Frequently Asked Questions

 
Building Plans
 
Housing Schemes
Tax collection by Local Government
 
Water & Sanitation Facilities
Registration of Marriage
As per PLGA, 2013, Municipal Corporations, Municipal Committees and District Councils are competent to approve a building plan, so apply to the concerned local government for approval of building plan.
 
Where can I get the building plan application form?
The application form may be obtained from District Officer (Planning) or Municipal Officer (Planning) as the case may be.
 
What documents should be submitted with application?
The documents to be appended with the application are as required in the form. Normally copies of CNIC, Malkiat the building plan are to be provided
 
What are next steps in my application?
The application is processed as per building bye laws by the concerned local government.
 
Who is the approving authority of the plan application?
Mayor/Chairman, Chief Officer, MO/DO (Planning) are competent to approve a building plan as per delegation of powers
 

Housing Schemes

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Where can we apply for approval of a housing scheme?

As per PLGA, 2013, Municipal Corporations, Municipal Committees and District councils are competent to approve housing schemes, so apply to the concerned local government for approval of a housing scheme
 
What is minimum area needed to develop housing scheme?
The minimum area for development of a housing schemes is 100 kanals
 
Who is the approval authority of housing scheme?
District Planning and Designing Committee is competent to approve a housing scheme
 
What documents are needed with the application?

The documents to be annexed are as per provisions of Private Housing Scheme Rules, 2010

What is procedure of approval of housing scheme application?
The detailed procedure has been provided under the Private Housing Scheme Rules, 2010. 
 
What is the fee for approval of housing scheme?
Fee has been provided under Rule 38 of Private Housing Scheme Rules, 2010
 
What is usual time of approval for an housing scheme?
Probably two months are required for processing of documents as per Rule 27 of Private Housing Scheme Rules, 2010..
 

Commercialization of Residential Property

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Where can we apply for commercialization of residential property?
As per PLGA, 2013, Municipal Corporations, Municipal Committees and District Councils are competent to approve commercialization of a residential property, so apply to the concerned local government for approval of commercialization of a residential property.
 
Who is the approving authority of the plan application?
Permitted uses are allowed by the concerned local governments and for approval of the permissible uses, DPDC is competent to approve the plan as provided in the Land Use Rules, 2009.
 
What documents are needed with the application?
The documents are required are copies of the CNIC, jamabandi, status of the land as per master plan / ODP.

Licensing of Businesses 

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Who is the controlling & licensing authorities?

Municipal Officer (Regulation) and District Officer (Regulation) are controlling and licensing authority for licensing.Municipal Officer (Regulation) and District Officer (Regulation) are controlling and licensing authority for licensing.
 
How I shall know that which business falls under the three tires?
The rules governing the profession & vocations are Punjab Local Government (Fee for Licensing of Profession & Vocation) Rules, 2017.
 
Is there any application form and from where they are available?
Yes. It can be has from the officers mentioned above.
 
Where shall I deposit the fee for license?
The fee for licence is deposited with District Officer (Finance) / Municipal Officer (Finance) respectively.
 
Who is responsible authority in case of MC?
Municipal Officer (Finance) is competent authority in case of Metropolitan Corporation, Municipal Corporations and Municipal Committees
 
Duration of the procedure?
 As per bye laws, normally a week
 

Tax collection by Local Government

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From where I can get information for auction of services?
District Officer (Finance)/Municipal Officer (Finance).
 
How much security shall be deposited for Auction Services for Tax collection shall be deposited?
The amount of Security can be deposited is given in the public notice.
 
From where does the application form for Auction services for Tax collection shall be found or collected?
District Officer (Finance)/ Municipal Officer (Finance) of concerned District Council / Municipal Corporation / Municipal Committee.
 
What are the necessary documents which shall be submitted along with the application?
these are mentioned in the public notice normally registration number, receipt of earnest money etc.
 
Who shall provide documentary evidence?
District Officer (Finance) / Municipal Officer(Finance) of concerned District Council / MC.
 

