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Chattisgarh Legal Heir Certificate


Chattisgarh Legal Heir Certificate

Legal heir certificate is a document issued to a family on the demise of the head of the family. The certificate is issued by the concerned Tahasildar to the appropriate heir of the family to inherit the family legacy. In this article, we look at the procedure to obtain a legal heir certificate in Chattisgarh.

Purpose of the Document

When the head of the family passes away, the family’s legacy has to be transferred to the right person. To determine the appropriate person, the legal heir certificate is required. The certificate is used to transfer electricity connection,  house tax, telephone connection/patta transfer, bank account, etc. Also, this certificate helps to obtain family pension and to get an appointment on compassionate grounds when a government employee passes away.

Benefits of the Document

The benefits of obtaining a legal heir certificate are as follows:

  • To state the relationship between the deceased and the heir.
  • To claim insurances, pension, retirement benefits, service benefits, provident fund, gratuity, etc.
  • To get employment, for example, compassionate appointments.
  • To avail other government schemes.

Required Documents

To apply for the legal heir certificate, submit the following documents along with the application:

Eligible Candidates

Only to the family members of the deceased can apply for the legal heir certificate. It can be any of the following:

  • Husband of the deceased
  • Son of the deceased
  • Daughter of the deceased
  • Mother of the deceased

Required Information

Given below are the required information that has to be known about the deceased:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Details of the family members
  • Applicant’s signature
  • Application date
  • Residential Address

Application Procedure

The application procedure to apply for a Legal Heir certificate is as follows. However, the applicant has to carry the death certificate of the deceased while approaching the Tahasildar.

Step 1: Approach the Taluk/ Tahasildar Office

The applicant has to approach the nearest Taluk or the Tahasildar office. The applicant can also approach a District Civil Court in the area to apply for the certificate.

Step 2: Receive the application

The applicant has to obtain the application form from the concerned officer.

Step 3: Enter the Details

The applicant then has to enter all the required details in the application form.

Step 4: Attach the Documents

The applicant has to attach all the required documents to the application form.

Step 5: Submit the application

The applicant has to submit the application form to the concerned officer.

Step 6: Verification Process

On submission of application, verification is done by the local revenue officers and by the village administrative officials.

Step 7: Issuing the certificate

Upon completion of the above procedure, the applicant can collect the issue.

Fee Structure

The applicant has to affix a court stamp of Rs. 2 in the application.

Processing Time

To complete all the verification procedures requires 15 days, and then the applicant receives the certificate.

Application Form