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DEPARTMENTS


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Town planning
  • Department Head

  • C.A. Balamurali
  • Superintending Engineer (Electrical) (i/c)
  • Greater Chennai Corporation Ripon Building,Chennai-600003
  • 9445190739 / 25619371     seelectrical@chennaicorporation.gov.in
  • Building Permit

  • The following procedure is applicable for obtaining planning permission and building permit for the following types of buildings:
1 Residential Stilt + 3 floors / Ground floor plus Two floors with 16 dwelling units up to a height of 12 meters with 10,000 Sq.ft area.
2 Commercial Stilt + 3 floors / Ground floor Plus Two Floors up to a height of 12 meters with maximum built up area of 300 sq.m.
3 Industries as [cottage industry/green industry/orange industry]

Maximum height of 18.30 meters with:
Unlimited built up area
Maximum H.P. requirement of 200 H.P.

Maximum of 100 labourers
4 Institutional Maximum height of 18.30 meters with unlimited built up area.

For obtaining planning permission of all other buildings other than those mentioned above, the applicant has to submit the application in CMDA.
In Sl.No.1 up to 5,000 sq.ft, the planning permission application to be submitted in online and will be processed in the concerned Zonal Offices.
For area above 5,000 sq.ft and up to 10,000 sq.ft the application to be submitted in online and will be processed in Headquarters, Works Department.

All the application to be submitted in online

 

Application procedure and documents required for planning permission (if applicable) and building permit
S.NO Process Owner Procedure
1 Applicant

The applicant has to register in the citizen portal of the Greater Chennai Corporation by visiting  https://chennaicorporation.gov.in/gcc
The details of the site for which the planning permission and building permit is required is to be submitted in the application form.

The applicant also selects the registered architects / Registered Engineer, which enables the application details to be forwarded to the Registered Architect / Registered Engineer to prepare the drawings and submit the planning permission (if applicable) and building permit application for approval.
2 Registered Architect / Registered Engineer

The registration made by the applicant for the approval of planning permission and building permit application will be forwarded to the selected Registered Architect / Registered Engineer portal for further process. The Registered Architect / Registered Engineer upon receipt of the request made by the applicant shall make a site visit, collect all the documents from the applicant, prepare the drawing, submit it online for auto-scrutiny to ensure compliance with Development Regulations / Building Rules.
The list of documents collected by the Registered Architect / Registered Engineer is given in Annexure 1.
The Registered Architect / Registered Engineer shall enter the registration details, inspection document details and Auto-DCR details online.

The application fee is to be paid online by the Registered Architect / Registered Engineer for admitting the application..
3 Assistant Executive Engineer

The application submitted by the Registered Architect / Registered Engineer will be assigned a unique application number against which all the documents submitted online will be received in the Assistant Executive Engineer’s portal for further process. The Assistant Executive Engineer shall  make a site visit within 7 days from the date of receipt of application by selecting a date on the portal, which will also be intimated to the Licensed Surveyor and applicant through SMS and e-mail.
During inspection, the plan submitted online is verified for the following:

  1. Site boundary measurements
  2. Access to the public road
  3. Measurement of the road width
  4. Surroundings of the plot to ascertain whether the plot abuts any drains, channels, water bodies etc.
  5. Zoning of Land

After making the site visit on the scheduled date, the Assistant Executive Engineer (AEE) shall submit the inspection report within 48 hours of site inspection online, which can be viewed by the applicant and Registered Architect / Registered Engineer.
After site inspection, the documents enclosed online are verified by the Assistant Executive Engineer. If the plan and information furnished by the applicant do not provide all the particulars necessary to process the application satisfactorily the Assistant Executive Engineer within 15 days from the date of receipt of plans or application


requires the production of such further particulars and details as it deems necessary. The message will be sent through SMS and email. The applicant or Registered Architect / Registered Engineer shall upload the requested documents online within 15 days from the date of such request made, else the application shall be processed with the available documents.

If the documents enclosed are sufficient for approval, the planning permission (if applicable) and building permit application shall be submitted for approval to the Executive Engineer.
4 Executive Engineer

If any further clarification / documents required by Executive Engineer, the application will be sent back to the Assistant Executive Engineer through the portal. 
On receipt of the intimation for requirement of documents / clarification sought, the Assistant Executive Engineer shall intimate the clarification/documents to the applicant.
After receipt of the documents / clarification from the applicant or Registered Architect / Registered Engineer, the application will be submitted to Executive Engineer for approval.

