All land-related information and property registration work in Bihar, are undertaken by the Prohibition, Excise and Registration Department. The department, also referred to as the Bihar Inspector General of Stamps and Registration (IGRS), came into being in August 1999. Prior to that, it was known as the Revenue Department.
Among the online services that the department provides to citizens of the state, are land and property registration, information about land and property and model deeds. You can also generate e-receipts of documents using the official portal of the department http://bhumijankari.bihar.gov.in/.
Property registration using the Bhumijankari Bihar portal
While model deeds and other information can be sourced from the portal without registering oneself on the site, to proceed with works like property registration, the user has to first register himself on the site, to log in and proceed with the property registration process.
For this, you need to keep all personal and property-related information ready, before you start the process. You will be able to pay the stamp duty as well, through net banking channels by using the OGRAS portal, https://e-receipt.bihar.gov.in/brcs/.
All that remains to be done after this process, is the online booking of an appointment at the sub-registrar’s office (SRO), to complete the biometric verification along with the seller and two witnesses. You need to be a registered user, to be able to book an appointment.
Stamp duty and registration charges in Bihar
For property registration in Bihar, buyers have to generally pay 6% of the transaction value as stamp duty and 2% of the value as registration charges.
However, in case the property is being bought by a woman, the stamp duty charges would be 5.7%. If it is purchased by a male, the duty will be 6.3%. Similarly, in case the property is bought by a woman, the registration charge would be 1.9%. If it is bought by a man, the charge will be 2.1 %. For agreement to sale, the registration fee in Bihar is 2%.
Chapter 2 of the Bihar Registration Act says that the registration of documents has to be done through a computerised process, using software prescribed by the Department of Registration. Given below, are the documents that the buyer would need to get a property registered in his name:
- A copy of the sale agreement.
- Map of the plot.
- Copies of the identity proofs of the buyers and the sellers.
- Copies of the PAN cards of the buyers and the sellers.
- Copy of the challan of stamp duty payment.
To obtain information about a piece of land, the user will have to provide details including the location, mauja, area, deed number, serial number, plot number, land value, etc., as shown in the image below.
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Model deeds you could download from Bhumijankari Bihar portal
Listed below are the model deeds that one can download from the portal, in Hindi, English and Urdu languages.
- Sale deed
- Agreement for sale (flat)
- Agreement for sale (general)
- Mortgage deed with possession
- Deed of mortgage by conditional sale
- Lease agreement
- Lease agreement – vacant land
- Surrender of lease
- Transfer of leasehold right by way of sale (land structure)
- Transfer of leasehold right by way of sale (vacant land)
- Trust deed
- Power of attorney
- Security bond
- Gift (land/house)
- Partnership dissolution
- Deed of usufructuary mortgage
Can I pay stamp duty online in Bihar?
Yes, buyers can pay stamp duty online in Patna by registering on the official website http://bhumijankari.bihar.gov.in/.
What is the land registration charge in Bihar?
Buyers pay 2% of the plot cost as the registration charge.
How to contact Bihar IGRS office?
For enquiry or complaints, you can contact the following numbers: (0612)-2215626; (0612)-2215664.