Mutation of a property is the change of title ownership from one person to another when the property is sold or transferred. By mutating a property, the new owner gets the title of the property recorded on his/her name in the land revenue department, and the government of Bihar can charge property tax from the rightful owner. The change in title ownership may occur due to the reasons such as the death of the original owner and following transfer of the ownership due to inheritance or succession. In case of leased property, the ownership can be transferred through an irrevocable power of attorney. In this article, we look at the guidelines for mutation of property in Bihar.
Mutating a property is a mandatory process in all legal transactions involving property. Mutation becomes essential for deciding the tax liability when the property ownership gets changed. One needs to get mutation done and get the new owner details updated in the revenue records maintained by civic bodies like Municipalities, Panchayats or Municipal Corporations. Through mutation of land, a person can acquire the rights of the land. To avoid the controversy over the ownership of the land, the mutation is worked out by both the parties, i.e. buyer and seller.
The respective documents are needed to be enclosed in the village office for mutating a property.
The applicant must follow the below given steps to apply for the mutation of land in Bihar state.
Step 1: The applicant can visit the official website of BiharBhumi.
Step 2: You have to click on the “registration” button to register on the website for the first time or else you can click on the “Login” button.
Step 3: Once you have logged in, select the district and circle. Then click on the “Apply New Mutation” option.
Step 4: Then you have to select the “On Application” under the ‘Mutation initiation type‘.
Step 5: Now you have to all the required details in the form and click on “Save as Draft and Next“.
Step 6: On the ‘Upload Document‘ page, upload a scanned PDF file of your ‘Sale Deed ‘ and click the ‘Save‘ button. After this, you will receive a ‘receipt‘ which will be saved and also you can take a print of the receipt.
The applicant can obtain the application form by visiting the nearest district office. You may also download the application online. A copy of application form is reproduced below.
After filling the application form, enclose all the required documents to the RTPS counter, and you can get the receipt. You will receive one notice copy through the post. According to the notice, you have to visit the circle office with original deed. They may give the order to rajsaw karamchari with a copy of PrapTra-II which shows the transfer of land from seller to the buyer. Then the rajasaw karamchari will provide you with land revenue receipt with your jamabandi number.
The procedure to check mutation application is explained below:
Step 1: The applicant must go to the web portal of BiharBhumi click here and click on the “Application Status” option on the home page.
Step 2: Now you have to select the District and Subdivision.
Step 3: You can check the application status of mutation by selecting any one of the options such as Case Number or by Applicant Name or Mauja Wise.
Step 4: Select your case number from the list. Now you can view the status along with all information related to the particular property. You can also take print of the receipt.