Legal Heir Certificates Civil Courts competent to give, Tahsildar has no Right, but he can give Family Member Certificate to claim Govt. benefits of deceased Govt. Employee. If the Market value of the property below Rs.10 lakhs the Administrator General is the competent to give where as the Market Value of the Property above Rs.10 lakhs the local Civil court may approach. Death certificate of the deceased, Family members details with ID Proofs, Market Value Certificate from the Registrar of Stamps & Registration, two third party affidavits along with ID Proofs should need to approach. After filing and after first hearing, there shall be a Public Notice in Newspaper stating if any other than the petitioners in the application may approach to contest the matter. You should make Electricity Department as the respondent, as it is in the possession.