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  • Possession Certificate in Telangana

    Possession certificate is a document that affirms one’s authority over a property. The certificate is issued after the developer gets a completion certificate from the concerned authority. You can use the certificate to include the property in land revenue records in order to secure a loan. It is issued by the Tahsildar in rural areas and RDO (Revenue Divisional Officer) in urban areas.

    Importance of Possession Certificate
    • Helps you get Government subsidy
    • Helps you secure a home loan
    • Can work as an important document if there’s any legal dispute over your property
    Documents Required
    • Passport-size photograph (scanned)
    • Ration card
    • Income details
    • Building completion notice as issued by the architect or engineer
    • Photographs of the property

    Steps to Apply for Possession Certificate in Telangana

    • Step 1: Visit the Tahsildar office to get the application form.
    • Step 2: Enter your and your property details.

    • Step 3: Attach all the required documents along with the application form.
    • Step 4: Submit the form to the relevant office.
    • Step 5: Once notified, the technical officer will inspect the site.
    • Step 6: After detailed analysis, the report will be sent to the higher officials and finally to the city planner.
    • Step 7: After all the procedures are completed, the possession certificate will be issued (usually in 7 days).

    Possession certificates can also work as legal documents if there are any disputes regarding the ownership of property. So, if you are buying a house or land, make sure you have the certificate handed over to you by the previous owner.


    1. How long does it take to get a possession certificate?

      A possession certificate is issued after 7 days of submitting the applications along with all the relevant documents.

    2. How do I download the approved possession certificate?

      You will get an SMS on your registered mobile informing you about issuing of your possession certificate. Re-login to the e-district portal after getting the ‘Your Possession Certificate has been issued’ SMS on the registered mobile number. The digitally signed certificate can be downloaded and printed.

    3. What do you mean by possession certificate?

      A possession certificate is a document that verifies one’s ownership of a piece of property. After the developer receives a completion certificate from the relevant authority, the certificate is issued. You can utilise the certificate to secure a loan by including the property in land revenue records. In rural areas, it is issued by the Tahsildar, whereas in urban areas, it is issued by the RDO (Revenue Divisional Officer).

    4. What is Sada Bainama in Telangana?

      Sada bainam is the process of executive property transactions on plain papers in Telangana. Even though such transactions do not have legal validity, they are common in rural Telangana. Thousands of poor people in Telangana do not have pattas since they bought small plots of agricultural land through unregistered/plain paper transactions (Sada Bainama).

    5. What is a RoR copy?

      The Telangana Record of Rights (RoR) is an excerpt from the state government's Revenue Department's land records registers. ROR 1B offers detailed information about the land property and the history of the landowners. This revenue document is an important indicator of a property's legal status. The Revenue Department keeps a distinct Telangana Record of Rights (ROR-1B) register for each village. Residents of Telangana receive certified copies of entries in the record of rights from the government. The procedure for obtaining a certified copy of Telangana Records of Rights or an extract of ROR-1B is detailed in this article.


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