Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation Property Tax

Established in July 1950 under the Bombay Provincial Corporation Act, 1949, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (Amdavad Municipal Corporation) overlooks the civic infrastructure and administration of Ahmedabad.

Ahmedabad is the first large city in the country to have implemented property tax reforms by setting a zero-litigation record. Global analytical company CRISIL recognized this as the best urban practice in financial management. In 2004, it extended the CRISIL Award for Excellence in Municipal Initiatives to the Amdavad Municipal Corporation.

Ahmedabad Property Tax

Property tax is a yearly tax charged to property owners by the local government or the municipal corporation. Property here refers to all tangible real estate that can be owned by individuals. This includes houses, buildings, offices, and premises rented out to other people. Thus, when an individual holds a property, he or she will have to pay tax for the same on an annual basis to the government. In Ahmedabad, property owners pay all property-related taxes through the city’s Municipal Corporation.

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Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation Property Tax Calculation

Property tax is calculated on the basis of the carpet area of the property and four factors, namely location, age, type of building/use of the property and occupancy. The Corporation has made available the ‘Self-Assessment’ facility on its website where users can calculate the tax applicable.

The information one will need to provide for property tax calculation include:

  • Factor Details: Type of Property and Rate of Tax
  • Usage Factor: Building Group, Building Type, Usage Code and Usage Type Rate
  • Location Factor: Land Value, Location Factor and Location Factor Rate
  • Occupancy Factor: Type of Occupancy, Occupancy Factor Rate, Government Building (Yes or No) and Water Zone (Yes or No)
  • Floor Details: Floor Description, Discount Rate %, Construction Year, Age Factor Rate, Carpet Area and Total Area
For Residence: Rs. 16/- per sq. meter
For Non-residence Rs. 28/- per sq. meter

General Tax = Carpet Area (sq. mts.) x Rate x F1 x F2 x F3 x F4

F1 Location Factor
F2 Age Factor
F3 Usage Factor
F4 Occupancy Factor

F1= Location Factor For residence and Non-residence

Residence & Non-residence Factor
Posh area 1.60
Good area 1.10
Medium area 0.90
Poor area 0.60

F2 = Age Factor

Age of Building Factor
< 10years 1.00
>10 years to 20 years 0.85
>20 years to 30 years 0.70
>30 years to 40 years 0.60
>40 years 0.50

For Residence:

Type of Building: Factor
Individual Bungalow 1.50
Tenement 1.00
Row House 1.00>
Flat 0.70
Gamtal 0.70
Pole 0.70
Chawl (More than 25 sq. mts) 0.50

Source: Amdavad Municipal Corporation

For Non-Residence: Use Factor

(a)The designated rate shall be increased by multiplying it-

  1. Commercial properties by 7.0.
  2. Shop, Hotel, Restaurant Entertainment Places etc. by 6.0
  3. Industrial Units & Factories (only processing & manufacturing units) by 2.0
  4. Educational & Social Institutions by 2.0
  5. By 1.0 in respect of the buildings used as Water Tank, Water pump room, Boarding-Lodging-Hostels run by Public Charitable Trust and Religious Institutions, Dharma-shala, Ashram, Library, Drainage pumping stations, Dhobighat and Grantable schools run by Public Charitable Trust.
  6. By 0.0 in respect of the buildings used as Temple, Mosque, Derasar (Jain Temple), Church, Roza, Tombs, Gurudwara (Sikh Temple), Apasara, havada, hamamkhana (public bath), mattinaakhada, madrasa, Darga, Agiyari, Samadhi, Graveyard, Kabrastan, crematorium, well, pathshala and free water parab.

F4 = Occupancy Factor

Type Residence Factor Non-Residence Factor
OWNER 1.00 1.00
TENANT 1.00 2.00
  • According to Section 141e(1), non-residential properties situated other than ground floor, rebate of 20% of the amount of general tax leviable on buildings
Use of Prop Water Tax Conservancy Tax
RESIDENTIAL PROP. 30% of Gen. Tax Contnent R1C3
FOR FACTOR-7 PROP. 35% of Gen. Tax 35% of Gen. Tax
FOR FACTOR-6 PROP. 40% of Gen. Tax 40% of Gen. Tax
FOR FACTOR-2 PROP. 35% of Gen. Tax 35% of Gen. Tax
FOR FACTOR-1 PROP. 30% of Gen. Tax 30% of Gen. Tax

Minimum Tax: (a) Residential Properties:

