official website of the Mumbai Suburban District says, "the City Survey record for each individual parcel of land has been created and given a particular number which is known as City Survey number. A property card for each City Survey number is also prepared". The city survey of Mumbai Suburban District was carried out between 1963 and 1967.
Location of CTS offices
Across Mumbai, there are 10 CTS offices for the three talukas of Andheri, Borivali and Kurla, under which the 86 villages of the Mumbai Suburban district are covered. The 10 offices which have several areas under their jurisdiction include Andheri, Bandra, Borivali, Chembur, Ghatkopar, Goregaon, Kurla, Malad, Mulund and Vile Parle. If your property falls in the Borivali taluka, you can find out the property's city survey number, or CTS number, from CTSOs at Borivali, Goregaon and Malad. If it falls in Andheri, you can visit offices in Andheri, Bandra and Vile Parle. For a property in the Kurla taluka, you have to visit offices at Chembur, Ghatkopar, Kurla or Mulund. There is also an independent office of the Taluka Inspector of Land Records, Mumbai Suburban District.
An applicant can get certified copies of city survey map and other details after depositing the prescribed charges.
What is the purpose of CTS?
A city survey or CTS number to a property is allotted based on several factors, including its value. This is the reason why this number plays a crucial role in deciding the stamp duty you will be paying for the property you have bought in Mumbai. Also, this is the number you will be using for all property-related transactions in future. In fact, authorities will provide you a water or electricity connection only when you provide them the CTS number. For more transparency, this number also makes it easier for the buyer to find out property details before investing.