The CTS number is an identification number of your land or property in Mumbai. Read on, to know where it can be used and how to find it
Every land parcel in Mumbai is identified on the basis of a city survey number also called the Chain and Triangulation Survey number or CTS number. In this article, we will discuss its importance and how to get the CTS number for a property in Mumbai.
What is the CTS number?
The CTS number of your property is an identifier. This number can help prospective home buyers to find out information about a property that they may be interested in. It is important for many reasons. For example, only when you provide the CTS number, will the authorities provide you with basic amenities such as a water or electricity connection. Besides, all future transactions may require you to quote this number. It is also important, because it decides how much stamp duty you would be required to pay for your property in Mumbai. Other benefits include:
- You will be able to track unauthorised constructions.
- You will be able to obtain building approvals and necessary permissions, required to make modifications to your property.
- You can check property records online, using the CTS number.
- You can also access land records on Mahabhulekh.
How is CTS number determined?
Between 1963 and 1967, a city survey of the Mumbai suburban district was carried out. After this, a property card with respect to each city survey number, was also prepared. The superintendent of land records in Mumbai heads the entire operations of the department.
How to obtain information about the property’s CTS number?
The CTS number is mentioned in the 7/12 extract and the property card. In case of apartments, the number is mentioned on the first page where the schedule of the property agreement starts. However, if you are unsure, you can always visit a CTS office (CTSO). In case your property is in Ghatkopar, you will have to approach the Kurla taluka office.