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Patiala - Obtain Encumbrance Certificate (EC)

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This procedure explains various ways to Obtain Encumbrance Certificate (EC) in Patiala.

To process in Sub registrar office

  1. To apply for EC (Encumbrance certificate) with the registrar, applicant has to go to the respective sub registrar office where the land is registered
  2. Link for Sub registration office link
  3. Applicant shall collect the application form for EC at the respective sub registrar office (Or download using online link as explained) complete the form with details and submit the same with non judicial stamp affixed along with documents to the respective authority as advised
  4. Authorities will announce the fees to be paid. Please pay as advised
  5. A Receipt containing Acknowledgement ID is issued to the applicant.
  6. This application request will be processed by the department.
  7. SMS is triggered to the applicants informing the status of the application. As per notification, applicant shall visit the office to collect the certificate

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Application form: Link
  • Address proof of applicant (attested copy)
  • Property address. survey number, document/patta number
  • Period for which the EC is required
  • Applicable fees
  • Copy of sale deed of the said property. (any one deed for the land and not necessary to present the last or latest one)
  • Purpose for which the EC is applied for
  • Copy of Power of Attorney, in case application is made by the attorney holder
  • Aadhar card
  • Property card if available

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Office of Directorate of Land Records, Department of Revenue, Rehabilitation & Disaster Management

National Highway 21, Kurali Chandigarh Rd, Kurali, Punjab 140103
Land Line : +91-172-2740736
Email ID:
Link for contact:link1 and link2

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  • Those who has land in their name.
  • Applicant intend to buy the land
  • Authorized signatory / power of attorney.


  • Please pay as per authorities quote.
  • Fees differs with place to place, based on size of the land and for duration for which this certificate is applied for


This certificate is obtained for the mentioned period. So, it is valid as per the mentioned period on the certificate.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • Offline process timing will be provided by authorities (usually 15 days to 20 days)

Related Videos[edit]

Punjab - Obtain Encumbrance Certificate (EC)

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Please provide other instructions related to the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.
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Need for the Document[edit]

  • The land registration process in India is governed by ‘Section 17’ under the Registration Act, 1908, applicable to whole of India except the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • The encumbrance certificate is a vital document to show that the said land belongs to the particular person and there is no litigation in ownership
  • It certifies, that the land does not have any legal dues. The EC for a property can be obtained from the sub-registrar’s office where the particular property has been registered.
  • The encumbrance certificate is important while applying for mortgage loan, selling land and for joint development etc.
  • In general, encumbrance certificate will be issued in
    • Form 16: If the property does not have any encumbrance during the said period. i.e., certificate of Nil Encumbrance.
    • Form 15: If the property has any encumbrance registered during the said period.

Information which might help[edit]

  • EC applicant will be given a number when applied and the same will be mentioned on the Encumbrance certificate when issued.
  • Encumbrance Certificate is one among the other documents or process to verify that the land is free from any litigation.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

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