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Kerala - Obtain Construction Permit or License

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The local administrative department is the concerned department to grant construction permit after verifying whether the application complies with the local laws and constructed as per permissible norms.

Apply In-Person:

  1. In order to obtain construction permit, applicant shall apply to the respective office of the local planning development authority office in their respective Village panchayat / Town Panchayat / Municipality / corporation within their jurisdiction where the construction land is situated.
  2. Link for the office contact details: link Please select respective district button. User will reach respective district portal. Here select “ABOUT DISTRICT > ADMINISTRATIVE SETUP > Wards and Panchayats” OR “DIRECTORY > PUBLICUTILITIES > Municipalities” as appropriate for the contact details AND Link2
  3. Go to the respective office.
  4. Meet the respective authority at the planning and development section. The applicant shall get the advice from the authority to be followed to apply for this procedure.
  5. Please collect the required application form Or write on a plain A4 sheet as advised.
  6. Application form can also be downloaded using the following link: link please refer page number 204 AND link2 refer page number 100
  7. Please find a Licensed building surveyor - LBS (Registered Architect/engineer) to create a blueprint plan for the building. Blueprint can be made manually or through electronic process as per available resources.
  8. Once the blueprint is ready it needs to be signed by the Licensed building surveyor (LBS).
  9. Complete the application form. Attach the entire required document as per our “Required Documents” section along with signed blueprint and submit it at the counter designated in triplicate.
  10. After receiving the application and documents, authorities will check the submitted document set. If all are in place the application will be accepted with applicable charges including development charges, labour welfare fund, land inspection charge and vacant land tax as appropriate.
  11. Authorities will process this request either manually or digitally using the computer. For electronic processing all the required documents will be scanned.
  12. Authorities will issue an acknowledgement receipt for submission of application. Please collect it and please keep it safe for future reference.
  13. This application will be forwarded to the respective department for further processing.
  14. This application will be processed for planning permit.
  15. After applicable process Planning Permit of the application shall be granted by the respective designated authority on the recommendation of the Town Planner or the designated authority as applicable.
    • If there is any modification required for the plan, then it will be informed accordingly to the applicant for getting it corrected.
  16. Once the Planning permit is approved, authorities will inspect the premises and clarify their queries. There will be a technical scrutiny by the designated team. The outcome of the scrutiny of documents, inspection of premises and other relevant process will be important factor for the grant of this permit.
    • Any short fall in the documentation if any will be intimated to the applicant accordingly. Applicant shall provide the sufficient document to continue the process.
  17. On satisfaction grounds, building permit of the application shall be granted by the designated authority on the recommendation of the Associate Planner / technical officer or the designated authority as the case may be.
  18. Applicant will get update about the progress of his/her application through SMS in their registered mobile number. Applicants are advised to follow the department guidelines to get the permit.
  19. The status, viz. Approval or Rejection if any will be conveyed to the applicant through an SMS or as per applicable norms.
  20. The building permit shall be issued against the duly authenticated copy of a receipt showing payment to the Municipality or to the designated applicable department of the Building Permit Fees