If the documents and plan satisfies the requirement of the Executive Engineer, the application will be approved in online and the “Demand Advice” is generated. SMS and e-mail is sent to the applicant requesting to make the payment either in online or by way of the Demand Draft.
5 Applicant The applicant shall make the payment online.
6 Assistant Executive Engineer

Verifies the payment done by the applicant and forwards the application to the Executive Engineer.

7 Executive Engineer

Approves the fees verified by AEE.

8 Assistant Executive Engineer

Generate the final building permit online. The applicant will be informed of the approval through SMS and e-mail. 
Applicant shall download the certificate online.

9 Executive Engineer

Verify the plan final permit and approved plan in issued.

Annexure 1 –
Checklist of documents to be submitted for Building Permit

1.1 Checklist of documents to be submitted for Planning Permission / Building Permit

    1.     Copy of documents (sale deed / lease deed / power of attorney) self-attested by the applicant.

    2.     Patta and adangal details attested by Deputy Tahsildar, if the details are not available in the database of revenue department.

    3.     Field Measurement Book (FMB) / Town Survey sketch attested by competent official of concerned department.

    4.     Copy of Patta / Chitta / Town Survey Land Records (TSLR) in owner’s name.

    5.     Encumbrance certificate for 13 years (in copy obtained up to the date which is not prior to 7 days from the date of submitting application).

    6.     Death and Legal heirship certificate if any.

    7.     Will Document or probated will copy, if applicable.

    8.     If the building is proposed to be located within 15 meters distance from the boundary of a water body or any channel (or) any type of water course the applicant shall submit an undertaking that necessary satisfactory arrangements would be made not to discharge any effluent into the nearby water body and contaminate it.

    9.     If the applicant proposes to put up a culvert across the channel / water course, then NOC of the concerned Government agency which is responsible for maintaining the water course has to be obtained.

    10.    If the site lies within a distance of 30 m from Railway property boundary, NOC from Railways has to be obtained.

    11.    If the site lies within a distance of 50 m on either side of Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) alignment, NOC from CMRL is required.

    12.    NOC from Civil Aviation department (if required as per special rules for the vicinity of Civil Aerodromes), NOC from the competent authority of Air Force (if required as per the notification / order of the concerned Air Force Authority in respect of the area in the vicinity of Air Force Stations).

    13.    Structural stability certificate in Form A,B,C duly signed by the owner and including the Architect & Structural design engineer along with their seal and registration number.

    14.    NOC from Fire and Rescue Service Department.

    15.    For applications under Green Channel, following documents shall be submitted:

    (i)     Form duly filled in for certificate of work as per structural design sufficiency, Affidavit of undertaking by developer, architect, structural engineer about the structural stability aspects

    (ii)    Form duly filled in for supervision.

    (iii)    Form duly filled in for certificate of work as per structural safety requirements.

    16.    Drawing related checklist points

    17.    Sewage treatment plan details shown in the Building Plan.

1.2 Checklist of documents to be submitted if the plot / land is in approved industrial layout by SIPCOT / SIDCO:

    Copy of documents (sale deed / lease deed / power of attorney) self - attested by the applicant.

    2.     Encumbrance certificate for 13 years (in copy obtained up to the date which is not prior to 7 days from the date of submitting application).

    3.     Death and Legal heirship certificate if any.

    4.     Will document or probated will copy, if applicable.

    5.     If the applicant proposes to put up a culvert across the channel / water course, then NOC of the concerned Government agency which is responsible for maintaining the water course has to be obtained.

    6.     Structural stability certificate in Form A, B, C duly signed by the owner and including the Architect & Structural design engineer along with their seal and registration number

    7.     NOC from Fire Service department if required.

    8.     If the site lies within a distance of 50 m on either side of Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) alignment NOC from CMRL.

    9.     Drawing related checklist points:
    (a)    Rain water harvesting system shown in the Building Plan.
    (b)    Sewage treatment plan details shown in the Building Plan.

    10.    Copy of previously approved plan, if any.