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Chicko Sangma   06 January 2022

legal heir certificate

please provide me an information with regard to the issuance of legal hier certificate and which law that governs the issuance of legal hier certificate.


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Anaita Vas   07 January 2022

Legal Heir certificate can be obtained by approaching the area/taluk Thasildhar, or from the corporation/municipality office of the respective area, and from the district civil court. This certificate names all legal heirs of the deceased person and is issued only after a proper inquiry. 

The legitimate heir of the deceased person must approach the appropriate authority in the respective area and ask for the legal heir certificate application. The applicant must fill the application and submit the signed application to the concerned authority. This application contains the names of all the legal heirs, their relationship with the deceased, and the addresses of the family members.

All the required documents including the death certificate of the departed person should be attached to the application. (Death certificate must be obtained from the municipality/corporation office).

An affidavit on stamp paper or self-declaration has to be submitted along with the application.

The revenue Inspector/administrative officer conducts an inspection and completes the inquiry.

Once the inquiry is completed successfully, the authorized officer issues the Legal heir certificate.

The process of obtaining a legal heir certificate generally takes 30 days. If there is an unnecessary delay in receiving this certificate or the concerned authorities fail to respond, you should then approach the Revenue Division Officer(RDO)/sub-collector. 

The law relating to grant of heirship certificate in Maharashtra is embodied in Bombay Regulation Act VIII of 1827.

The Indian Succession Act, 1925 defines a succession certificate as a certificate issued by a court to the legal heirs of a deceased to establish the authenticity of the heirs and give them the authority to inherit debts, securities and other assets of the deceased.



Anaita Vas

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