Type of Building Property Area in Sq.mts. Minimum General Tax
Huts - 84/-
Chawl Less than 25 sq. mts 264/-
Other Less than 30 sq. mts 264/-
Other 30 sq. mts to 50sq. mts 300/-
Other >50 sq. mts. 330/-

(b) For Non-residential Properties

Type of Building Property Area in sq.mts. Minimum General Tax
Non-residence Less than 15 sq.mts 540/-
Non-residence 15sq.mts to 30sq.mts 660/-
Non-residence >30sq.mts 780/-
In some Non- residence usage of properties. - 900/-

Source: Amdavad Municipal Corporation

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation Property Tax Payment

The Amdavad Municipal Corporation has simplified the process of property tax payment. Now, there is no need for individuals to personally visit the office of the Corporation to pay their property tax dues. Instead, they can simply visit the website of the Municipal Corporation and complete the payment that is due. The below steps need to be followed to pay property tax online:

Online Property Tax Payment

  • Step 1: Go to the official website of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. Click on “Online Service”.
  • Step 2: Enter Tenement Number and click on “Search”.
  • Step 3: Next, the name of owner, address, occupier (if any) and the amount pending will be displayed. Select the “Pay” button to proceed payment of the pending tax amount.
  • Step 4: The user will be redirected to a page that shows a reconfirmation of the tenement details and payment amount. The same page would contain fields requiring the owner’s mobile number and E-mail address.
  • Step 5; Click on the Confirm icon to continue the process. The user will be redirected to the payment gateway. Payment can be made via debit card or credit card.
  • Step 6: Following payment, the user will receive a Transaction Reference Number as acknowledgement of payment. Payment will be credited into Municipal Corporation’s account within 2 working days.

The payment receipt shall be made available on the Corporation’s website or sent to the property owner’s email address.

Offline Property Tax Payment

Individuals also have the option of paying property tax at any of the city’s civic centres. Ahmedabad has 58 civic centres - 9 in central zone, 8 in east zone, 9 in new west zone, 10 in north zone, 9 in south zone and 13 in west zone.

Frequently Asked Questions

If carpet area or any factor shown in tax bill is inaccurate, how should the application be made?

For change in carpet area or any factor, application needs to be submitted as per form under rule 485/1.

What documents have to be submitted along with application form of 485/1?

The documents that need to be submitted are as follows:

  • Copy of index, sale deed
  • Copy of city survey (in case of gamtal/pole)
  • Share certificate and society resolution in co-operative society
  • For residence proof - rationing card, election card, light bill
  • For non-residential property - Shops and Establishment certificate (Gumastadhara), Excise certificate, Sales certificate, etc.

Where are the zonal offices of property tax located?

The details available as under:

Zone Address Office Landline Number
Central Zone 5th floor, Sardar Patel bhavan, Danapith. Dy.ATC (CZ) 25391811/657 32984425
North Zone Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan Naroda Road DY.ATC (NZ) 22801182 30943051
South Zone Near Rambaug Fire Station, Rambaug DY.ATC (SZ) 25465255 25465344
East Zone Harubhai Mehta Bhavan, Viratnagar Cross Roads, Nikol, Ahmedabad. DY.ATC (EZ) 22970422/23 32448119/20
West Zone Dr. Ramanbhai Patel Bhavan, Near Usmanpura Cross Roads, Ashram Road. DY.ATC (WZ) 27550584 32981597
New West Zone Near Atithi Dining Hall, Near Deep Tower, In The Lane of Shraddha Petrol Pump DY.ATC (NWZ) 26841204/05

In whose name should the cheque of property tax payment be written?

The cheque needs to be in the name of “Municipal Commissioner, Ahmedabad”. On the backside of the cheque, details like the Ward, Tenement No., Contact No. has to be mentioned.

What documents have to be provided in case of transfer of name?

The documents that will need to be provided are as follows:

  • Registered sale deed/copy of index or copy of city survey in case of pole/gamtal
  • Proof of residence - ration card, election card, or electricity bill For commercial properties - Shops & Establishment certificate (Gumastadhara), Excise certificate, Sale tax certificate, etc.
  • For property in the name of society, society resolution (tharav) with signature of chairman/secretary of co-operative housing society and other certificate.
  • Receipt of tax paid.

What is the procedure if a tenant has vacated the property?

In case a tenant has vacated a property, then form of Tax Occupier change (TOC) has to be filled. Documents for this purpose, like possession receipt of tenant, has to be attached.

When is advance tax payable?

The advance tax scheme is usually announced during the month of April every year. Advertisement pertaining to this is done in newspapers.

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