Project Approval Drawing Process For Residential Buildings In India By Ongrid

A Residential Premises drawing includes Designing part, Cost estimation part, and Approval procedure in India. This blog is focusing on Approval drawing process. If you are planning to construct a new residential unit or building in the state of india, this article will help you to know what the approval drawing process is like and how it works.

Section 1: Local Links Project Approval Drawing?
Section 2: What steps are involved in approving a project?
Section 3: Mandatory Documents for Project approval

Let's understand the Challenge, First

Approving a project drawing for residential buildings in India is a lengthy and complex process that can be difficult to navigate. The process involves many stakeholders from the government, to the public, to the builders themselves. This complexity and the multiple stakeholders involved can create challenges for home owners who are  trying to get their homes built or renovated.

There are four main agencies involved in approving the project drawings for residential buildings: the local authority, the state government, the central government and the municipal corporation. Each agency has its own set of rules and regulations that must be met before they approve a project drawing. If these rules are not met, then it may take longer than expected for approval and could delay construction on your home or renovation project.

A streamlining of the process of drawing approvals can allow you to have a stress-free home project development. Here are the essential live links and process involved in streamlining the process of drawing approvals that can allow you to have a stress-free home project development:

The first step is going to be getting your permit online. You can do this by visiting the website of your local municipality, or by calling them directly and asking them to send you a copy of their application packet.

Maharashtra :                 

Karnataka :                                                             

Google " Residential Approval for <YourStateName>" to find your link

Typical Steps Involved to Secure Authorisation and Permit of Legal Developmental Approvals on Building Drawings.

  1.  Local Register Applicant/Architect logs into the system and fill in the application form and submits the form
  2. E-KYC of Owner is then done by sending the OTP number on registered mobile number. 
  3. Application is generated which needs to be printed and signed and scanned as pdf for further uploading in the system.
  4. Applicant/Architect then fills in details of the proposal, upload the necessary documents/credentials needed for the proposal and submits the proposal.
  5. Applicant then pays the scrutiny fees/processing fees required for scrutiny.
  6. This proposal now goes in for two levels of scrutiny. First Level scrutiny will be done by Assistant Town Planner/Municipal Engineer and second will be done by the Chief Officer.
  7. The ATP/Municipal Engineer verifies the documents uploaded by the applicant.
  8. Once the documents/drawings are verified, site visit is done for the proposal. Engineer/ATP himself go for site visit inspection and fill in the questionnaire drafted for site visit of Building Permission.
  9. Consolidated Scrutiny is also performed based on the comparison of drawings uploaded, the proposal details and the DC rules.
  10. On successful inspection, the application is verified with remarks and then is forwarded to the Chief Officer (CO) for further round of inspection.
  11. CO will re-verify all the documents and the Scrutiny inspection report of the proposal.
  12. CO will check for any concession/relaxation requested and check whether to allow for any concession/relaxation on the proposal.
  13. Once the proposal is approved, the applicant needs to pay the other approval charges (Development charges, labour cess etc.)
  14. On post approval payment, the CO will check and digitally sign the Building Permission certificate.
  15. Applicant can print the digitally signed Building Permission Certificate online through the portal.


Now, let us understand the Essential Documents and Format you will need to get your project approved

Document List  Mandatory / Optional
XML File Mandatory
TP File Mandatory
Original Sale Deed /Lease Deed/Power of attorney/enabling ownership document Mandatory
V.F. No 7/12 extract or CTS Card show of area holding Mandatory
Tax Receipt / Assessment copy of current year Mandatory
Certified copy of approved Sub Division /Amalgamation/layout of land from concerned authority Mandatory
Certified Copy of Measurement Plan of Plot /Layout plan Optional
Statement of area of holding Optional
Affidavit From Owner Regard To Area on plan Optional
Affidavit From Architect/Engineer/Supervisor/Structural Designer Optional
NA Order Optional
Third party interest created by way of agreement of sale or mortgage etc. Optional
Is land leased by Government or local authorities? If YES, Attached NOC of Government or local authority Optional
Proposed Plan Mandatory


For a successful project, it is indeed worth to go through the regulations and get permit as required. In this project, we can follow all the regulations to minimize land use and make better use of space allocation. The overall view still remains the same and it is going to be a very nice environment for living in this community.

Please take care to comply with all legal obligations when you develop residential project, as failure to do so may result in you being subject to penalties. If you are interested to learn what happens when the Chief Officer visits your project site for inspection click here.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided by Ongrid is based on local understanding and general guidelines. It is not intended to be used as a substitute for detailed local knowledge or as a binding legal document. Please consult your local development authority for project statutory compliances.


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