Frequently Asked Questions

 
Building Plans
 
Housing Schemes
Tax collection by Local Government
 
Water & Sanitation Facilities
Registration of Marriage
Residential plan approval can be submitted at TO (P&C) office in TMA
 
Where can I get the building plan application form?
Forms A & B from TO (P&C) Office in TMA
 
What documents should be submitted with application?
Attachments with application:
  • A certified copy of computerized NIC 
  • Application fee
  • Copy of fard , Jamabandi or other documents of title where under the applicant claims or derives ownership of the land 
  • A layout plan (3 copies)
  • Application form for approval of building plan
  • The plan drawn by an Architect/Town Planner/Draftsman holding the license for the said purpose issued by the Tehsil Municipal Administration.
  • An affidavit declaring that builder will abide by building bye-laws of Tehsil Municipal Administration and that during the course of Construction.
What are next steps in my application?
Scrutiny of application would be done by TO(P&C) office and field visit by his staff.
 
Who is the approving authority of the plan application?
TO(P&C)
 

Housing Schemes

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Where can we apply for approval of a housing scheme?

At TMA office
 
What is minimum area needed to develop housing scheme?
100 Kanals
 
Who is the approval authority of housing scheme?
District Development Committee
 
What documents are needed with the application?
  • A certified copy of computerized NIC of a developer
  • Complete mailing address 
  • A copy of recent utility bills for the property mentioned in mailing address as proof of residence
  • A location plan of proposed scheme by a Town Planner registered with Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners
  • Ownership status of proposed land
  • Financial statements of developer
What is procedure of approval of housing scheme application?
The procedure is as under
  • Preliminary planning permission by District Planning Committee (DPC)
  • Owner Verification through newspapers
  • Objections called from public
  • DPC Technical layout Design
Transfer/mortgaged deed by developer in favour of TMA
 
What is the fee for approval of housing scheme?
Rs. 1000/kanal + 1% conversion fee
 
What is usual time of approval for an housing scheme?
Time for the approval of housing scheme shall vary according to the objections on application and it may be min. 6 months and max. 2 years.
 

Commercialization of Residential Property

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Where can we apply for commercialization of residential property?
At TO (P&C) section at TMA office
 
Who is the approving authority of the plan application?
Tehsil Municipal Officer (TMO)
 
What documents are needed with the application?
Following documents are required
  • A certified copy of computerized NIC 
  • Copy of fard
  • Conversion fee
  • A layout plan (3 copies)
  • Application form for approval of building plan

Licensing of Businesses 

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Who is the controlling & licensing authorities?

The controlling authorities are;
1. City District Government
2. TMA
3. Union Council
 
How I shall know that which business falls under the three authorities?
A list of business falling under a certain category can be collected from District Government or TMA office
 
Are there any application form and from where they are available?
Yes there is an application form which is available at following offices according the nature of business:
1. City District Government
2. TMA
3. Union Council
 
Where shall I deposit the fee for license?
Fee shall be deposited either at TO (R) Section as per L3 book of TMA or departmental designated branch of the Bank.
 
Who is responsible authority in case of TMA?
TO( R ) is responsible authority
 
Duration of the procedure?
 3days
 

Tax collection by Local Government

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From where I can get information for auction of services?
Advertisement for auction of services are available in daily newspapers, PPRA website, Local Government or TMA website and TMA offices
 
How much security for Auction services for Tax collection shall be deposited?
2% security shall be deposited for Auction services for Tax collection.
 
From where does the application form for Auction services for Tax collection shall be found or collected?
Application Form shall be collected either from the office of Local Government or TMA office.
 
What are the necessary documents which shall be submitted along with the application?
The documents shall be;
1. Category/Registration Number as contractor
2. Security fee deposit receipt
3. Copy of advertisement
4. Copy of NIC
 
How I shall be informed about the auction day?
Department/TMA shall inform through a letter or by advertisement in the daily news paper.
 
Is it necessary to participate in Auction day?
Yes
 
Shall deposited security be returned to the unsuccessful participants?
Yes
 

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.