Apply Online

  1. Go to the online portal: Online portal
  2. In the given page please use the “Login” option on the top right corner to get login page.
  3. In the new page please enter the login credentials at the prompted space as applicable and click “Login” button to login.
    • If you are a new user, then use the “New User? Sign up” option below the login section to get Registration page. Please complete the registration requirements and then login.
  4. Once login, applicant will reach the dashboard.
  5. In the dashboard please select the “Application for building permit [APPENDIX – A]” option.
  6. In the resulting page please select the district and fill the required details for allied prompts as applicable. Please click “Save” button to get registration number.
  7. Please use the prompts to record details of plot/land and click the “Calculate Extent” button.
  8. Please select the master plan and DTP scheme.
  9. Now use the “Attach Documents & Plans (Image Format)” button to attach applicable documents.
  10. Also other relevant documents shall be uploaded using the “Attach Files” button.
  11. After attaching the documents please click “Save” button to get successfully saved message.
  12. Now click the “Submit” button to submit the application online.
  13. This application will be forwarded to the concerned department.
  14. Applicant will get acknowledgement for the online application submitted. Please save it for future reference.
  15. Applicant will get update about the progress of his/her application through SMS in their registered mobile number. Applicants are advised to follow the department guidelines.
  16. From this point onwards, the application will be processed as per how the application will be processed in person.
  • If the building is 15 m (as per the respective state norms the limitation may change) or taller, approval from the fire service department is necessary.
  • In case of rejection of application because of any violation, the owner can resubmit for approval again without any fees within one year of rejection of sanction.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Application form
  • Blueprint of building plan
  • Residence proof of applicant (ration card / Passport / Aadhaar card / Driving licence)
  • Identity proof of applicant (ration card / Passport / Aadhaar card / Driving licence)
  • Copy of Land document
  • Copy of Patta / Chitta
  • Encumbrance certificate
  • Copy of Certification for Structural Design sufficiency duly signed by the registered engineer.
  • Form for engagement of Builder/constructor.
  • Form for Supervision.
  • Self-affidavit on Rs.20 judicial stamp paper for rain water harvesting
  • Self-affidavit on Rs.20 judicial stamp paper for Usage of Solar heater as applicable
  • Self-affidavit on Rs.20 judicial stamp paper for construction of Separate lavatory
  • Self-affidavit on Rs.20 judicial stamp paper for construction of Septic tank
  • Key Plan
  • Site Plans
  • Service Plans
  • An affidavit that the applicant will construct the building as per approved plan
  • The up-to-date property tax paid receipt to be submitted in case of existing building/structure, if any
  • Self-Addressed envelope with contact No. (3 number)
  • Aadhaar card
  • All the plans and drawings shall be duly signed by the owner and the person preparing the plan.
  • If any of these above documents requires any applicable authorities report, please furnish as asked by local authorities while applying.
  • All original and copy of original with self attestation as advised by respective authorities to be submitted as per requirement.
  • Apart from the above documents authorities may ask you to submit additional information or documents. Please provide them for processing.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Office of the Chief Town Planner, LSGD Planning,
SwarajBhavan, 2nd floor,
Nanthancode, Kowdiar.P.O.
Thiruvananthapuram – 695003.
Phone: 0471 -2721447, 0471 -2723429
Email: [email protected]
Contact Link: Link

Town & Country Planning Organisation,
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs,
Government of India,
‘E’ Block, Vikas Bhawan,
I.P. Estate, New Delhi – 110002.
Phone: +91-11-23370306, +91-11-23379353, +91-11-23379197
Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Contact Link: Link


  • Anyone who intends to construct a building on his plot / land.
  • Applicant must be a resident of the state with all the required documents.
  • Applicant must be a Citizen of India


  • Applicant has to pay for charges including development charges, labour welfare fund, land inspection charge as appropriate.
  • Authorities will provide fee details.
  • During online payment fee details will be displayed (If applicable).


  • The building plan sanction is valid till the lifetime of the building and an approved permit is valid for construction only for the period of three to five years as per the area of sanction. Beyond that period, a fresh permit is needed to continue the building activities.

Documents to Use[edit]

  • Application form can also be downloaded using the following link: link please refer page number 204 AND link2 refer page number 100

Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.

Processing Time[edit]

  • The whole procedure usually takes forty-five (45) days of receipt of the application. It may extend if any objections arises.

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  • Out of three sets of building plan, one set of building plan shall be laminated. One set of such plans shall be released and the rest retained in the office of the authority for record after the issue of permit or refusal as the case may be.
  • To construct High rise building and special buildings, permission from the airport authority of India, ministry of environment and pollution control board is necessary.
  • The owner shall assign construction of building to any contractor.
  • The permission may be refused only if the application is found to be against any of the provisions of the rules and guidelines.
  • Do not submit fake documents as a proof to obtain this certificate.
  • Incomplete application will be rejected.
  • Avoid spelling mistakes while filling the application form.

Required Information[edit]

  • Name of the Applicant
  • Address of the applicant
  • Email ID
  • Phone number
  • Recent Passport size photograph
  • Land survey number
  • Name of Village or area
  • Date of application

Need for the Document[edit]

  • Building permit is one of the mandatory documents to get the Electricity, water connection and sanitary facility.
  • Unexpected disconnection or discontinue of Electricity, water connection and sanitary facility is inevitable if your building is an unapproved one.
  • The building with building permit can be easily mortgaged.
  • Building constructed with building permit is one of the factors that enhance property value.

Information which might help[edit]

  • For boundary wall permission; an undertaking through affidavit will be required particularly for road side wall.
  • Soil test report (Geo-Technical Report) in case of building above 12.00 m high will be required as applicable.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

  • Please use the following link for additional information: link1 AND link2


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