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Steps to Do Pokkuvaravu or Land Mutation in Kerala – Simple Steps to Follow


Steps to Do Pokkuvaravu or Land Mutation in Kerala -Simple Steps to Follow

When a property is sold or transferred from one person to another, there needs to be a change in the title of ownership as well. This act of transferring the ownership from one person to another called mutation. So, Only after mutation, one can claim their property legally. The property is recorded in the land revenue department under the new owner’s name, and from then on wards this person will be responsible to pay the property tax charged by the government.

List of Documents required for new registration

  • A copy of the current and previous registration deeds need to be submitted at the village office with documents like ” Mun Adharam or Mun Pramanam”.
  • Copies of Sale deeds
  • Ration Card
  • Aadhaar.

List of Documents For transferring the title from one person to another as part of Will / Inheritance/ Death of one’s parents.

  • The family partition deed or document
  • previous tax receipt
  • previous title deeds like ” Mun Adharam or Mun Pramanam”.
  • Original as well as copies of  Will
  • Aadhaar
  • Ration card

Documents for Land Mutation in case of Death

  • Death certificates of the deceased
  • Legal Heir ship certificate.
  • previous tax receipts
  • copies of the land documents
  • documents like ” Mun Aadharam or Mun Pramanam”
  • Aadhaar
  • Ration card

To download the application form for Pokkuvaravu / Land Mutation go to the below link.


Step by step process for doing Pokkuvaravu / Land Mutation in Kerala

  • Complete the registration : Identification, negotiation, payment and getting the property registered in the name of the buyer needs to be fully completed.
  • Collect sale deed : After the registration of the property with the respective sub-register office, applicant can collect sale deed within a few weeks (The sale deed is the main document by which a seller transfers his right on the property to the purchaser, who then acquires absolute ownership of the property).
  • Submit  Pokkuvaravu application: Pokkuvaravu application need to be given to the respective village office, requesting the pokkuvaravu/mutation to be done in favour of the buyer.
  • Pay fees: Village offices charge a nominal fee for getting the pokkuvaravu/mutation to be done. The current rates  of fees applicable are,
  1. Rs. 25 for up to five acres of property
  2. Rs. 50 for over five and up to 20 acres
  3. Rs. 100 for over 20 and up to 40 acres
  4. Rs. 200 for over 40 acres and up to two hectares
  5. Rs. 500 for over two hectares
  • Submit copy of deeds: A copy of the current and previous registration deeds need to be submitted at the village office.
  • Verification of Original Deed: The particular authorities in the village office may need to verify the original deed. so, applicant need to be submit their deed certificate to the village officer for verification.
  • Date of Property Verification: The village officer (surveyor) will then visit the property in order to  measure and verify it. The surveyor will fix a date for the site visit in compact with the applicant .
  • Survey : The surveyor from the village office will visit the property on the fixed date, measure the property and also verify its boundaries.
  • They will also check if there any unresolved disputes with any of the neighbors in terms of borders, area or any other disputes with respect to the said property.
  • Transfer of Title: If there are no issues or pending disputes, the village office will change the  ownership of the land from the seller’s name to the buyers name in the Village / Taluk records. The buyer will get a new Thandaper or the land gets added to their existing Thandaper in the village.
  • Pay Tax: The new owner can now  pay all property related taxes under the new Thandaper in their name at the respective village office.


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