Zone Certificate

May 10, 2024


Zone certificate or zoning certificate is a document which tells zone of whole Survey number or gut number. Remember, zone certificate is not for a particular plot, it gives idea of whole Survey Number.

Example – If a Survey Number is affected by a 24 M road, one side of road is agriculture zone & other side is residential zone, then zone certificate will mention that the survey number includes Part residential zone, part agriculture zone & a 24.0 M wide road.


But it will not tell exact zone of your plot alone. To know exact zone of plot you have to take zoning demarcation in which authority will mark zone colour codes on your mojani certificate copy.


What is Zone Certificate ?


It’s a particular survey number of document by which any one can know about reservations mentioned in the DP. Zone certificate indicates the zones of land such as residential, Industrial Commercial, Agriculture and other details of the land like water bodies, and flood line.


Why Zone certificate is required?


This is required in order to facilitate the proper use of land for different purposes. Each zone is assigned for a specific purpose like residential, industrial, commercial, Agriculture etc. So to know the status of land to do further construction Zone Certificate is required.


Zone Certificate ensures that lands are properly marked for a specific purpose so that a particular zone intended for a specific purpose is not used for a different one.


How to get zone certificate online?


7/12 Extract is the essential document to get the zone certificate which indicates the ownership of land and all details of particular plot for which zoning certificate is required. For PMRDA we have to do online application. An application to Pune Corporation or respective authority is a way to get zone certificate.

Foot2Feet can help you in getting zone certificate in Pune, in PMRDA, in PCMC, in Maharashtra, in Thane, in Mumbai, in Pimpri Chinchwad or any municipal council, corporation & town planning or special planning authority like MMRDA.


How to download zone certificate?


Zone certificate cannot be downloaded. Basically, there is a process of Zone certificate in any city or for any location. Respective planning authority can give zone certificate.

In PMRDA there is an online process for Zone Certificate. We get the certificate within 7/8 working days from date of application. While in PMC, there is an offline process and we get the certificate within 4/5 working days from the date of application.


Zone Certificate Charges


To get zone certificate legal fees of 500 Rs has to be paid to government. Other charges like consultant’s fees & cost of getting 7/12 are separate.


Zone Conversion


Know More about Zone Conversion


Zone change is the process of changing the current zone to the different zone, for instance for agricultural use to non- agricultural use, residential use to commercial use etc. However, a plot owner can do request to change the zone of the property he owes, for its different uses.


Role of Scrutiny Committee in zone Change


A proposal scrutiny committee is being constituted as per the accompanying schedule to scrutinize the proposals for change of use department in the approved regional plan and make recommendations to the government. In the same vein, The approved regional plan, the committee should handle the proposal to change the use of non-development area to residential, commercial sector, public / semi-public sector to residential sector, residential sector to industrial sector, and forest department to include lands with less than 1: 5 slopes in agriculture department.


What is the process for zone Change?


Eventually, to do the application for zone change, the owner with the help of licensed engineer or licensed architect needs to be submit the application along with the all the necessary documents to the district collector office. Likewise, the Government will execute the necessary modification proposal as per the requirement received by the Government itself or in response to the request received from the public as required for the change of the zonef Use in the approved Regional Plan. After that the application get verified by the tahasildar. Further, it checked the revenue clearance and technical clearance.  Finally, It issues the conversion order of applied application.


Documents required for zone change


To change the zone of any plot, following documents are required to be submitted along with application of Zone change to the Regional Planning Authority

  1. Land ownership records
  2. Certified survey map showing the width of existing road available on site or other evidence of existing road available
  3. A copy of the standard part map showing the use area as per the approved regional plan of the place
  4. Color copy of up-to-date satellite imagery showing space boundaries and surroundings (Google Image)
  5. In case of change of land use department under the proposal, water requirement in accordance with the proposed use department, water supply source and minimum water availability from it.
  6. Certified copy of the relevant village plan
  7. Affidavit / Bond letter made by the landholder in the form prescribed in Schedule C if the land under the proposal is to be included in the Residential Use Department at the request of the landholder.Index II
  8. Other ownership documents as required
  9. Other useful and supplementary documents / maps as required as required.


 Time required for zone change


Well, changing the zone of open plot is quiet lengthy and time consuming process. However, the members of the committee should provide their views on the proposal within 30 days from the date of appointment of the secretary of the committee. The member should clearly give a copy of such proposal in the letter sent to other committee members. So, zone change of a plot may be take upto 1 to 3 months from the date of its application.


Criteria’s for zone conversion in Maharashtra


So if u are thinking to change the zone of your agricultural land, then the Agriculture Land must be minimum 25 Acres and must have 9 M road is the main criteria to change the zone. Subsequently, to convert the industrial zone to residential zone the zone change process needs to be done. Another key thing to remember that no separate process is required to change the commercial zone into residential zone. Likewise, followings points also kept in mind while applying for the zone change as follows –


1.     Plot Requirement for zone change

2.     Road Width

3.     Water Supply Availability

4.     Pollution Control

5.     Ensuring amenities in the proposals regarding the residential use

6.     Consistency with industrial policy

7.     Regarding naturally sensitive soils



Fees required for the zone conversion


Another, significant factor in zone change, how much it will cost to change the zone. Well, Challan amount, processing fees and notification fees for zne change as given below –


1.     Processing fees and notice publication fees for zone change


To change the zone, the processing fees will be charge at 0.50% amount of land rate or Rs 20,000/- whichever highest which will be nonrefundable.


2.     Zone Change Premium


The Following chart will shows us the premium charges for zone change. Whereas, premium for zone change proposal on sr no. 1 to 4 in below table will charge the  Annual statements rates of developed land, and  Agricultural land rates will be charged as premium for zone change proposal on sr no 5.


Sr NoZone Change DescriptionPremium Rate
1Agricultural and no development zone to residential Zone50%
2Agricultural and no development zone to commercial  Zone75%
3Public Semipublic zone to Residential zone20%
4Residential zone to Industrial Zone20%
5Afforestation zone to agricultural Zone40%