Water & Sanitation facilities

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What is the procedure of getting a water connection?
• Application form obtained from TO (I&S) office
• Water Supply Incharge reports - field condition
• Sub-Engineer verification
• Allowed by competent authority in TMA
• Fee charges deposited
 
What is the procedure of obtaining a sewerage connection?
• Application form obtained from TO (I&S) office
• Supervisor reports - field condition
• Sub-Engineer verification
• If road cut is involved, road cut fee is also charged
• Allowed by competent authority in TMA
 
Where can we register a complaint for water supply & sanitation?
In each TMA Office, there is a complaint cell which registers and tracks complaints.
 
What is a necessary for a new connection?
It is necessary that water supply pipeline should pass near the house of applicant
 
What documents should accompany the application?
1.Ownership papers of the property
2.Copy of NIC
 

Registration of Birth

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Where shall I contact to register the birth of my child?
Office of relevant union council within 60 days shall be contacted for registration of birth
 
What are necessary documents needed to be submitted along with application?
1.NIC copy of parents
2.Birth certificate issued by Hospital/Traditional birth attendant 
3.Form provide by Union Council duly filled in along with signature and thumb impression.
 
Is there any fee for registration?
The registration is absolutely free. However, fee of Rs. 100/- will be charged for issuance of NADRA Computerize Birth Registration Certificate.
 
Where should I submit fee?
Secretary UC will receive fee for issuance of Computerized Registration Certificate.
 
What the duration of the procedure?
  • 3 working days in case of normal registration;
  • 7 working days in case of late registration (61 days – 7 years);
  • 20 working days for registration beyond age of 7 years.
 

Registration of Death

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Which department shall issue death certificate?
Office of the relevant Union Council or Municipal Committee shall issue Computerized Death Registration Certificate.
 
Are there any registration forms available?
Form-D of the UC/ MC Birth/ Death Registration {Model} Bye-Laws, 2016 is for the registration of Deaths.
 
Who shall provide documentary evidence?
For Issuance of Computerized Death Registration Certificate from the UC/MC concerned, the applicant will provide all documentary evidences including certificate/parchi issued by Ghorkan of the Qabristan where deceased was buried, etc.
 

Registration of Marriage

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Which department shall issue the marriage certificate?
Nikah Khwan gets the Nikah Nama registered from the Nikah Registrar within whose jurisdiction marriage is solemnized. The concerned Union Council or Municipal Committee issues Computerized Marriage Registration Certificate.
 
Are there any registration form available?
Yes, relevant Registration Forms are available at the office of UC/MC.
 
What documents should accompany the application?
  1. Copy of Nikah Nama duly registered by the Nikah Registrar.
  2. NICs of husband & wife along with copies of their parent’s NICs.

 

What duration of process for registration/certificate?
(Normally it is) 03 working days
 
Is there any fee for certificate & where to deposit?
Rs. 300/- shall be charged for issuance of computerized Marriage Registration Certificate which will be submitted at the office of concerned UC/MC, along with application in this regard.
 

Registration of Divorce

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Which department shall issue divorce certificate?
Concerned Union Council or Municipal Committee, where the marriage / Nikah Nama was registered.
 
Are there any registration form available?
Yes, relevant Registration Forms are available.
 
Who shall provide written statements needed as evidence for registration/certificate?
The applicant will provide written statements and other documentary evidence including Divorce order issued by the Court of Law, Nambardar, Chairman, Union Council etc., to this concerned Union Council or Municipal Committee.
 

Enlisting Contractors

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Who is the approving authority of C-Class contractors in Local Government?
(Superintendent Engineer (S.E))
 
Who is the approving authority of B-Class contractors in Local Government ?
Director General, Local Government
 
Who is the approving authority of A-Class contractors in Local Government?
Secretary LG & CDD
 
What is the procedure of applying for enlisting contractors in Local Government?
Application submitted to Assistant Engineer (AE) of relevant district, Recommended by AE, Recommended by Executive Engineer of the district, Approved by Superintendent Engineer (S.E), Director General, Local Government or (Secretary LG & CDD) as per the application class.