The Maharashtra Levy, Assessment and Recovery of Development Charge Rules, 1994


Maharashtra Regional & Town Planning Act, 1966:-No. TPS-1293/271/CR 110/93/UD-12.

          In exercise of powers conferred by sub-section (1) of Section 158, sub-section (1) of Section 124(E), Section 124(G) & sub-section (1) of Section 124(H) of Maharashtra Regional & Town Planning Act (Amendment), 1992 (Mah.XVI of 1992) (An Act further to amend the Maharashtra Regional & Town Planning Act, 1966) and all other powers enabling it in that behalf, the Government of Maharashtra hereby makes the following Rules, the same having been previously published as required by sub-section 1 of the said Section 158 of the Maharashtra Regional & Town Planning Act, 1066 (Mah. XXXVII of 1966) namely. 


The Maharashtra Levy, Assessment and Recovery of Development Charge Rules, 1994

Rule 1. Short title,-

These Rules may be called the Maharashtra Levy, Assessment and Recovery of Development Charge Rules, 1994.

Rule 2. Definitions,-

(1) In these Rules, unless the context otherwise required.-

          (a) “Act” means the Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning Act, 1966 (Mah. XXXVII of 1966);

          (b) “Authority” means the authority mentioned under Section 124A of the Act;

          (c) “Commencement date” means the date of commencement of the Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning (Amendment) Act, 1992 (Mah. XVI of 1992) i.e. 10th August 1992;

          (d) “Commercial user” means, the user of land and buildings for the activities related to commerce such as business, shops etc. and includes user relating to transactions of business, offices, banks, professional establishments and also includes stores, markets and wholesale and retail sale of goods;

          (e) “Development” includes the institution of use or change of use of any land or building, for which development charge is leviable under Section 124-A of the Act;

          (f) “Form” means a Form appended to these rules;

          (g) “Industrial user” means the user of the building or part thereof wherein products or material are fabricated, assembled or processed such as assembly plants, laboratories, power plants, refineries, gas plants, mills, dairies, factories and warehousing;

          (h) “Institutional user” means the user of the building for medical or other treatment, a hostel for working women, an auditorium or complex for cultural and allied activities, care of orphans, abandoned women, children and infants, destitutes, aged persons, for penal or correctional detention with restricted liberty or the inmates ordinarily providing sleeping accommodation and includes dharmashalas, the institutions registered under the Bombay Public Trusts Act, 1950, and the educational institutions as defined in the Maharashtra Educational Institutions (Prohibition of Capitation Fee), Act, 1988; 

(2) Words and expressions used herein but not defined shall have respectively the same meanings assigned to them under the Act.

Rule 3. Application for assessment of development charge,-

(1) Any person who has, after the commencement date, commenced carrying out any development or has after the commencement date, carried out such development for which permission is required under the Act, shall within period of ninety days, from the date of publication of these rules in the Official Gazette, make an application to the Authority for the assessment of development charge payable in respect thereof. The application shall be made in the form prescribed “Form-A” appended to these rules. However, in cases wherein development permission have already been granted in accordance with amended provisions of Maharashtra Regional & Town Planning (Amendment) Act, no such development charge shall be leviable.

(2) Any person who intends to carry out any development after the publication of these rules in the Official Gazette, shall make an application for assessment of development charge thereof in FORM-A as mentioned in sub-rule (1), above along with an application for permission to carry out such development. The application shall be made within ninety days from the date of application for development permission under Section 44 of the Act.

(3) The application shall be accompanied by a plan giving details of boundaries of the plot or land, Plot Numbers, Survey Numbers, CTS Nos., name of villages, details of development scheme and building plans of the construction with area of each floor in cases where construction is proposed to be made.

(4) Before assessing the development charge, the applicant shall be given opportunity to represent himself and after considering the representation, the development charge shall be assessed and communicated to the applicant, as early as possible.                   

Rule 4. Appeal against order of Authority,-

(1) Every appeal under Section 124-G of the Act shall be made to the State Government or such officer appointed by the State Government under that section within the period specified under clause (a) of Section 124-H of the Act, and shall state clearly the grounds of appeal.

(2) The appeal shall bear such fee as is applicable under the Bombay Court Fees Act, 1959, to a memorandum of appeal submitted to the State Government.

(3) Every appeal shall be accompanied by duplicate copies of

          (i) application made to the Authority;

          (ii) copies of all relevant plans, documents and particulars such as ownership, authorised measurement plan etc., submitted with the application;

          (iii) true copy of the order of the Authority;

          (iv) all other relevant correspondence with the Authority;

          (v) any other supporting documents.



[See Rule 3(3)]

Form of application for assessment and recovery of development charge under Section 124-E(1) of the Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning (Amendment) Act, 1992.







          I intend to carry out/have undertaken/have carried out the development of land and/or building in accordance with Section______ of_______. I am prepared to pay the Development Charge as may be intimated to me, for development of land and/or building having following details and address:-

1.Name and Address of the owner of land (In Block letters) 
2.Name and address of the applicant. 
3.Capacity in which the applicant has applied. 
4.Name and address of the Licensed Surveyor/Architect 
5.Details of land.—     (a) C.S. No./CTS No./S. No./F.P. No.     (b) Division/Village/Town Planning Scheme     (c) Area in Sq.mts.     (d) Location (name of road, nearest landmark)     (e) Ward     (f) Zone and prescription of Development Plan     (g) Ownership documents and authenticated measurement plan of the land     (h) Authority letter/Power of Attorney by the owner  
6.Nature of Development of land and/or building:-     (a)Residential     (b) Commercial     (c) Industrial     (d) Mixed user     (Proportionate floor area to be indicted)     (e) Institution of user/change of user     (f) Repairs involving change of Material     (g) Addition and/or alteration     
7.Total area for which development charge is to be levied:-     a. Development of land     b. Building construction (The area shall be in accordance with respective nature of development as described in item (b). 
8.Details of development charge paid earlier as prescribed in MR & TP (Amendment) Act, 1992. 

                                                                   Yours Sincerely,

                                                          [Signature & name of the Applicant]

                                                          [Signature of the Architect]


                    By the order and in the name of the Governor of Maharashtra


                                                Deputy Secretary to Government


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