To solve various property tax-related matters of the residents, the Kolhapur Municipal Corporation (KMC) has launched a digital facility to help new property buyers register for KMC property tax payment. It will also issue no-property dues certificates to home buyers within seven days.
Giving more information on the above, KMC municipal commissioner, ‘Abhijeet Chaudhari,’ said, “The Kolhapur Municipal Corporation has launched the facility of KMC property tax online payment to bring in transparency and avoid delays. In the coming few days, this service will also be extended for other services like water or drainage connections,”
He further said that from the past many time, the civic body has received several complaints from home buyers that they cannot register for property tax on time. Taking this into consideration, the civic body has launched the Kolhapur municipal corporation property tax online system.
“With the digital mode, we will also be able to track the status of the application. It is mandatory to get the new property registered in 25 days. After the online submission of the application, our officials will get the property tax assessed. In case of a no-dues certificate, the certificate will be issued digitally within seven days, and the property owners will be informed through SMS.,” added Chaudhari while elaborating on the whole procedure.
In this KMC property tax payment system, an applicant can also submit multiple applications for several properties through just one USER ID.
As per the latest data by the Municipal Corporation, there are around 4,500 applications each year which the body has received for property tax registration. On the other hand, for no-dues certificates, the civic body has received over 10,000 applications for home buyers every year.
The property landlord has to sign up and get the user ID to file the application. The owner or individual can make many applications for various properties.
A survey is already underway to carry out tax assessments and to find new properties. Chaudhari further said that to avoid application duplication, the details received through the ongoing manual survey would be immediately put up in the system.