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Simar Nagi | 03 Mar 2023

A complete guide to CTS Number and its importance in Mumbai

A complete guide to CTS Number and its importance in Mumbai

People residing in Mumbai possessing property or planning on buying a property must have often come across the term CTS number. If you are confused or unable to comprehend CTS numbers' basic meaning and importance, then this blog is surely right for you. CTS number is also known as Cadastral Survey Number or Chain and Triangulation Survey Number in Mumbai; it is used in identifying the land or plot in Mumbai. A number is a form of identification number that is assigned to your property or required at the time of property registration as well as used while paying for stamp duty. Some also refer to it as a City Title Survey Number. 

What is the need for a CTS Number?

If someone is looking to invest in a property in an urban or rural area, a detailed examination of the ownership details of the land is required. The detailed examination includes the CTS number that helps in avoiding fraudulent transactions and legal disputes that may arise in the future. Local authorities, property developers, and financial institutions often sought CTS numbers at the time of litigation. The CTS number is also needed for the following purposes-

  • For property registration 

  • In applications where one acts as a reference 

  • To receive building permission, san hassle

  • To modify or repair the property 

  • To allow tracking of illegal or unauthorised constructions. The CTS Number in Mumbai helps in checking whether or not the building is constructed with the right approvals. 

Importance of CTS Number in Mumbai

It is important to get the CTS number as the city survey number is allotted based on many parameters, including the property's value. And this is the reason why a CTS number is needed in order to determine the value of stamp duty that you are supposed to pay. You will stand eligible for electricity and water connections by the authorities only if you possess CTS Number. It helps potential buyers to be thorough with the property before investing in it. It is important to keep in mind and never get confused that the CTS number is only mandatory for land parcels and does not apply to residential units constructed on them. A land parcel, with the help of a CTS Number, doesn't matter big or small, is counted in government records only. In a situation where property-related disputes arise, like the property's demarcation and address, the CTS Number is used. If you forget your CTS Number in Mumbai, you can get in touch or visit the nearest collector or municipal authority. 

How is CTS Number determined?

In the year between 1963 and 1967, a city survey of the Mumbai Suburban district was conducted. Post this; a property card was prepared with respect to each city survey number. The entire operations of the departments are headed by the superintendent of land records in Mumbai. 

How can I get the CTS Number of a property in Mumbai?

The CTS Number is mentioned on the property card and on the 7/12 Utara. In the case of apartments, the number can be seen on the first page of the property agreement papers. In case you encounter some kind of difficulty or discrepancy, you can visit the CTS office. The 7/12 extract can be obtained from the official website of Maharashtra Bhumi Abhilekh as it will provide you with complete details you need to know about a particular parcel of land. You check the status of your application for the property card on the website- prcmumbai.nic.in. Because of the digitised land records system in Mumbai, it is easy for people to obtain the 7/12 extract that contains the CTS Number Mumbai. For the properties situated in Borivali Taluka, people can obtain their CTS Numbers from the CTSO office of Borivali, Goregaon, and Malad. If you are someone whose property falls in Kurla Taluka, in that case, you will have to either visit the offices in Ghatkopar, Kurla, or Chembur. 

A completely new list of CTS offices in Mumbai and their jurisdiction 

There are a total of 10 CTSOs in Mumbai that cover 86 villages. Below is the list of offices- 






Andheri, Ismailia, Ambivali, Bandivali, Madh, Majas, Mogara, Versova, Oshivara



Vile Parle, Gundavali, Kondivita, Bapnala, Chakala, Juhu, Bramhanwada, Parjapur, Marol, Vyarvali, Mulgaon, Sahar



Bandra, Paris Ghakhar, Kole-Kalyan



Mohili, Saki, Kurla



Kirol, Tungao, Vikhroli, Hariyali, Chandivali, Ghatkopar, Ghatkopar-Kirol, Asalpha, Deonar



Kopari, Kanjur, Tirandaj, Nahur, Pawai, Paspoli, Bhandup, Mulund



Anik, Chembur, Turbhe, Borla, Mankhurd, Maravali, Mandale, Vadhavali, Mahul



Borivali, Kandivali, Eksar, Dahisar, Gorai, Manori, Magathane, Mandpeshwar, Shimpoli, Charkop, Kanheri



Aarey, Kurar, Klerabad, Goregaon, Gundgaon, Tulsi, Chichavali, Dindoshi, Sai, Malad



Aksa, Akurli, Erangal, Daravali, Pahari-Eksar, Pahari-Goregaon, Poisar, Malavani, Marve, Valanai, Wadhavan 

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