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Rajasthan Legal Heir Certificate


Rajasthan Legal Heir Certificate

Family legacies are treasured by the Head of the family in order to carry their family to future generations. This responsibility will be given to the descendants of the Head of the Family when he/she passes away. These concerned family members are called as Legal Heirs. In this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining the Rajasthan legal heir certificate.

Legal Heir certificate, also known as a succession certificate, can be obtained by the wife, husband, mother of the children of the deceased. This certificate states the relationship between the legal heir and the deceased to claim for insurance, pension, retirement benefits or service benefits from the central and state government departments.

Required Information

The following are the required details that have to be known about the deceased.

  • Name of the deceased
  • Details of the family members of the deceased
  • Applicant’s Signature
  • Date of Application
  • Residential Address

Need for the Document

When the Head of the Family passes away, there would be no legal heir to preserve the family legacy, and in circumstances when the Head of the Family has more than one legal heir, there might be conflicts and confusions within the family. In order to avoid all this, a legal document is provided that assures the legacy is owned by the right legal heir.

Uses of the Document

Legal Heir Certificate serves to transfer electricity connection, house tax, telephone connection, patta transfer, bank account, etc. When a government employee is deceased, the certificate is used to sanction family pension and to get a permit for compassion grounds.

Documents Required

To obtain a Legal Heir Certificate in Rajasthan, furnish the following documents along with the application form:

  • Duly filled application form
  • Death certificate
  • Identity card
  • Ration card

Eligible Nominees

The family members eligible to obtain legal heir certificate are as follows. However, the applicant has to carry the death certificate of the deceased.

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

Application Procedure

To apply for a Legal Heir Certificate in Rajasthan, follow the steps given below:

Step 1: Approach the Taluk Office

The applicant has to visit the Tahasildar or Taluk office. An alternate option to apply is that the applicant can approach a lawyer from the District Civil Court.

Step 2: Receive the application form

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

Step 3: Enter the details

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

Step 4: Attach the documents

On entering all details, the applicant has to attach all the mandatory documents to the application form.

Step 5: Affixing Stamp

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

Step 6: Submit the application

The applicant has to submit the application form to the authorized officer in the Tahasildar office.

Step 7: Verification Process

The application is verified by the Village Administrative Officer and Revenue Inspector.

Step 8: Issuing the Certificate

After completing all the verification process, the certificate will be issued by the concerned authority mentioning all the legal heirs of the deceased.

Fee Structure

Affix court stamp of Rs. 2 with the application form.

Contact Details

For further queries regarding the certificate, applicants can approach the concerned Taluk, Tahasildar office or the District Civil Court.