Zone Conversion

Conversion of land zone as per the classification.

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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 No

Zone Change Description

Premium Rate


Agricultural and no development zone to residential Zone



Agricultural and no development zone to commercial  Zone



Public Semipublic zone to Residential zone



Residential zone to Industrial Zone



Afforestation zone to agricultural Zone



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